Mile High Youth Corps

2019 Summer of Service Crew Leader (Denver)

Posted: April 08, 2019
Location: Crew Leader will meet their crew at 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver and travel to work sites as a team in MHYC vehicles.
Time Commitment: May 6 – August 9 *One early start Crew Leader is desired: March 29 - August 9

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) who work together to complete work projects on public lands and in communities. 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 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.

Job Responsibilites

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision and Management

  • Provides daily supervision of the members of their crew including assigning, leading and instructing work tasks and training Corpsmembers in the development of job skills.
  • Monitors and promote crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.
  • Maintains and promotes positive group morale.
  • Enforces and models behavior outlined in the code of conduct, discipline policies and program procedures outlined in the employee handbooks at all times.
  • Provides consistent, ongoing informal feedback, as well as performs a minimum of one formal evaluation per Corpsmember each season.

Work Project Implementation

  • Proactively assesses, identifies and mitigates safety related hazards on the job site.
  • Oversees and implements a variety of conservation, service learning and community service projects for their team.
  • Distributes work among Corpsmembers and maintains even work flow.
  • Serves as a liaison and on-site contact with project partners.
  • Ensures timely, accurate and quality completion of work projects.

Corpsmember Development and Education

  • Promotes individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.
  • Plans and facilitates crew meetings and team-building activities.
  • Ensures consistent leadership development and service learning opportunities are integrated into trainings.
  • Implements and monitors Corpsmembers’ participation and progress in life skills and career readiness training programs at work site.
  • Provides consistent feedback and support to Assistant Crew Leaders on their leadership roles.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Crew Leaders in developing and implementing educational components for projects.

Administrative Duties:

  • Monitors, documents, and evaluates the participant progress in the program using individual written evaluations, case notes and 1:1 meetings.
  • Maintains thorough and complete records on each Corpsmember throughout the length of the program, including timesheets, rosters and daily accountability forms.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records for each project.
  • Assists other staff with the reporting required for funders and board members.

Ensures project photographs and required data are collected for projects.

  • Ensures timely completion of Corpsmember awards, incentives and recognitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with Youth Corps is highly preferred.
  • Experience with trail construction and maintenance, installation of rock and timber structures, fencing, noxious weed removal, pesticide application and/or general landscaping is preferred.
  • Sawyer crew leaders should have significant experience working with chainsaws. S-212, MTDC or Game of Logging training with feller certificate required.
  • Proficiency in backpacking and backcountry camping required for camping crews.
  • High School diploma or GED required. At least two years of college or vocational training is preferred. Significant professional experience may be substituted for post-secondary education.
  • At least one year experience of working with a diverse population of youth and staff in a team atmosphere is preferred.
  • Must complete Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training course prior to start date. MHYC will cover $235 of training cost.
  • Must complete CPR training prior to start date. MHYC will cover $40 of training cost.
  • Communication Skills: ability to motivate and discipline others, organize and direct a crew of young people on work projects, communicate effectively with a diverse group of young people, co-workers and supervisors and explain and demonstrate safe work practices.
  • Must have ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner, work independently, keep accurate records, prepare reports and perform case management and evaluations.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in the sun, hike 5 miles with a day-pack and operate hand and power tools.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with insurable driving record and ability to drive a 12-passenger van to and from work sites with attached trailer.
  • Pre-employment background check will be required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
  • Pre-employment drug screen required. Drug testing may be required during employment.
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E-Verify program.

Salary and Benefits

$500 - $580/week, based on experience and qualifications. Food during camping trips is provided.

Application Process

Email resume and cover letter to (include position title in subject line) or visit us in person at 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204

Questions? Email or call Claire Morrissy at 303-433-1206 ext. 229.

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