Conservation Corps Crew Leader
About the organization
Lincoln Hills TeamWorks isn’t a one-off summer experience, but instead offers youth an opportunity for a deeper connection with community and the natural world. TeamWorks is a conservation-based youth employment program that brings together a mix of young people (ages 16-20) from urban and rural areas to work side by side on crews. As an organization, our goal is to attract and hire underrepresented youth who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to work on a conservation crew. Crews collaborate with a variety of project partners in the Front Range of Colorado, and have the chance to work with both public land managers as well as non-profit organizations. Teamworks fosters a work environment that is equally fun and supportive, and many of our youth return to work for the program year after year, building solid relationships with one another, their crew leaders, our organization, and the lands they work on.
Crews work 10 hours a day, Mon-Thurs, on an assortment of conservation projects including trail building and maintenance, fire mitigation, watershed restoration, and noxious weed removal, and all participants and leaders return home each night. In addition, each crew will participate in a 4 day, 3 night campout once during the season, providing an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of the crew and providing many participants an opportunity for healthy risk taking. Crew leaders will have three day weekends to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which are easily accessible from everywhere we work!
Entire season runs from May 10th - August 12th, 2021
May 10th - May 27th - Paid training
June 1st - July 30th - Season with crew
August 4th -6th and 10th-13th- Crew leader only projects
All crews work Mon - Thursday, 10 hour days, with the exceptions of July 5th (day off)
Pay: $17-$20/ hr depending on experience. Crew leaders are paid for drive time to the work site
Housing not provided, but we work to help crew leaders find a place to live.
Positions based in Denver, Boulder. Conifer, Nederland, Bailey and Idaho Springs, Colorado.
*At least 1 year previous leadership experience with youth
*Must attend a paid 2-week Crew Leader training May 10th - May 27th ($100/day)
*At least 21 years old
*Ability to work collaboratively with a co-leader
*Bachelor's degree and/ or a previous experience working with teens and young adults.
*Exceptional organizational, leadership and communication skills.
*Experienced working in the outdoors in various weather conditions for up to 10 hours.
*Participate in a 3 night camping trip with your crew during the summer
*Willingness to submit a driving record and ability to drive a 15-passenger van in both urban and rural environments
*Able to work to the whole season without any conflicting commitments.
*Risk management and decision making proficiency
*Effective and inclusive leadership skills
*High capacity for communication and feedback
Desired Skills (applicants do not have to possess all skills to be a good fit):
*Practical knowledge of, and experience with trail/conservation work and tool use.
*Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification
*Ability to use challenges and experiences to foster learning among crew members.
*High level of group management and facilitation skills
*Experience and excitement for working with culturally diverse groups
Contact email: [email protected]
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