Environment Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)
Title: Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) Member
Reports to: Program Director
Location: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – Late November 2019.
Wages: Living stipend of $400 a week with a $4,266.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program
Benefits: 5 days of PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Responder and CPR/AED training, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.)
WFR: CLDP members will be provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango March 22 – 29, through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR Courses or Recertification Courses can be reimbursed up to $650, but must be taken prior to the start of the season.
Multiple positions open until filled.
The AmeriCorps (AC) Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) is a two-phase program. The first phase focuses on orientation, training and development; The second phase focuses on implementation and continued leadership development. The AmeriCorps CLDP provides young adults the opportunity to develop outdoor conservation and leadership skills; participants will be exposed to a variety of conservation projects, leadership experiences, and service opportunities on public lands and in local communities throughout the Southwest region of Colorado. Basic program structure will include:
8-weeks of crew leader training with experienced SCC crew leaders and staff. Trainings will include: Introduction to SCC mission, staff, and culture, SCC policies and procedures, risk management, managing crew dynamics, front country and backcountry outdoor living, Leave No Trace, Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, technical trail skills, project management, partner relations, logistics and Wilderness Medicine (WFR). The work schedule during technical trainings is primarily 10 days on and 4 days off.
Co-leading adult conservation crews (trail, saw, etc.). While co-leading, CLDP members will be responsible for project management, as well as the care and well-being of a 6 – 8 person crew, completing conservation projects on public lands, such as trail restoration, native planting, habitat rehabilitation or fencing, invasive species removal, chainsaw, or various public recreational facility improvements. Crew Leaders in Development are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the crew in the absence of their co-leader.
Southwest Conservation Corps:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. SCC engages motivated young adults, ages 18 – 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Four Corners region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species removal, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.
Each crew consists of 6 – 8 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary, but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. There is a possibility you could work 5 days on and 2 days off, or a variation of schedules, so we require all members and leaders to be flexible. SCC does not provide housing on your off days. SCC crews work in a variety of national parks, national forests and other public land areas throughout the Southwest. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corps Members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing.
How to ApplyTo apply, complete the CLDP application, upload cover letter and resume: https://sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities Any questions can be addressed to Program Coordinator, Lisa Slupianek: firstname.lastname@example.org
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