Summer Land Conservation Crew Leader Positions Available in Denver and Colorado Springs


April 19, 2012

 

The Mile High Youth Corps Crew Leader positions require individuals who are skilled problem‐solvers, experienced leaders and positive role models. A crew is comprised of ten Corpsmembers (18‐24 years old) all working together to complete conservation work projects on public lands and in communities. Crew Leaders manage a demanding work and living schedule and are responsible for creating a valuable experience for the Corpsmembers. Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring the facilitation of environmental education, healthy lifestyle, job readiness training, leadership development, civic engagement, independent living and positive group living skills to their crew. Crew Leaders must possess a strong work ethic, promote high quality work performance in their crew, and have a desire to devote themselves to field‐based work and youth development for an entire summer. The position requires both supervisory and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Position Description:
(The description below reflects some additional expectations of CAMPING CREW LEADERS. Day crews will not be expected to meet all of the same obligations.)

The MHYC Crew Leader positions require individuals who are skilled problem-solvers, experienced leaders and positive role models. A crew is comprised of eight to eleven Corpsmembers (18-24 years old) all working together to complete conservation work projects on public lands and in communities. Crew leaders manage a demanding work and living schedule and will be responsible for creating a valuable experience for the Corpsmembers. Leaders will be responsible for facilitating environmental education, life skills, transferable work skills, and safe, positive group living skills to their crew. Leaders must possess a strong work ethic, promote high quality work performance in their crew, and have a desire to devote themselves to field-based work and youth development for an entire summer. All positions require both supervisory and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Crew Leader Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage, supervise, and participate in day-to-day details of crew life in camp and at work site.
- Monitor, manage, and promote crew's physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.
- Train and motivate a crew of 8-11 young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands.
- Coordinate closely with the project sponsors and the Field Supervisor in order to accomplish the scope and quality of work to the sponsor's satisfaction.
- Work as a team with Crew Mentors and others to implement training curriculum with Corpsmembers at work projects and in evenings.
- Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, project accomplishments and other required documentation.
- Conduct Corpsmember evaluations, report incidents and corrective actions formally and in a timely manner.
- Manage petty cash, gas cards and food budget for crew.
- Transport crew safely in MHYC vehicles.
- Promote individual Corpsmember development and a healthy crew community.
- Fully participate in environmental education, leadership development, civic engagement, healthy lifestyles, career development, and service learning opportunities.
- Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
- Adhere to the rules and regulations specified in the MHYC Employee and Corpsmember Handbooks.
- Implement Leave No Trace techniques on camp and project sites.

General Qualifications:
- High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
- Must be a minimum of 21 years old and eligible to work in the United States.
- Familiarity with the safe use of basic hand tools. Conservation, construction or landscaping experience preferred.
- Experience with youth development, environmental education, youth employment and training, or facilitation of life skills activities. Familiarity with the youth corps model preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Physically fit, able to work long days in adverse conditions.
- Ability to adhere to the MHYC policy which prohibits smoking and other tobacco use in MHYC facilities, vehicles or project sites.
- Current First Aid and CPR certifications preferred. Wilderness First Responder, NOLS courses, Outward Bound courses, all a plus.
- Knowledge of Leave No Trace camping techniques.
- Ability to implement MHYC policies and procedures regarding disciplinary, performance, and safety requirements.
- Leadership experience with diverse young adults and a demonstrated ability to build a team.
- Desire to make a difference in the lives of Corpsmembers and communities.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Possess an insurable driving record and current driver's license.
- Pre-employment background check and drug screen will be required. May implement drug testing throughout employment.
- May be subject to FBI background check which involves being fingerprinted.
- Ability to legally work in the United States, which will be checked via the federal E-verify system.

Denver Applicants:

Email: Send resume and cover letter to christyg@mhyc.net (include position title in subject line)
Fax: 303-433-5997
Mail: Send resume and cover letter to: Attn. Christy Gallese, 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-433-1206 (Opt. 2, x. 227)

Colorado Springs Applicants:

To apply, please email your resume to ryans@mhyc.net with "Crew Leader" in the subject line.
Questions? Call Ryan at 719-630-7421

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