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Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps- Zuni Assistant Crew Leader


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Job Location

75 Twin Buttes Drive Trailer #2, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

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Position Type


Term Length

Full-time, temporary, 4-8 months


Zuni, NM

Living Stipend (pay)

$450/week + $200/week housing stipend

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





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

Program and Position Summary:

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated 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 and connect with the environment, issues surrounding conservation, and local Indigenous values. 

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 Ashiwi territory, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Zuni Office is within the center of the Zuni Village. The ALCC Zuni office is comprised of local staff and community member participants leading the mission of ALCC. We, at ALCC-Zuni serve to impact and enrich all relatives and ecosystems here in Halona I:diwana (the Middle Place) & beyond and teach our participants of how we play an integral role as future knowledge keepers and stewards of the land. Established in 2016, ALCC Zuni is dedicated to fostering the youth of the Zuni tribe and neighboring communities 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.


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, include 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

Required Skills

 Essential Skills:

  • 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


Essential Functions:

  • 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 study, understand, articulate and compose information on a regular basis

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position

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 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



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 program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

This position is located at 75 Twin Buttes Drive Trailer #2, Zuni Pueblo, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.