The P-CREW program is designed to introduce crew members to a wide spectrum of natural resource work, as well as teach
crews to live and work together outdoors. As such, training field staff, advancing team building, problem solving and conflict
management are key functions of the position, in tandem with equipping participants with the technical skills to complete
natural resource restoration. The successful Youth Corps Coordinator will have diverse skills required to manage P-CREW
during both the off-season and during an intensive high season while crews are in the field. The position requires someone
capable of handling off-season responsibilities that include recruiting staff and participants, developing policies and training
curriculum, and managing budgets and fundraising for projects. During the high season, the Coordinator must also be able
to successfully engage youth and partners in natural resource restoration and education in the field, providing food and
equipment resupply for crews, and supporting crew leaders and members during emergencies.

The Coordinator will join an established program, and will be expected to implement existing processes, procedures and
concepts in year one, with the support of experienced staff. As the Coordinator grows in the position, they will be expected
to take responsibility for the design and direction of P-CREW with increasing independence to assure continued growth
and evolution of P-CREW to meet future needs.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Crew, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


● Excellent program management and administration skills;
● Experience managing a program budget;
● Experience working with adolescents/young adults and addressing their unique social/emotional needs;
● Knowledge of restoration work such as fuels reduction and trails construction and maintenance;
● Ability to train and support field staff to safely and successfully carry out youth corps operations in the field;
● Ability to collaborate with external partners to plan for field season logistics;

Required Skills:

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Preferred Skills:

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About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Sierra Institute is a non-profit nestled in the unique rural landscapes of Northern California. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs. P-CREW is a six week youth corps program that provides paid summer employment to high school students from rural and urban areas across Northern California to work on meaningful conservation and restoration projects in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This intense experience is uniquely capable of providing a vibrant and diverse community that fosters positive growth and friendship while developing a connection with the land.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to [email protected] with “P-CREW Youth Corps Coordinator ” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on September 9, 2022, but the position is open until filled. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions.