P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leaders (4)

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

About the organization

The Sierra Institute promotes healthy forests, watersheds, and communities by investing in the well-being of
rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource management. Our work supports
initiatives that simultaneously benefit the environment, economy, and equity within a given landscape. Sierra
Institute’s P-CREW Youth Corps is an essential pathway to the professional opportunity for diverse youth. Sierra
Institute is located in Taylorsville, CA (population 154), and lies within an area referred to as “Indian Valley”
that includes the communities of Greenville and Crescent Mills. Indian Valley offers uniquely rural community
events and is surrounded by public lands including Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, and Lassen
Volcanic National Park.


■ Participate in pre-season 2-3 week training (if training interferes with college finals please reach out to discuss
possible accommodations)
■ Mentor and Co-lead a crew of 11 crew members (ages 16-18) and one Alumni All-star Assistant for 10 weeks
including day to day activities at the project site, at camp, and recreational activities on the weekends. This
includes providing physical, social, and emotional support to the crew.
■ Provide guidance, leadership opportunities, and camp operations responsibilities to the Alumni All-Star Assistant
to foster personal and professional growth.
■ Educate and train youth crew members in camp set up, camp and personal hygiene, Leave No Trace principles,
and camp safety.
■ Supervise and complete conservation projects for 40 hours per week in a variety of outdoor settings.
■ Lead recreational trips on the weekends (backpacking, swimming, hiking, etc.)
■ Navigate and transport crews to and from work, camp, and recreational sites safely while pulling a trailer on both
paved and dirt roads.
■ Submit written, digital, and oral reports on project accomplishments, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles,
and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and
photos of crew members working, camping, and recreating.
■ Provide guidance for healthy meal planning to crew members. Food will be provided by support staff.


■ Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination
■ Wilderness First Aid certification or higher preferred, past First Aid experience required
■ Lifeguard certification preferred
■ Pre-service background screening required
■ Minimum Age Requirement: 21+
■ Clean Driving Record
■ Experience working with teens (ages 15-18)
■ Experience working on or supporting youth and/or young adult crews in conservation/restoration activities.
■ Social and emotional skills to promote positive personal growth and develop relationships with people from all
backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities.
■ Leadership experience
■ Camping skills and familiarity with leave no trace practices
■ Strong communication, leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
■ A sense of humor and positive mental attitude!


$20-$23 hourly ($1,080- $1,242 weekly (commensurate with experience), up to 3 weeks paid training, all meals provided during the 10 week P-CREW Season.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to
[email protected] with “P-CREW Youth Crew Leader” in the subject line. In the email please indicate your earliest
start date and answer the question of “Why do you want to work with P-CREW Youth this summer?”. Review of
applications will be on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.

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