Program Coordinator: Land Conservation (Colorado Springs)

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00pm



Colorado Springs, CO
United States

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Essential Functions:

Youth Development, Hiring & Supervision

  • Support recruitment and manage hiring for all Land Conservation Leader, Summer of Service and Fall Forestry Corpsmembers.
  • Implement orientation and training for Corpsmembers, Crew Leaders and Alumni Mentor.
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the performance of Corpsmembers, Crew Leaders and Alumni Mentor.
  • Enforce the policies and procedures outlined in the MHYC employee and Corpsmember handbooks.
  • Promote a solution-focused youth development environment in which Corpsmembers have the opportunity to develop new skills.
  • Promote individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.
  • Maintain a consistent leadership presence in the field and ensure high quality project completion.
  • Provide significant leadership development and service opportunities for Corpsmembers throughout the duration of their terms of service both within the agency and in the community.
  • Support and lead staff and Corpsmembers towards agency goals; consistently contributing to the team effort.
  • May serve as safety officer, ensuring proper follow-up and self-care principles are taken by Corpsmembers injured in the field.
  • Serve as on-call duty officer for overnight camping crews; required to address emergency situations if they arise after work hours in the field.
  • Substitute for Crew Leaders in the field as needed.

Program Coordination

  • Oversee the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Land Conservation program.
  • Ensure meaningful program implementation that successfully meets the 6 core educational areas, including crew time, community meetings and team-building activities.
  • Implement program practices that reflect local and national best practices in relation to Youth Corps, youth development, and other related fields.
  • Develop appropriate programmatic structures that promote Corpsmember success and meet programmatic, agency, and funder goals.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in program activities both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that safe working procedures are followed.
  • Work closely with the Land staff to ensure fee-for-service projects are well executed leading to a high satisfaction level of project partners.
  • Maintain accurate program records and reports as needed.
  • Support the Land staff in the successful distribution, security and maintenance of MHYC tools, vehicles and uniforms.

Administrative Duties

  • Monitor, document, and evaluate Corpsmember progress in the program using individual written evaluations, case notes, and 1:1 meetings.
  • Prepare Corpsmember files and ensure file paperwork completion and accuracy.
  • Track Corpsmember hours, establish and hold Corpsmembers accountable to hours benchmarks, and enter and approve hours in Paycom.
  • Support the coordination of SFR Community Meetings.
  • Maintain integrity of all MHYC physical assets, by controlling the distribution, return and security of all vehicles, tools, equipment and facilities.
  • Maintain thorough and complete records on each Corpsmember throughout the length of the program, including timesheets, hour logs, rosters and daily accountability forms.
  • Maintain complete and accurate files, including project data and records, and employment paperwork for each Corpsmember.
  • Assist other staff with the reporting required for funders and board members.
  • Ensure project photographs and required data are collected for seasonal projects.
  • Ensure timely completion of Corpsmember awards, incentives and recognitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education:  BA or BS required. Certifications in appropriate land management technical skills preferred.

Experience:  1-2 years of program coordination and supervision experience required. 1-2 years of experience in conservation, volunteer management or working for youth corps preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.
  • Knowledge of public land agencies and nonprofit organizations serving the Southern Front Range.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to provide successful supervision and leadership of staff. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to be solution oriented and deliver high quality customer service to project partners.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in the sun and hike 7 miles with a day-pack.
  • Must be able to camp for up to 5-10 consecutive days at a time if situations deem necessary during the course of a season.
  • Wilderness First Aid or higher preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required.
  • Ability to legally work in the United States, which will be verified through the federal E-Verify Program.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.  Drug testing may also be required during employment. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting. 

Hours & Compensation:

This is a full time, temporary, salaried position. The anticipated end date is November 29, 2019. The salary range is $615-$653 per week depending on experience. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours will be required for camping projects and special events. Position open until filled.

Position Start Date:

Monday, February 4, 2019

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How to Apply:

To Apply:

Email: Send resume and cover letter to (include position title in subject line)

Mail: Send resume and cover letter to: Mile High Youth Corps, Attn. Jesse Roehm, 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:

The salary range is $615-$653 per week depending on experience. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours will be required for camping projects and special events. Position open until filled.

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