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Western Colorado Conservation Corps

Position title : Crew Leader

Deadline to apply : 02/13/2020

Type of Position : Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc : Grand Junction

State / Territory : Colorado

Organization/Program Description :

Western Colorado Conservation Corps was established in 1999 as a program of Mesa Youth Services. Western Colorado Conservation Corps is a non-profit, Americorps-affiliated organization which makes it our mission to serve youth in a conservation-minded service and educational experience. We operate in 4 counties Mesa, Delta, Montrose & Gunnison county. WCCC partners with public land managing agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, to provide world-class public land improvement projects for WCCC Corpsmembers.

Position Description :

Position Type: Field-based, temporary, full-time

Leaders camp and serve in the front country and back country of Western Colorado. Leaders earn a semi-monthly stipend, plus food and lodging when required to camp at project site. Career training takes place primarily in a backcountry setting and involves building and maintaining trails and fences, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration.  Learn to camp, cook, orienteer, and live in a community setting.  Leaders also have the opportunity to earn up to $3,047.50, in addition to a semi-monthly stipend, from an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply). Leaders must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement

Assistant Crew Leaders will help lead a crew of 6-10 youth, 16-25 years old, in service. The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up. Member must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement 

 Crew Leaders will lead a crew of 6-10 youth, 16-25 years old, with two Assistant Crew Leaders.  The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up.  Must hold members accountable and not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement

Job Duties :
  • Lead the crews on service projects such as trail building and maintenance, wildlife habitat restoration, fence building and maintenance, and invasive species removal while serving with the Assistant Crew Leader (ACL).
  • Coordinate with the ACL to lead the crews during camping, cooking, recreation, environmental education, and group learning programs.
  • Occasional planning of recreational and educational activities, food and equipment purchasing and maintenance, and program evaluation
  • Responsible for all project specific/crew specific reporting

Unallowable Team Leader Activities

  • Signing member timesheets
  • Evaluating member performance
  • Disciplining AmeriCorps members
  • Enrolling/dismissing AmeriCorps members
  • Writing and/or signing program reports
  • Managing the program’s payroll and budget
Requirements :
  • Experience teaching outdoor and/or environmental education curriculum preferred and other leadership experience
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Hands-on physical labor experience preferred
  • Current driver’s license with a good driving record Committed to making a positive difference in youth
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be 21 years old

Service Environment

This position requires arduous physical activity in adverse weather conditions. Crew leaders must be physically fit and able to lift, bend, carry, push and other heavy physical labor.

Benefits :
  • Semi-Monthly Stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education Award:
    • 900hrs – $3,047.50
    • 675hrs – $2,321.00
    • 450hrs – $1612.43
    • 300hrs – $1,289.95
  • Insurance
Contact Information :

Tiffany Weimer

HR Manager

[email protected]

(970) 241-1027 ext. 103