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Director, Canyon Country Youth Corps

Reports to: Executive Director  

Status: Full time, Exempt 

 Location: Monticello, UT  


CCDC Mission

The Canyon Country Discovery Center creates lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau through adventure, education, and stewardship.

Organization Overview

Canyon Country Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Monticello, UT. The mission of CCDC is to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau through adventure, education and stewardship.

Program Summary

The Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a program operated by the Canyon County Discovery Center (CCDC) in Monticello, Utah. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults to participate in service projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region. Service Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction, repair or demolition; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical vegetation thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings. 

Position Summary  

The CCYC Director provides administrative guidance and field oversight for Canyon Country Youth  Corps. The primary responsibility is to ensure high quality delivery of public lands work and  educational programing. The purpose of this work is to improve the life and job skills of the youth and  enhance the quality of the public lands served by CCYC. Achieving this goal includes coordinating and  integrating fieldwork management with educational program development, operations, budgets,  contract compliance, and data collection for evaluation of all aspects of CCYC. This position directly  supervises 2 full-time staff, a VISTA position, as well as 9+ crews per year (8 members each).  

Responsibilities & Functions  

• Supervision

The CCYC Director trains and supervises all CCYC office staff, meets with them and crew leaders on a regular basis, and oversees crewmembers. The CCYC Director also oversees compliance with CCDC and CCYC operational policies and procedures, and promotes and establishes a motivated work environment for crew leaders and crewmembers. 

• Program Development

The CCYC Director works with other senior staff to secure funding from grants and federal and state agencies through fee-for-service contracts to meet annual budget projections (approximately $600K annually). The CCYC Director also assists other senior staff on grants and reports for funders about the projects and crews (annually, or as required). 

• Program Management

The CCYC Director is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operations of CCYC, planning, and managing the schedules of up to 4 crews at one time. The CCYC Director builds and maintains relationships with partners in federal, state, city, and county land management agencies. The CCYC Director plans all logistics in advance and communicates these logistics clearly to CCYC and FCS staff. The CCYC Director is also responsible for maintaining paperwork related to grants, fee-for-service, and internal needs. 

• Financial

The CCYC Director works within an annual budget of approximately $700K, assisting other senior staff in aspects of budgetary decisions. The CCYC Director works with the Business Manager 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.

• Team Player 

The CCYC Director helps run all Conservation Service Group meetings and works within the team  environment. The Director works with other staff on appropriate projects. This includes  coordinating with other departments’ logistics and managing schedules. The CCYC Director helps  with various office tasks as needed, based on skills they possess, and as time permits.  


Necessary Skills and Qualifications  

• Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to interact with and positively influence youth from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. 

• Highly developed decision making to evaluate alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes. 

• Outstanding organizational and time management abilities needed 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 a consistent and flexible manner. 

• Excellent communication skills (oral/written) to ensure effective communication of goals. 

• A high level of accountability, responsibility, and dependability needed to work with minimal direct supervision or direction. 

• 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. 

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred. 

• At least three years supervisory experience with a Conservation Corps or youth development organization. 

• Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and acceptable background check. 


Physical/Essential Requirements  

This position requires periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend  and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions the CCYC Director is required to sit,  stand, walk, speak and hear. The CCYC 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. The  CCYC Director may be required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The ability to drive a FCS vehicle is  also required. This job will require a flexible schedule. A successful candidate must be able to balance  field needs and office duties, as needed.


The above is intended as an overview of the job responsibilities, but is not inclusive of all job requirements.


CCDC is fully committed to ensuring an environment in which non-discrimination and equal opportunity are fundamental values. CCDC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender expression, gender identity, medical condition, ancestry, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to No calls, please.

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