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WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING Crew leaders for 2019!
Adult, Youth and Veteran Crew Leader positions are now posted! See below for details and links to apply!
*Positions available in both Durango and Salida, CO!
See below for more info, and follow the links for complete position descriptions and applications!
Spend your year completing conservation work in Colorado, while growing your leadership skills! Members will start the program in an 8 week intensive leader training, covering both hard technical skills such as trails training and S-212, and soft group skills including communication, leadership, and risk management. Upon completion of the training season, members will be paired with a Crew Leader mentor, and as a co-leading pair, you will lead a crew of 6-8 members during the summer and fall.
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- Start Date: April 1st, 2019
- End Date: August 9th, 2019 for Youth Crews, Late November, 2019 for Adult Crews
- Wages: Living stipend of $400 a week with anAmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program
- Benefits: 5 days PTO and 5 days’ discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment. Wilderness First Responder and CPR/AED training, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.)
- WFR: CLDP members will be provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango from March 23rd - 30th, through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR Courses or Recertification Courses can be reimbursed, but must be taken prior to the start of the season.
- We are hiring CLDP's for both our Youth and Young Adult Crews. Applicants interested in youth programming will have the opportunity to lead high school and middle school crews in the summer, and transition to Adult Crews in the Fall. Those who would like to work with Young Adults (18-25), will have adult crews for both seasons.
Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 - Late November, 2019 for Adult and Veteran Crew Leaders
Locations: SCC-Los Valles (Salida, CO) and SCC-Four Corners (Durango, CO)
Wages: $500-620 weekly DOE/DOQ in season, tiered training wage during 8 week training season.
Health Benefits: Health Benefit Eligible, 5 days PTO (structured in August) and 5 days’ discretionary time
Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.) as well as other development opportunities.
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.
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Title: Youth Crew Leader
Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – August 9th, 2019
Location: SCC Four Corners - Durango, CO and SCC Los Valles - Salida, CO
Wages: $500-620/week DOE, DOQ, tiered training wage during 8-week training season
Benefits: 3 days’ discretionary time, 2 PTO days built in, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, S-212 Chainsaw training, other development opportunities.
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Youth Programs Manager
SCC’s Youth Crew Leaders will spend 8 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a Leadership skills week, an S-212 Chainsaw training, technical trails training, a youth crew leader training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will co-lead two 4-week sessions with high school students ages 14-18, with a Crew Leader Development Program member. Each session will be Monday-Friday, and may be a camping crew or a day crew. Crews will complete local conservation and community agricultural based projects. Crew leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week.
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement and decision-making, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to youth, the environment and a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires patience, mentorship, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. It also involves an administration role, where weekly paperwork is due in a timely manner to supervisors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.View Job Description
How to Apply
Check out our website to learn more and apply! We accept applications for programs starting in January for our summer programming, and May for our Fall programs. Please look on our website for specific details on each of our crews and how to apply. Questions about our programs can be directed to the following at each office:
Four Corners Office (Durango):
Los Valles Office (Salida):
Internship Programs (All SCC Offices)
Ancestral Lands, Navajo Nation:
Ancestral Lands, Acoma Pueblo:
Ancestral Lands, Zuni Office: