Dear COSA Community,
Mile High Youth Corps’ Land Conservation Program is currently seeking young adults (ages 18-24) who are interested in combating climate change and are considering pursuing a career in natural resource management. We are hiring members for our BIPOC Affinity Crew. These positions are based out of Denver, CO, and will be participating in our Fall Forestry program from August 21 – November 17, 2023
BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The BIPOC Affinity Crew is for BIPOC-identifying participants (called Corpsmembers) who want to serve alongside others with similar lived experiences while gaining professional skill building in natural resource management. This crew will be led and supported by BIPOC Crew Leaders and staff and be provided with educational opportunities aimed at further understanding and exploring historically marginalized identities. BIPOC Affinity Crew Corpsmembers can share stories, discuss common challenges, innovate solutions to common problems, and explore the field of natural resource management in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to promote a more inclusive public lands workforce informed by diverse perspectives and voices
The BIPOC Affinity Crew is part of a team-based, 13 week-long Fall Forestry Program. The crew will complete sawyer projects on public lands through the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers on a sawyer crew operate chainsaws on invasive tree removal and wildland fire mitigation projects. They receive First-Aid/CPR and S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws certifications. Some sawyers will have the opportunity to receive pesticide application training. The use of pesticide is common on invasive tree removal projects.
Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program. No experience is required! We will provide you with hands-on training related to all projects.
*See attached position description for more details*
Visit our website at www.milehighyouthcorps.org and click “Apply now”
For questions, please email Ge’Von (he/him) at gevonmc or call (720) 636-6785.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Tierni Chun (she/her)
Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator | Mile High Youth Corps
Cell: (719) 822-3237
Office: (719) 630-7421
417 E Vermijo Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903