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CCNC Youth Crew Member- Raleigh 2024


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Title: Raleigh Youth Crew Member  

Dates: June 17th – August 2nd 

Starting Salary: $15 per hour  

Location: Raleigh,North Carolina  

Status: Full Time, Exempt, Seasonal   

Benefit Eligible: None per Personnel Policies 

Questions? Contact: Youth Program Coordinator Jackie Meyer


CCNC recognizes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are huge components within our shared mission to create “a Legacy of healthy lands, air and water; thriving people and resilient communities.” We are committed to having an engaged staff, service, and board members who are diverse representatives of our country. We commit with intention to drive, inspire, and respond to the unique needs of the communities we serve. We are constantly shaping an organizational culture that will be equitable, inclusive, and accessible in all facets of the staff and member experience. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of all backgrounds to apply for this position. 


Conservation Corps North Carolina: 

The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities. CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 15-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the state.


Position Summary: 


The Youth Crew Member position is an entry-level role, prior experience with the outdoors and outdoor work can be helpful but is not a requirement for this position. The crew will consist of 6 youth (age 15-18) crew members and 2 crew leaders. The Raleigh Youth Crew will partner with the City of Raleigh to complete trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, forestry, and park improvement projects at Dorothea Dix Park. The crew will be supported by City of Raleigh staff and CCNC staff. This program focuses on engaging diverse local youth in meaningful learning and service opportunities. We ask that crew members embrace learning opportunities, face challenges, and build community with their crew.


Participants will be required to pack their own lunches. They are asked to supply as much personal equipment as possible. A gear list will be provided on acceptance to the program, but it does include sturdy footwear and work pants. Uniform shirts and personal protective equipment, including hard hats, gloves, eyewear, and ear protection will be provided by CCNC. Some equipment is available to be loaned out for the season, such as backpacks, rain jackets, and other essential work gear.  





This is a six-week long session, which will be split in two. The crew will work June 17th-July 5th. Then, the week of July 8th- 12th, the crew will be off work. Everyone will return for the weeks of July 15th-August 2nd. It is expected that members will be available all six weeks. The crew will complete conservation service projects in the field 8-hours a day, Monday-Friday and return home each evening. Crew members have Saturday and Sunday off. Members will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Dorothea Dix Park.   

Prior to the start date, selected members must complete an online enrollment process. This includes completing e-forms, uploading IDs, getting parental/guardian signatures on paper forms (for members under 18). For those with limited access to online platforms, accommodations may be available and can be discussed in the interview process. Participants who are 18 years of age or older will be asked to complete a background check.



Crew Life:


Crew members must be willing to work under the leadership of their crew leaders, be on-time each day, perform hard physical labor throughout the summer season in a variety of weather conditions, wear a uniform and personal protective equipment every day, and participate in group activities and end of the day debriefs. Getting dirty, hot, and sweaty are norms for the program. Along with technical skills, crew members will participate in education days to make the work meaningful and promote environmental stewardship. They will also learn effective communication, leadership skills, how to work in a team, work ethic, and the importance of civic engagement.


Crew Leaders provide project expertise, mentorship, training, and support for the success of all participants. CCNC supports a culture of feedback and growth. Crew Members will set goals at the beginning of the season and review their performance throughout their season through formal and informal check-ins, self-evaluations, and review with their Crew Leader. Evaluations will cover areas such as professionalism, responsibility and leadership, communication, engagement, productivity, safety, and equipment use. Crew Members will also be asked to evaluate their Crew Leaders performance, the overall program, and their experience at the end of their term. 




Essential Responsibilities and Functions: 


Safety: Perform work with an unwavering commitment to safety in every aspect of the crew’s work. Effectively perceive, understand, and follow directions to manage hazards.   


Fitness: Willing to perform manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work long days outdoors in all types of weather. May be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis.


Commitment: Members must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education training, and group debriefs.


Teamwork: Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences.


Technology: The use of technology, including cell phones, is not allowed during work hours.


Professionalism: Members must be willing to appropriately represent the CCNC program.


Substance Free: In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in program activities and while on organization property.


Participant Requirements  

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.



Minimum Qualifications : 

·        Must be willing and able to work in an outdoor environment.  

·        Current high school student (or equivalent), recent graduate, or GED.  

·        Must be between the ages of 15 and 18, and a US citizen. You must be 15 years of age or older prior to the start of the program and cannot turn 19 years old before the end of the program.  

·        Resident of Wake County, North Carolina   

Conservation Legacy strives to create a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to experience the outdoors and improve our shared outdoor spaces. Conservation Legacy encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Conservation Legacy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Youth Program Coordinator Jackie Meyer ( 


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