YouthWork Conservation Corps Summer Crew Leader


About the organization

YouthWork Conservation Corps is hiring seasonal, full-time Crew Leaders for the summer 2022 season, beginning in May/June through August/September. Longer term positions may be available to the right candidate. YouthWork, an AmeriCorps program of Child & Family Services, develops vulnerable young adults and their local communities through conservation, skilled trades, and other service activities. Our main office is in Traverse City, Michigan with crews serving remotely across Michigan.


Essential Duties
• Supervise and serve alongside 2-6 youth AmeriCorps members in the field
• Train, motivate, and support your crew to efficiently and safely complete hands-on conservation and service projects such as tree planting, light construction, debris removal, trail development or improvements, historic preservation, etc. (training provided)
• Facilitate and ensure the implementation of environmental, academic, job and life skills, and character lessons for youth members
• Follow check-in procedures at the start of each day that includes a review of the day’s activities and appropriate safety procedures
• Follow check-out procedures at the end of each day that includes tool and equipment inventory, assurance of team members’ well-being, and reflection time
• Ensure the accurate completion of required documentation including timesheets, regular reports, project and member evaluations, and other documents as required
• Support the health, safety, and well-being of members and provide referrals to needed community resources
• Build nurturing connections with members, clients, partners, and community members


• Passion for working with youth, particularly vulnerable/disadvantaged youth. Some experience preferred.
• Ability to lead a team, give direction and performance feedback, and support members’ unique needs
• Conservation, construction, landscaping, or similar related experience preferred
• Ability to carry out projects to completion and partner satisfaction with little direct supervision
• Ability to demonstrate and model excellent work ethic, punctuality, accountability, and trustworthiness
• Excellent organizational and risk management skills
• Ability to demonstrate creativity, patience, and good humor while working as a team
• Clean driving record required
• Able to lift/move up to 50 lbs, and climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and bend
• Mechanically inclined and familiar with and able to model safe use of hand tools
• Able to frequently walk, sit, talk, and listen
• Familiarity with computers and completing paperwork

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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