Title: All Abilities Crew Leader
Dates: 2022 Seasonal Position, Beginning in Spring 2022
Reports to: Crew Program Manager
Starting Salary: Starting at $685.00 paid Bi-Weekly
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Status: Seasonal , Exempt
Benefit Eligible: Partial
Appalachian Conservation Corps:
Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.
Appalachian Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, situational flexibility, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew. Crew leaders will not only be responsible for their daily tasks when leading crews, they will also be responsible for supporting ACC Staff in project logistics, recruitment, and administrative tasks when necessary.
This position may be joined by an AmeriCorps Crew Leader, an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality and high quantity project accomplishments for our partners. This Crew Leader will be focused specifically on our All-Abilities Crew. They will be responsible for community networking, project planning, and hiring of the crew.
Projects take place across the Appalachian Region, including work with the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, and other land managers. During their time in the field, Crew Leaders camp overnight and wor
Exhibits the ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a variety of populations, including those underrepresented at our organization and those of BIPOC communities.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth development or corps field.
Must hold current Wilderness First Responder Certification with CPR/ AED.
Must hold current USFS A Sawyer Certification.
Willingness to deploy on a Disaster Response.
Technical trail construction and maintenance experience.
Must have a
Global experience with accessibility/disability policy and/or adaptive approaches
USFS B Sawyer Certification.
Rock work competency.
Experience with trail design and layout.
About Appalachian Conservation Corps
The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit whose mission is to engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. ACC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.