The Youth Corps Director provides administrative guidance and oversight for the Canyon Country Youth Corps. Primary responsibilities include administrative guidance of the AmeriCorps award, coordination with public lands professionals to secure work contracts, management of program budgets, oversight of field operations to ensure high quality delivery of public lands work, and ensuring educational programing impacts youths’ lives. The Youth Corps Director supervises a team of 2-3 staff and and oversees 9 youth corps crews per year.
Responsibilities & Functions
• Supervision: The Youth Corps Director trains and supervises youth corps staff, ensures crews are completing work to the satisfaction of public lands agencies, and meets program goals for all grant requirements. The Youth Corps Director also oversees compliance with organizational and programmatic operational policies, and promotes a motivated work environment for staff and crews.
• Program Development: The Youth Corps Director works with senior staff and public lands agency officials to secure funding from grants and fee-for-service contracts. The Youth Corps Director also assists senior staff on project reports for funders. Additionally, the Youth Corps Director maintains positive professional relationships with other youth corps organizations in the Four Corners Area and works collaboratively to meet public lands management needs.
• Oversight of AmeriCorps Award: The Youth Corps Director works with the Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism to ensure organizational compliance with all AmeriCorps requirements to ensure the organization remains in good standing. The position requires participation and positive representation of the organization at all related program director’s meetings, trainings, workshops, and conferences. The Youth Corps Director also oversees staff assisting with compliance of AmeriCorps.
• Program Management: The Youth Corps Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day youth corps operations, planning, and managing the schedules of up to 4 crews at one time. The Youth Corps Director builds and maintains relationships with partners in federal, state, city, and county land management agencies. The Youth Corps Director plans all logistics in advance and communicates logistics clearly to youth corps and organizational staff. The Youth Corps Director is also responsible for maintaining paperwork related to grants, fee-for-service, and internal needs.
• Financial: The Youth Corps Director works within an annual budget, assisting other senior staff in aspects of budgetary decisions. The Youth Corps Director works with finance staff to oversee crew leader and crewmember payrolls, to invoice public lands partners, to track spending, and to ensure payments are made in a timely manner.
• Organizational Leader: The Youth Corps Director leads program team meetings and works with organizational leadership to ensure a healthy, productive work environment. This includes coordinating with other departments’ logistics, managing schedules, approving payroll, and participating in organizational leadership activities.
Necessary Skills and Qualifications
• Insightful team player who can build and maintain relationships with other regional youth corps, public lands agencies, foundation officers, and others supporting youth corps or AmeriCorps efforts.
• Highly developed decision making to evaluate alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes.
• Outstanding organizational and time management abilities to structure tasks, establish priorities, multi-task, and set goals.
• Supervisory skills, including the ability to effectively interact with and motivate a small team of individuals on a daily basis, in consistent and flexible manner.
• Excellent communication skills (oral/written) to ensure effective communication of goals.
• A high level of accountability, responsibility, and dependability.
• Experience in managing relationships with multiple organizational partners and agencies.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs and a database, with the demonstrated ability to complete written reports, budget summaries and analyses, and track program information.
• Three years’ supervisory experience, preferably with conservation corps, public lands management, or youth development organization.
• Experience and understanding of AmeriCorps award requirements and Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred, but not required.
Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and acceptable background check.
This position requires periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours at times. To successfully perform essential functions the candidate is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Youth Corps Director may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis and possess the ability to hike and climb in rough terrain. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Send a cover letter detailing relevant experience, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please. Position open until filled.