TeamWorks Conservation Corps Crew Leader
About the organization
TEENS, Inc. is a Nederland, Colorado based non-profit organization with the mission to support, educate and empower youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. TeamWorks is a youth educational-based employment program which aims to connect young people with nature and community. TeamWorks combines a diverse group of youth from rural and urban areas to carry out projects alongside both public land managers and non-profits.
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.
Entire season runs from May 10th - August 12th, 2021
*Partner with a variety of land management agencies and non-profit organizations to complete needed projects, including but not limited to: Fire mitigation, trail building and maintenance, watershed restoration, noxious weed removal and light construction projects.
*You and a co-leader will be responsible for training, mentoring, and working alongside a group of *12 crew members, supporting individual needs and maintaining group morale.
*Demonstrate effective communication with crew, co-leader, project partners, and the Teamworks administration team.
*Manage risk at the work site and oversee and maintain crew safety.
*Complete accurate and detailed documentation of time sheets, weekly debrief, crew member evaluations, incident reports, and project work reports.
*Facilitate a safe and comfortable work environment, where youth can learn and grow.
*Provide timely feedback and guidance to encourage personal growth among crew members through both formal and informal reviews.
*Ensure that youth are learning from project partners, crew leaders and each other about the work they are completing.
*Create a positive and professional working relationship with our partners, and ensure projects are being completed to meet their expectations.
*Know and uphold TEENS, Inc. policies in the field.
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.
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]
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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