Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Member- High School Equivalency Degree Program
Full-time, temporary, 4-6 months
7851 2nd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87105
Living Stipend (pay)
Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term. Education award amount is dependent upon length of service
June 6, 2022-November 18, 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 which 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.
Placed on historically Tiwa territory, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Albuquerque Office is located at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. The ALCC Albuquerque office is comprised of a multitribal and multicultural staff. We, at ALCC-ABQ serve to impact and enrich the lives of community members in the South Valley, Pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley, the Diné Nation, and countless other Indigenous Nations from around the country ranging from Arapaho to Zuni. Established in 2014, ALCC ABQ is dedicated to fostering the youth of these Nations and providing them the skills and tools to lead their Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being. We nurture partnerships with various National Parks and Public Lands in the Southwestern United States, and we aim to cultivate partnerships with other Peoples and Nations.
The high school equivalency degree (HSED) crew will work on conservation projects in and around the Albuquerque area while pursuing their high school equivalency degrees (HSED) in partnership with La Plazita Institute and University of New Mexico. The program endeavors to provide wraparound support for members to attain their HSED and other certifications to promote employment opportunities during and after the program.
ALCC Corpsmember Position Description
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
- Participate in all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service
- Effectively communicate and discuss ideas and concerns with leaders, crew, and staff
- Learn skills and apply them to effectively carry out service work requirements
- Appropriately always represent the program and community while on project
Safety and Judgment:
- Perceive and effectively communicate environmental and work hazards with crew and leader
- Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction
- Stay alert and focused while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
- Act with compassion toward crew members, leaders, and staff
- If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.
- Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
Outdoor Skills and Fitness:
- Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project.
Commitment – ALCC participants must commit to all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training, and other crew activities.
Safety – All participants are required to participate in a culture of safety on their crew during all program activities by being aware of and adhering to program policies, as well as fostering an atmosphere of wellness in the program.
Professionalism – Participants must be willing to follow all ALCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent ALCC.
Teamwork – Members must be willing to engage in collaboration, respect others, and assist in making group decisions.
Technology – Projects are often in remote locations. The use of technology will be limited.
Substance Free – Participants MUST be willing and able to refrain from tobacco products, alcohol, and/or drugs while participating in the ALCC program.
Besides the minimum qualifications listed below, no experience is required for this position. ALCC will provide training and certifications for all essential tasks.
- High School Diploma, HS 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
- Frequently required to walk and hike over long distances
- 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
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
This position is located at 7851 2nd Street SW C Albuquerque, NM 87105, Albuquerque, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.