The AmeriCorps Crew Leader (ACL) is responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience.  The ACL is a full partner in the crew’s leadership, helping to communicate directions, projects specifications and constructive criticism throughout the term.  This position requires open dialog with the staff crew leader; helping them to manage projects, project partners communications, overall logistics, and crew assignments.  

It means more than just showing up and doing the work, it means setting an example of how to work hard with great enthusiasm through all kinds of conditions while practicing good judgement and safety. It means facilitating learning experience for crew members, both formally and informally.  This position may require additional participation time outside of standard project and crew hours. 

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


- Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for veterans up to age 35)
- Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status 
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Pass background checks

Required Skills:

- Strong project management skills.  
- Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.  
- Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT principles.  
- Current Wilderness First Aid Certification with CPR/AED.  
- Clean driving record (insurable by ACC) and a current driver’s license.  
- Willingness to deploy on a Disaster Response.  

Preferred Skills:

- Experience with ACC or another Conservation Corps.  
- Technical trail building and maintenance experience.  
- Background with experiential and/or environmental education.   
- Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people.   
- Strong conflict resolution skills.  
- Experience with Disaster Response.  
- US Forest Service chainsaw certification.  
- Wilderness First Responder Certification with CPR/AED.

About 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.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application through the following link: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/4341