Position Summary:
Summer Youth Corps (SYC) is a residential summer work program for youth, ages 15-18, led by AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25. Based at St. Croix State Park in Minnesota, SYC youth members live, work, and recreate from mid-June to mid-August while conserving natural spaces and improving parks throughout Minnesota and neighboring states. SYC is dedicated to accessibility for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and runs an American Sign Language (ASL) crew.

The Assistant Program Manager is integral to the Summer Youth Corps’ program working in conjunction with the Program Manager in the recruitment and enrollment of participants, preparation, coordination and facilitation of program curriculum and training, administration and oversight of youth, and maintenance and logistics for facilities and equipment needed for environmental project work.

Tagged as: Camp Staff


• 1-3 years of experience supervising youth (15-18) and/or young adults (18-25)
• Ability to effectively interact with and lead people from diverse backgrounds
• Strong initiative and ability to act independently with minimal supervision
• Leadership skills, characterized by the ability to gain respect, supervise, delegate, and positively coach others
• Working knowledge of conservation project management from a variety of disciplines such as trail construction/maintenance, invas

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should apply by sending a resume AND cover letter to [email protected] Please include SYC Assistant Program Manager in the email subject line. Application Deadline: January 13, 2023