COSA Southwest Conservation Corps is hiring Youth Crew Leaders!

SCC based in Durango, CO is looking for a two Youth Crew Leaders to lead High School students performing conservation projects in the Four Corners Region this summer. See details below. If you or anyone you know may be interested you can reach out to me directly with questions. Start date is ideally by mid-May, but we can be flexible for the right person!

Complete Position Description and link to the online application can be found here.

Title: Youth Crew Leader 

Start/end date: May 6th (flexible)– August 9th, 2019

Location: SCC Four Corners - Durango, CO. 

Wages: $550-620/week DOE, DOQ, tiered training wage during 4-week training season

Benefits: 3 days’ discretionary time, 2 PTO days built in, Food provided while in the field, uniforms, protective equipment, development opportunities. 

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-exempt  

Requirements: At least 21 years old, experience working with High School Students, leadership experience, willing to travel and camp, must be able to pass a criminal history background check, WFR certified preferred, experience working outdoors preferred.

Position Summary:

SCC’s Youth Crew Leaders will spend 4 weeks in a crew leader training period, which will include a youth crew leader training and prep weeks in addition to project work. In June, leaders will co-lead two 4-week sessions of 8 high school students ages 14-18. 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.

Teresa DiTore

Southwest Conservation Corps
Youth Programs Manager

Cell: 970.749.2616
Fax: 970.259.9424

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