Southwest Conservation Corps

Youth Crew Leader

Posted: November 14, 2018
Location: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
Time Commitment: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

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, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Youth Crew Leaders co-lead two summer sessions with high school students ages 14-18, in counties throughout the Four Corners and Los Valles regions. 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 in the Los Valles region may continue term to lead adult crews into the fall.

Crew leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. 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.

Salary and Benefits

$500 – 620 / week DOQ, DOE Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment, 8-week Crew Leader training including U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, and other development opportunities. PTO and Health Benefit Eligible for positions over 6 months.

Application Process

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