The Assistant Youth Coordinator for P-CREW youth corps is integral to the success of this program. The
Assistant Youth Coordinator will report directly to the P-CREW Program Coordinator and work closely with all
field and office staff. This position will provide critical support to the program by assisting with coordination,
logistics, and administration of three summer youth crews. Ideally, the Assistant Youth Coordinator will
possess strong communication and organizational skills, flexibility, and experience in conservation corps.
During the pre-season, the Assistant Youth Coordinator will assist with the hiring process of 33 teenagers
including applicant review, reference checks, interviews, and selection process. The Assistant Youth
Coordinator will also assist with the training of crew leaders and Alumni All-Star Assistants (assistant crew
leaders). Additionally, the Assistant Youth Coordinator will provide general support of program logistics,
planning, and administration.
During the high season, the Assistant Youth Coordinator will act as a liaison between field staff and office
support staff. Weekly duties will include: resupplying food and equipment to crews in the field; organizing and
tracking each crew’s project accomplishments; facilitating efficient meal planning and shopping for crews;
taking photos and videos of crews; preparing and organizing weekly paperwork; and developing the
publication of social media content. The ideal Assistant Youth Coordinator will also provide educational
lessons to the crews on occasion and provide relief to the crew leaders when needed or if there is an
● Wilderness First Aid certification (or higher)
● A demonstrated commitment to youth development and stewardship. Experience working with teens (ages
● Experience working on or supporting youth and/or young adult crews in conservation/restoration activities
● Social and emotional skills to promote positive personal growth and develop relationships with people from
all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities.
● Comfortable working in both the office and the field for 8 hours a day
● Excellent outdoor trip planning skills and knowledge of gear and tool maintenance.
● Strong leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills are preferred.
● A sense of humor and positive mental attitude!
Undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Natural Resources, Education, Psychology, Child
Development, or similar program, and/or experience working with groups on conservation restoration
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.