Conservation Corps North Carolina’s Head 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.  Head Crew leaders will not only be responsible for their daily tasks when leading crews, they will also be responsible for supporting CCNC 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 Staff Crew Leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality and high quantity project accomplishments for our partners.  

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


Exhibits the ability to 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
Have a clean driving record

Required Skills:

Periodic overnight travel and non-traditional work hours, inclusive of weekend and evening hours. To successfully perform essential functions this position is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. This position may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. The ability to drive an organizational vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Preferred Skills:

USFS B Sawyer Certification.
Rigging competency.
Rock work competency.
Experience with trail design and layout.

About 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 16-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises .

Application Instructions

See full position description and application at www.corpsnc.org/open-positions