Environment Youth Crew Leader
Title: Youth Crew Leader
Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – August 9th, 2019
Location: SCC Four Corners - Durango, CO.
Wages: $500-620/week DOE, DOQ, tiered training wage during 8-week training season
Benefits: 3 days’ discretionary time, 2 PTO days built in, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, S-212 Chainsaw training, other development opportunities.
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Youth Programs Manager
Multiple positions opened until filled.
Southwest Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. SCC operates conservation service programs across Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico with offices in Durango and Salida, CO, Gallup, Acoma, and Zuni, NM. SCC has broad program offerings including individual intern placements in natural resource positions as well as crew based conservation service programs for youth, young adults, and post 9-11 era Veterans. SCC programs are rooted in the communities served, addressing local public land issues and working to meet local community needs and interests. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning.
SCC’s Youth Crew Leaders will spend 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, an S-212 Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will co-lead two 4-week sessions with high school students ages 14-18, with a Crew Leader Development Program member. Each session will be Monday-Friday, and may be a camping crew or a day crew. Crews will complete local conservation and community agricultural based projects. Crew leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week.
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement and decision-making, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to youth, the environment and a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.
How to ApplyVisit https://sccorps.org/leadership-opportunities and under Youth Leadership, Click Apply Here for the Four Corners * Durango Office.
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