Lead a youth crew in trail building and parks improvement projects throughout Anchorage. Deliver instruction to motivate and garner cooperation from project participants and staff. Implement constructive guidance to youth crew members and assistant crew members. Work with groups and individuals to coordinate and ensure project completion/events facilitation. Care for and ensure safe use of tools and equipment among youth crew members and assistant youth crew leaders. Transport program participants to various sites using 15-passenger vans. Administer first aid and CPR. Communicate knowledge gained through contact with community resources and partners to reinforce environmental knowledge during park projects and recreation programs. Deliver developed environmental education curriculum and lead planned environmental education activities with Crew under the guidance of the Education Coordinator. Foster an appreciation for public lands. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and one (1) year of experience working with teens or youth. Prior experience in the use of recreational equipment is required.
Must possess the following license by the time of hire:
Valid State of Alaska driver's license
Current American Red Cross First Aid Certification or the equivalent
Current American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification or the equivalent
Experience mentoring youth
About Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation
Anchorage Parks & Recreation
Anchorage Parks and Recreation is responsible for beautifying parks, natural areas, and recreation facilities, and operates year-round recreation programs for all ages and abilities. The department also oversees Anchorage's horticulture and park maintenance, and provides support for community gardens, dog parks and a Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) program that offers teens a gateway into the natural resources workforce. Anchorage Parks and Recreation also supports hundreds of volunteers through special events, park adoptions, and program instruction at locations throughout the city.