Chief Executive OfficerJOB DETAILS
Actively Recruiting: Yes
Position title: Chief Executive Officer
Type of Position: Staff (Full-Time)
Town, City, Park, etc: Steamboat Springs
State / Territory: Colorado
Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance
Project/Program Focus: Other
RMYC engages the strength and potential of youth and young adults to make a difference in themselves and their community through meaningful service opportunities, educational experiences, and employment. RMYC strives to meet the needs of the communities and public lands of northwest Colorado by offering a variety of programs and services for youth ages 11-30 years.
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Board of Directors, is seeking a highly qualified Chief Executive Officer. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position January 22, 2024.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Rocky Mountain youth Corps Board of Directors in identifying and screening the candidates.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is a non-profit organization based in Steamboat Springs, CO that engages over 800 young people annually through four program models: Conservation Corps, Youth Corps, Natural Resource Internships, and Yampa Valley Science School. Programs operate throughout NW Colorado and Wyoming, and into Utah and South Dakota.
The Youth Corps and Conservation Corps programs engage youth and young adults in the outdoors by putting them on crews of around 10 members to perform community and environmental service projects, mainly on public lands. Projects include trails, fire fuels mitigation, historic preservation, and parks and campground maintenance. They live and work together for extended time periods in the summer and fall.
The corps programs serve ages 11-25 years. Youth ages 11-13 are volunteers, and they work closer to home. All youth participants ages 14 and up are paid a wage, and over 17 can earn an AmeriCorps Education Award for higher education in addition to their payroll. Young adult crew members aged 18-25 years live and work outdoors 24/7 for a minimum of 11 weeks, and up to 20 weeks.
Ultimately, RMYC prepares youth for a healthy, productive adulthood by instilling independent living skills, job skills, and healthy lifestyles. Corps members leave with increased resilience, self-efficacy, leadership, and problem solving. RMYC is the largest employer of youth in northwest Colorado!
Our Natural Resource Internship Program engages young adults in paid conservation career positions within public land management agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. Interns also receive AmeriCorps Education Awards. Many of our interns go on to pursue lifelong careers in natural resource management.
Finally, our Yampa Valley Science School program brings every 6 th grader from Routt County to a camp each fall during school for 4 days and one overnight to engage in a science curriculum through hands-on, experiential lesson activities. The students leave with greater excitement for learning about science and more prepared for school.
RMYC's service region is primarily the ten rural counties of northwest Colorado: Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, Lake, Summit, Grand, and Jackson. However, RMYC crews and interns travel as far as Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota for some projects. The RMYC campus is located on the northwest edge of Steamboat Springs in Routt County. All offices are at this location. Best known for its ski resort, Steamboat Springs is unique in that there is a diverse and vibrant community that appeals to visiting outdoor enthusiasts. Unlike many other ski resort towns in Colorado, Steamboat Springs is a true western town that embraces the historical agricultural and mining cultures while maintaining a variety of recreational activities. The mighty Yampa River that originates in south Routt County and flows through downtown is the only wild river tributary to the Colorado River. The Yampa provides premier fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, and other river sports. The landscape surrounding Steamboat Springs includes gentle rolling hills as well as steep, Rocky Mountains. The Zirkel Wilderness Area lies just 20 miles north of town with numerous points of access. Natural hot springs, hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, and boating are just a few of the favorite activities of residents and visitors.
Steamboat Springs lies about 110 miles northwest of Denver at 6,732' of elevation with a population of just over 13,000-year-round residents who were lucky enough to be "bitten by the Yampa Valley curse"!