COSA Individual Placement and Development Opportunities with SCC

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share a few exciting opportunities with Southwest Conservation Corps in Colorado!

Field and Logistics Supervisors

Location: Durango and Salida, CO


Durango – March 1st-November 18th, 2022

Salida – March 14th-November 4th, 2022

Pay Range: $735 – $785/week DOE

The Field Supervisor’s primary roles are to provide field and logistical support to our field staff and seasonal conservation crews, saw crews and Veterans crews by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring. The Field Supervisor will assist with, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. Field Supervisors will support both adult, Veteran, and youth crews.

Youth Field and Logistics Supervisor Description (Durango)

Adult Field and Logistics Supervisor Description (Durango)

Adult Field and Logistics Supervisor Description (Salida)

Individual Placement Positions

Bureau of Land Management Visitor Information Individual Placement

Start/End Date: February 14th, 2022 – November 18th, 2022

Stipend: $570.00/week (+Education Award)

Location: Bureau of Land Management – Royal Gorge Field Office, Canon City, CO 81212

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $4,441.50 after successful completion

This position is located in Canon City, Colorado where the BLM provides an integral service to the public visiting and using the resources of the area. This individual will work in a visitor center to provide customer support such as providing information about recreation sites and activities, selling maps and other publications, and selling commercial use permits for fuel wood, Christmas trees, or decorative rock. These are services that the public and the community has come to rely on. This individual will also assist with other duties in assisting programs such as range and recreation.

Great Sand Dunes National Park Conservation Individual Placement – Education and Youth Program

Start/End Date: March 28th, 2022 – September 23rd, 2022

Stipend: $634.00/week (+Education Award)

Location: National Park Service – Great Sand Dunes 11500 Hwy 150 Mosca, CO 81146

Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,172.50 after successful completion

The selected individual will lead education programming using the park’s curriculum-based lesson plans, coordinate scheduling for on-site programs, provide resources to educators to lead their own programs when the park cannot accommodate, and develop distance learning programs. They will also work closely with the site supervisor to enhance partnerships with area schools to increase the number of regional schools participating in on-site and distance learning programs. This individual will schedule, plan, and offer education programs for K-8th grade as well as develop and deliver distance learning programs. They will assist their site supervisor with conducting outreach to regional school districts. They will also provide public presentations to summer visitors and assist the park with daily operations at the visitor center.

Crew Leader Development Program

The Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

CLDP is a two-phase program. The first phase focuses on orientation, training, and development, the second phase focuses on implementation and continued leadership development. The AmeriCorps CLDP will spend 10 weeks in a crew leader training period alongside fellow CLDPs, Crew Leaders and SCC Staff, which will include a SCC leadership skills week, chainsaw and crosscut training, technical trails training, administrative training, and prep weeks in addition to project work. In late May, CLDPs will be paired with an experienced Crew Leader where they will work together to lead a crew for the summer and/or fall!

Locations: Durango and Salida, CO

Weekly Stipend: $500-$550/week + AmeriCorps Education Award

Start/end date: March 28th – Early November, 2022

CLDP Types: Veteran, Youth, Adult (Women’s +, Fourteeners, Crosscut, Queer, Short Term, Trail, Leaders of Color, Chainsaw, and Alamosa)

Veteran Fire CLDP Description (Salida)

Youth CLDP Description (Salida)

Youth CLDP Description (Durango)

Adult CLDP Description (Salida)

Adult CLDP Description (Durango)

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Thank you,

Morgan Brandenburg


Recruitment, Outreach, and Communications Manager

Southwest Conservation Corps


A program of Conservation Legacy

“Engaging future leaders who protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service”