Staff Crew Leader

Reports to: Program Coordinator, Program Manager

Locations: Crew will be based out of Bahama, NC but will be camping and working on various federal and private land agency locations across North Carolina.

Season Dates: Training: Late April-Early May, Start: Early May-Early August, 2024 (options to extend into the fall season)

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt

Wages: $720-$785 /week DOE, paid biweekly

Health Benefits: Medical benefit options may be available for individuals serving 6 months or longer.

You must upload a resume in addition to your application

Priority Apply Date: March 18th, 2024. Our staff will start viewing and reaching out after March 18th, 2024.

Conservation Corps North Carolina’s Staff Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Leaders are expected to provide project expertise and offer mentorship, training, and support to crew members. 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. 

The crew structure will be 1 Staff Crew Leader, 1 Assistant Crew Leader, and 4 Crew Members. This position will be joined by an Assistant 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. 

This position is expected to uphold safety protocols and regulations required by CCNC and the U.S. Forest Service and to ensure all members are adhering to said strict guidelines. The Crew Leader will also be responsible in mentoring, training, and fostering a healthy crew environment for each member.

Tagged as: Conservation


1-2 years’ experience in working with conservation programs

· Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission

· Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions

· Technical trail construction and maintenance experience

· Leadership experience with youth or young adults

· Excellent organizational & communication skills

· Must be able to demonstrate strong project management skills

· Strong time-management

Required Skills:

ability to work independently as well as with others

· Ability to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of crew life and production within a hitch schedule

· Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment

· Must be adaptive, patient and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout

· Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel

21+ or Older

Preferred Skills:

Background with experiential and/or environmental education

· Current and relevant certification in Wilderness Medicine (WFA, WAFA, WFR) with CPR/AED

· Forest Service chainsaw certifications (S-212 or similar)

· Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people

· Desire to work on a variety of conservation-based projects

· Strong conflict resolution skills

· Relevant Bachelor’s Degree

· Sense of humor, spirit of adventure

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 18-30) 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.

Application Instructions

Apply on our website at https://corpsnc.org/. Please submit an application and resume. A cover letter is not required