SCC Short Term Youth Crew Field Supervisor
Title: Youth Short Term Field Supervisor
Reports to: Youth Program Staff
Starting Salary: $18.75-$20 hr. Depending on experience
Location: SCC Four Corners Durango, CO Office
Term: May 6th – August 9th, 2024
Status: Full-time, Seasonal, hourly, non-exempt
Benefit Eligible: Partial, see personnel policies
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals). SCC’s Youth Program provides paid job opportunities for 60 High School Students as well as 24 Service-Learning Opportunities for Middle School Students.
The Youth Field Supervisor’s primary roles are to provide field and logistical support to our field staff and seasonal high and middle school conservation crews, by offering technical assistance, morale support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring. The Short-Term Youth Field Supervisor will join in Youth Crew Leader Training, Season Preparation, and Youth Crew Logistics in May, and transition to being Field Support for all youth crews including middle school and high school crews in the Summer. This position will be fully field and operations based for summer programs. This is a great opportunity to continue field exposure, while also developing, programmatic operations, and logistics skills.
Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
Help to develop and implement crew leader trainings, especially our Week-Long Youth Crew leader training. Mentor Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders in Development. The Youth Field Supervisor may spend the majority of the May training month embedded in the field with the crews to help set the tone and expectations for the season.
Conduct regular visits to crews, project partners and work sites. Communicate and debrief with crew leaders and corps members during field visits. Manage on-the-ground project quality and quantity by providing technical assistance as needed. Oversee project management in front country and remote working locations. Enforce all SCC and agency policies and procedures. Provide encouragement, guidelines, and mentorship to crew leaders throughout their tenure. May fill in for vacant crew leader positions as necessary and technical assistance as needed. Implement Educational and corps member development lessons on a regular basis when visiting crews.
Tools, Equipment, Gear:
Plan and help logistics staff with project logistics. Assist Logistics Coordinator in maintaining a clean and efficient base of operations. Work within an established program budget regarding necessary purchases. Help to maintain vehicles and trailers. Develop and implement strategies to improve vehicle and tool usage safety and care.
Risk Management and Emergencies:
The Youth Field Supervisor will be one of the first staff responders for crew emergencies and support and, therefore, must be readily available for trips into the field and comfortable with an ever-shifting work schedule. May help prepare any forms and instruments for emergency planning and use. Will audit programs for risk management gaps and provide relevant feedback to staff.
General Administration and Partnerships:
Help maintain accurate reporting of all necessary information and complete program reports, project, program, and crew leader evaluations throughout the season. Assist with the development and maintenance of partnerships with community and project partners.
- Successfully engages, leads and supports an inclusive work environment for those of underrepresented populations within the organization and the communities we serve.
- Leads and/or participates in organizational-wide teams, projects and initiatives that support the work of the Strategic Plans goals.
- Reports any potential harassment or grievances within the organization as identified in the Personnel Policy Manual.
Conservation Legacy is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. Some positions may require periodic overnight travel, non-traditional work hours, ability to move across varied terrain, use program-specific tools and a range of technology on an infrequent or frequent basis. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. The ability to safely drive an organizational vehicle may also be required for some positions.
- Must hold current advanced medical certification (WFR or above) with CPR/AED or receive certification prior to start date.
- Demonstrated leadership experience in youth development, conservation corps work, wilderness living and travel, or outdoor leadership.
- Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and current driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements.
- Strong skill level in at least one or more of the following areas: trail construction, trail maintenance, crosscut use and maintenance, hand tool maintenance, fencing and ecological restoration projects or environmental education
- The ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity cultivate innovation, drive results of oneself and others.
- Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment both independently and collaboratively.
- Willingness to spend days, overnights or weekends in the field throughout the season
Preferred Qualifications or strong desire to grow in the following:
- Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
- Experience teaching, facilitation, conflict resolution and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
- Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference
To Apply: Send Cover letter and resume to Jacob Mandell, jmandell@Conservationlegacy.org by November 30th. Subject line in this email must include “Applicant, position title and Name.”
Cover Letter must include a response to the following question: Provide some examples of your experience effectively working with diverse communities, including those specific to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other underrepresented populations, in personal or professional context.
Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.
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