Conservation-Assistant Crew Leader

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (New Mexico)

Taos, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $960 bi-weekly living stipend + $6,345 Education Award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in New Mexico is hiring for 2022!

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization serving New Mexico. We inspire young adults to make a positive difference in themselves and their communities. Through training and service, Corpsmembers discover their potential for healthy, productive lives.

Assistant Crew Leaders (ACLs) play a pivotal role in building successful crews and meaningful programming. They are leaders, facilitators, and communicators, tasked with inspiring fellow Corpsmembers to achieve personal and professional growth. As both a member of the crew and a part of the leadership team the ACL occupies a unique and demanding position. For the right individual, this position is a pathway towards full leadership positions and further opportunities in conservation.

STIPEND: $960 every two weeks, before taxes

EDUCATION AWARD: $6,345 upon completion of 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term 

DATES: January 24, 2022 - November 18th, 2022. 11 weeks of paid orientation training followed by project work. (Actual dates may vary due to weather, COVID-19, or other conditions)

LOCATION: Taos, NM - Upper Rio Grande Office OR Albuquerque, NM - Middle Rio Grande office. Project schedule varies depending on office location, give attention to position description when applying on website. 


Crew Leadership

  • In partnership with Crew Leader, assist in the creation of a highly collaborative leadership structure with shared responsibilities and input.
  • Help facilitate scheduled educational trainings throughout the season, while also assisting in impromptu “teachable moments” in the field. 
  • Model appropriate professional behavior, environmental stewardship, and work ethic for Corpsmembers; be an example that inspires the crew.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to creating a culture of safety within the crew.
  • Assist with crew function during disaster relief work lasting up to 45 days (if deployed).

Project Management

  • Serve with Crew leader, Program Coordinator, project sponsors, and organizational partners to accomplish projects in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Supervise the crew (or a portion of the crew) for project efficiency or as the need arises. 
  • Track daily tool issue, ensuring that tools are well-maintained, organized, and accounted for throughout project work. 
  • Assist in daily preparation of supplies and equipment: first aid kits, vehicle inspection, personal protective equipment.


  • Assist in the facilitation of crew meetings on a regular basis.
  • Assist in reporting requirements and project impact paperwork.
  • Create a leadership development plan to further personal growth and leadership competencies. 


All Rocky Mountain Youth Corps members and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  • 21 - 30 years of age as of January 24, 2022
  • US Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
  • Able to complete entire length of service term (January 24 - November 18) 


  • Experience with, or an interest in, environmental or conservation related projects.
  • Community volunteer experience or a history of service-based learning.


  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse weather conditions
  • Good public speaking skills to address crews and conduct training sessions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to be punctual and reliable.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Open to constructive feedback.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Strong capacity as a team player.
  • Maturity level that allows for supervision and motivation of peers.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through with project goals.  

Apply at by clicking the 'Join a Crew' link under the 'Get Involved' tab. Please provide a resume and references when applying. 

For further inquiries, please email

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. RMYC is a drug free workplace.  All RMYC positions are dependent upon funding availability.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.