Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Assistant Crew Leader (Diné)
Full-time, temporary, 4-8 months
207 South Second Street Gallup NM 87301
Living Stipend (pay)
Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term. Education award amount is dependent upon the length of service
March 21st, 2022
"Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being"
Program and Position Summary:
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated Indigenous young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the western United States. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, historic preservation, and local environmental service projects. ALCC provides opportunities for members to learn about the local environment and issues surrounding conservation.
ALCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew that will then collaborate to perform project work. ALCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing. Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps-Diné is located downtown in Gallup NM (207 South Second Street). ALCC typically operates on a "hitch schedule", which is 8 days working in the field and 6 days off for rest and recovery time. Days in the field will be structured around 10 hour days. This schedule is subject to change due to project needs and other instances. ALCC-Diné has a variety of projects mentioned above, which are located in various locations, (NM, AZ, UT, and CA). Crews will have the opportunity to work with members of different tribes and also work on meaningful projects across the southwest.
Assistant Crew Leader (ACL) Position Description
Leadership & Mentorship
- Assist crew leader in managing the day-to-day details of project work
- Participate and model intentional engagement with program and activities
- Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community
- Facilitate crew member development by participating in check-ins, debriefs, and evaluations
- Must be willing to follow and enforce all ALCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the program, including maintaining a substance-free work environment
Project Management & Implementation
- Model investment in project work and environmental concerns
- Take lead on project tasks as delegated by crew leader
- Assist in monitoring and tracking tool and equipment inventory
- Take lead in tool and equipment maintenance routines
- Participate in field partner meetings and briefs
Safety & Risk Management
- Monitor and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site
- Model a culture of safety by participating in and leading safety briefings and standdowns
- Assist with management of field incidents with crew leader and ALCC staff
- Assist crew leader with measuring outcomes of project work
- Assist with compiling notes and documentation pertaining to crew work hours, group and member dynamics, and incident management
- Assist with uploading and submittal of these documents and data, including photos
- Critical thinking and ability to resolve issues and solve problems
- Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in dynamic situations
- Willingness to learn and be a part of a community of peer leaders
- Willingness to foster open and healthy communication with crew leader and crew
- Must be adaptive, patient, and able to maintain a positive perspective on crew
- Physically able to work long days in adverse conditions
- Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen
- Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms
- Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
- Must be able to speak, understand, read, and write English
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
Besides the minimum qualifications listed below, no experience is required for this position. ALCC will provide training and certifications for all essential tasks.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
- High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Degree (HSED), or commitment to acquiring HSED while in program.
- Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission for the full duration of term
- Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders
- Must bring and maintain a positive perspective throughout term
- Must respect the dignity and diverse lifestyles of Indigenous people
- Must be able to work long days in adverse conditions
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of term and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
- Experience with ALCC or other conservation or youth corps
- Experience in the following areas: trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw operation and maintenance, historic preservation
- Current Wilderness First Aid and/or CPR certification
- Current driver license and an insurable driving record
This position is located at 207 South Second Street, Gallup, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.