Now Hiring: Assistant Youth Coordinator

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Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is now hiring an Assistant Youth Coordinator!


Please see full job description below and follow application guidelines to be considered for this position. Application deadline is October 26, 2018 by 5pm MST. 


Position Title:                         Assistant Youth Coordinator
Position Type:                        Full-time, year-round (30-40 hours/week)
Location:                                Basalt, Colorado – RFOV offices
Compensation:                      $18.25/hour
Reports To:                            RFOV Youth Coordinator

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects.

The Assistant Youth Coordinator will report directly to the Youth Coordinator and will be responsible for continuing to develop RFOV’s Young Stewards Initiative while co-teaching and co-leading student groups.

Position Duties:

  • Collaborate with RFOV staff, agency land managers and community collaborators to achieve RFOV’s Young Stewards Initiative program goals.
  • Assist with stewardship projects and programs for youth of various ages with attention to proper program framework including sustainability education component, mentorship, and evaluation
  • Accurately and quickly complete data entry of student surveys, evaluations, and waivers
  • Organize and restock youth specific classroom and outdoor gear
  • Participate in outreach to organizations, schools and other youth groups to stimulate interest and awareness, build relationships, and recruit groups to participate in the program.
  • Assist in identifying ways to support and sustain outreach efforts through marketing, RFOV volunteers and partners, and other community resources.
  • Continually enhance expertise in outdoor education, trail and restoration techniques. Educate self, youth, and volunteers in alpine ecology and Leave No Trace principles.
  • Comfort with backcountry skills and gear, ability to describe and safely teach students from 4th to 12th grade these skills
  • Other tasks as assigned to contribute to the overall implementation and operations of RFOV’s projects.
  • Lead adult crews on occasional work days

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong passion and ability to lead, engage, relate, and work with youth including a well-developed bag of tricks (games, motivators, ice breakers, techniques, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and/or Access
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working in teams and groups
  • Considerable experience in outdoor education and/or teaching, including camping gear, snowshoeing
  • Must be highly motivated, reliable, with a result and solution oriented perspective, organized with an attention to detail, flexible, and have strong time-management skills.
  • Strong conservation ethic and belief in RFOV’s mission, with solid commitment to and understanding of stewardship and how to cultivate it.
  • Excellent physical condition with the ability to perform regular and recurring physical exertion. (Work projects may require hiking up to 7 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools, extensive heavy stonework, and working and contributing as part of a team.)

 Other desirable qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred; however, applicable work experience may substitute for educational preferences
  • Spanish language skills (verbal and/or written) are strongly preferred, but not required
  • Experience working for or with land management agencies
  • Outdoor work experience such as trail building/maintenance and/or tree planting
  • Experience with student evaluation data analysis

All Applicants Must Have:

  • Current valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Clean criminal record and must agree to a criminal background check.
  • Certification in either a) Wilderness First Aid and CPR, or b) Wilderness First Responder
    • A or B must be obtained soon after the first date of employment.
  • A personal vehicle to be used on occasion for work
  • Adequate personal outdoor and hiking equipment

Work Schedule

The weekly work schedule will be variable with occasional weekends and evenings required.  Travel with a personal vehicle is occasionally required.

Wages and Benefits:

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include medical training allowance, eligibility for an annual performance-based bonus, paid time off, and health insurance.  Travel with a personal vehicle is reimbursed at the federal rate.

Application Deadline:  October 26,2018 by 5 PM MST.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of all races, ages, sexual orientations, and ethnic and religious backgrounds.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lizz Bailey, Youth Coordinator, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, PO Box 1341, Basalt, CO 81621 or via email to EBailey@rfov.org. Phone and email inquiries acceptable.

Organizational information can be found at www.rfov.org.

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