This is a residential program; participants will be housed in bunk houses, private residences, or tents throughout the season. Depending on crew location, crews may spend anywhere from 30% to 100% of their season living in tents. Please note certain activities such as food shopping, meal prep, eating meals, cleaning your bunk/tent/room, and evening activities do not count toward your term hours.
Crews work in the following locations
• Arapaho National Forests (Sulphur Ranger District)
• Rocky Mountain National Park
• Roosevelt National Forest (Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts)
The Crew Leader position is integral to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy AmeriCorps Conservation Corps. The crew leader helps accomplish the Conservancy’s goals of completing conservation projects, supporting crew member development of skills, working directly with agency partners, and fostering a conservation ethic amongst the crews. Crew locations vary throughout Northern Colorado. Projects can include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, wilderness patrols, wildfire mitigation, trail construction, habitat restoration, historic structure stabilization and restoration, and basic carpentry. Projects are completed alongside National Park Service and USDA Forest Service staff.
The Crew Leader leads a crew of 4 or 7 Crew Members, serving as the primary liaison between project hosts and program staff. The Crew Leader is responsible for the crew’s service and safety during each project. The Crew Leader and Crew Members are supervised by the Stewardship Director and Stewardship Field Manager.
• Strong communication skills - verbal and written
• Demonstrated strong leadership and supervisory skills to lead by example – on and off-duty
• Experienced in trail work and wilderness travel
• Current Wilderness First Aid certification (Can be received at the start of Crew Leader Training)
• Ability to motivate and create an excellent team envi
• Mature judgment to solve problems while supervising others with diverse backgrounds and experiences
• Assess tasks, develop work plans, delegate assignments, and monitor work
• Demonstrated ability to complete administrative tasks in a timely manner
• Ability to foster a positive crew dynamic and help facilitate internal problems that arise
• Robust interpersonal communication skills
• Proven ability to adapt to changing work schedules
• A proven ability to empathize with others and work through adversity
About Rocky Mountain Conservancy
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy serves as the primary philanthropic and conservation partner for Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding public lands. Since 1931 Rocky Mountain Conservancy has been located in the heart of Estes Park, CO with the intention to "promote stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park and similar lands through education and philanthropy." We are able to achieve this work through a wide variety of programs including our Conservation Corps, Educational Fellowships, creation of educational resources for the park, and a myriad of philanthropic avenues to help protect and provide invaluable resources for Rocky Mountain National Park.