Position Overview:
The Assistant Field Coordinator is integral to the success of P-CREW. The Assistant Field Coordinator reports directly to the P-CREW Program Coordinator and works closely with all field and office staff. This position provides critical support to the program by assisting with coordination, logistics, and administration of four youth crews.

Preseason: The Assistant Field Coordinator supports P-CREW staff with the completion of the hiring process of 44 teenagers including applicant review, reference checks, interviews, selection process and onboarding paperwork. They help develop and provide training to crew leaders and Alumni All-Star Assistants and provide general support of program logistics, planning, and administration.

High season: The Assistant Field Coordinator acts as a liaison between field staff and office support staff. Weekly duties include: facilitating efficient meal planning and shopping for crews; resupplying food and equipment to crews in the field; preparing and organizing weekly paperwork; organizing and tracking each crew’s project accomplishments; taking photos and videos of crews; developing the publication of social media content; provide educational lessons and technical project support to the crews; and provide relief to the crew leaders when needed or if there is an emergency.

Post season: The Assistant Field Coordinator supports P-CREW staff with the wrap of the season including creating final summaries of project accomplishments; gear and tool maintenance and inventory; grant writing and research; development of postseason social media content; organizing paperwork; reviewing crew member and crew leader evaluations; and more.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Support program coordination, logistics, and administration
Facilitating crew training
Work an on-call schedule for crew support during high season
Respond to emergencies (vehicle issues, medical evacuations, etc.)
Serve as an interim Crew Leader in case of necessity or emergency
Leading occasional weekend recreation with youth crews
Prepare, track, and organize weekly paperwork and project accomplishments
Provide guidance, leadership skills, and camp operations to the youth crew leaders to foster personal and professional growth.
Navigate to and from project, camp, and recreational sites safely.
Summarize written, digital, and oral reports on project status, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles, and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and photos of crew members working and camping.
Collaborate with staff to provide healthy meal planning for crews, shopping for all crews, and food resupplies each week.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Conservation, Cooks and Food Service, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor


Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination
Wilderness First Aid certification or higher preferred, past First Aid experience required
Pre-service background screening required
Minimum Age Requirement: 21+
Clean Driving Record
Experience working with teens (ages 15-18)
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, abiliti

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

Please send your cover letter (please indicate your earliest start date and answer the question of why you want to work with P-CREW Youth this summer), resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to [email protected] with “P-CREW Assistant Field Coordinator” in the subject line. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis beginning on December 16, 2022. The position is open until filled.