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Posted: 20 March 2019

Reports to: CCYC Director
Salary: $12-17/hour
Status: Year-round, part-time, 24hrs/week
Location: Monticello, UT


The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a program of the non-profit Canyon Country Discovery Center in Monticello, Utah. CCYC is an employment, conservation education, and leadership program for primarily local and Native American youth ages 15-30, from the Four Corners area and around the country, who complete conservation projects on public lands. Youth work outdoors for 5-14 weeks, earn a living stipend, and may have the opportunity to receive an AmeriCorps education award. CCYC educates about employment skills such as: project work skills, tool use, employment expectations, field techniques, resource protection, outdoor living/cooking/menu planning, healthy living skills, and about careers in natural resource and recreation management. Work projects include habitat restoration, trail construction/ maintenance, invasive species removal, fence building, and fire/fuels reduction in the Southeast Utah area.



The CCYC Program Development Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to recruit conservation corps crew leaders (ages 21+) and crewmembers (ages 15 –30), assist the Program Director with logistical and field program needs, help supervise crew members, and help create resources that enhance the crewmembers educational experience. CCYC completes about 80 weeks of conservation work each year, employing anywhere from 40-70 crew members in 8 work crews. This is primarily an office-based position.




Program Logistics:

  • Recruiting and Oversight of Corps Members

  • Improve on existing recruitment strategy, targeting Four Corners Region and Native American Communities

  • Improve on marketing materials such as displays, flyers, brochures, and posters and distribute them widely in the region for each crew session

  • Complete timely recruiting visits to schools and community partners that enhance presence in the region

  • Develop and place advertisements in newspapers, newsletters, and the Internet

  • Interview and hire all crew members and leaders for each crew session

  • Manage CCYC’s social media account

  • Report on AmeriCorps grant deliverables

  • Create and post job descriptions and applications for all crew leader and crew member positions

  • Interview and hire approximately 8 crew leaders and 40-70 crew members per year

  • Oversee all crew leader and crewmember hiring paperwork and paper files

  • Process and file all crew leader and crewmember hiring and program paperwork in an orderly manner

  • Implement existing program components such as education, trainings, etc.

  • Help develop educational resources for crewmembers during, and post their CCYC experience

  • Mentor crewmembers through regular check-ins and occasional visits to the field

  • Assist in development and implementation of crew leader training and specific crew trainings

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Respond to inquiries about the program

  • Work with other CCYC staff on appropriate projects

  • Keeps member files up to date and in line with AmeriCorps regulations

  • Attend AmeriCorps meetings as assigned on a regular basis in the region


  • Implement, monitor, and enforce all CCDC and CCYC Policies and Procedures

  • Help with training trips throughout the season

  • Participate in a weekly on-call system for crews in the field


  • Experience with other conservation corps, or outdoor-based youth development programs required

  • Experience with an AmeriCorps program preferred

  • Good organizational, managerial and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and teaching/mentoring skills

  • Strong conflict resolution and team building skills preferred

  • Able to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced team environment

  • Current CPR & First Aid certification required

  • Computer literate (Mac preferred)

  • Clean driving record (insurable), and current driver’s license

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Ability to pass a background check and work with diverse and vulnerable populations

  • Positive attitude and ability to have fun with staff, youth, and young adults

  • Ability to work primarily in the office (85% office; 15% field)


The employee must possess the ability to hike and climb in rough terrain. He or she must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Will be required to drive a vehicle, with some overnight and weekend travel. This job will require a flexible schedule and the successful candidate must be able go into the field as needed.

Send a cover letter detailing relevant experience to this position, a current resume, and three professional references to No calls, please. Position open until filled.

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