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Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Youth Crew Member




Category

Americorps Crew

Job Location

7851 2nd Street SW Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tracking Code

3358-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Term Length

Full-time, temporary, 8-9 weeks

Location

Albuquerque

Living Stipend (pay)

$400/week

AmeriCorps Award

Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term.  Education award amount is dependent upon length of service

Ages

17-20

Dates

6/6/22-7/29/22

 

"Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being" 


Program and Position Summary:

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated Indigenous young adults and youth, ages 17 - 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.

The Native Conservation Corps (NCC) Program brings together high-school aged youth to work in a team in the outdoors. Crew members will gain experience in environmental stewardship projects while providing service to culturally significant sites like the Grand Canyon, the Bosque, and other public lands. The NCC crew will consist of two adult leaders and three youth. The schedule will be a “hitch crew” model, which involves prolonged camping expeditions.

 

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.

 

Environmental Ethics:

  • 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.

Required Skills

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.


Required Experience

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:

  • Must be currently enrolled in High School or recently graduated (2022)
  • 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 

 

Essential Functions:

  • 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, Albuquerque, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.



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