TeamWorks Conservation Crew Leader

TEENS, Inc.

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. Lincoln Hills TeamWorks (called TeamWorks, moving forward) is a youth education-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

Duties

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 9th - August 11th, 2022
--May 9th - May 26th - Paid training
--May 31st - August 1st - Season with crew
--August 2nd-4th and 8th-11th - Crew leader only projects (required, but so much fun!)
-All crews work Mon-Thursday, 10 hour days, with the exceptions of Orientation Week (crews work May 31st - June 3rd), Juneteenth week (crews work June 21st - June 24th), and Independence Day holiday and extra day off (crews work July 6th and 7th).
-Pay: $17-$20/ hour depending on experience. Crew leaders are paid for drive time to the work site.
-Housing is not provided, but we work to help crew leaders find a place to live.
-Application is accepted on a rolling basis.
-Positions available are based in Denver, Boulder, Conifer, Nederland, Bailey, Gilpin County, and Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

At least 1 year previous leadership experience with youth.
Must attend a paid 12-day (spread over three weeks) Crew Leader training May 9th - May 26th ($100 per day for the first two weeks, then full pay for the third week).
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.
Experience working in the outdoors in various weather conditions for up to 10 hours per day.
Willingness to submit a driving record and ability to drive a 15-passenger van in both urban and rural environments.
Able to work for 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

Salary

$17-$20/hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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