Youth Crew Leader
Posted: November 08, 2019
Location: Durango, Colorado or Salida, CO
Time Commitment: March 30th, 2020 start; 4.5 and 8 month positions available
Pairs work together to co-lead a high school crew of up to 8 members during the summer season. High school crews work Monday – Friday and may be camping crews or day crews. Local students ages 14-18 are hired to complete a variety of projects. One day a week is an education day. Crew Leaders and CLDP’s work long days and may work from remote communities, away from the main office. All leaders will spend April and May in an intensive crew leader training. (See each complete position description for more details on Spring Season, and each jobs’ responsibilities.) The schedule for leaders is rigorous but rewarding.
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, communities and environment through hands-on work on our public lands.
Leadership & Mentorship
Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work.
Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
Mentor and delegate project responsibilities and member development to Crew Leader in Development.
Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program.
Project Management & Implementation
Train and motivate a crew of six to eight high school students to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands within a 8-12 hour work day, while managing quality of project work
Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, co-leader, & SCC staff
Safety & Risk Management
Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site
Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
Transport crew’s and equipment safely in SCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers
Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, and project related deliverables.
Manage food budget and credit card for purchases
Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen
Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus
Required to drive an SCC vehicle
Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
Wages: $685/week Benefits: 3 days’ discretionary time, structured time off in-between sessions, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized Chainsaw training, Mental Health First Aid Training
Complete the Crew Leader Application, upload cover letter and resume. Follow link at the bottom of the page!