Youth Crew Leaders are integral to the success of P-CREW. P-CREW Crew Leaders will have the unique opportunity to
develop leadership and stewardship skills while supervising and mentoring a youth crew. This position was designed to
empower P-CREW leaders to deepen their connection to nature, build trusting relationships with support staff, and feel
confident building the next generation of natural resource steward

Crew leaders will be provided 2-3 weeks of in-field training to prepare for the P-CREW summer session. Once P-CREW
begins, crew leaders will train, supervise, and mentor their youth crews 24/7 for two five-week sessions. Crew Leaders
are responsible for managing eleven, 10th-12th grade teenagers while supporting restoration efforts on the Plumas and
Lassen National Forests and adjacent lands in the Northern Sierra. Participants do not go home during the five weeks.
Thus, the Crew Leader position is very similar to a camp counselor role and includes facilitating safe and sustainable
recreation with the crews on weekends.

Crew Leaders will be part of a team of three field staff, which includes two Crew Leaders and an Alumni All-Star Assistant.
The Alumni “All-Star” Assistant is someone who has successfully completed a P-CREW session and is returning to gain
leadership experience. Following the completion of the 10 week P-CREW program, Crew Leaders will assist with season wrap up: organizing
paperwork, project accomplishments, and media; gear and tool maintenance and inventory; and end of season

Crew Leaders are experienced outdoor enthusiasts with the skills and interests to be excellent role models. This is a
unique opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of youth through meaningful landscape stewardship under
the umbrella of a growing, transformative, and innovative program.

Tagged as: Conservation


■ Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination
■ Wilderness First Aid certification or higher preferred, past First Aid experience required
■ Lifeguard certification preferred
■ 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.

Required Skills:

■ Social and emotional skills to promote positive personal growth and develop relationships with people from all
backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities
■ Leadership experience
■ Camping skills and familiarity with leave no trace practices■ Strong communication, leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
■ A sense of humor and positive mental attitude

About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

The Sierra Institute promotes healthy forests, watersheds, and communities by investing in the well-being of
rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource management. Our work supports
initiatives that simultaneously benefit the environment, economy, and equity within a given landscape. Sierra
Institute’s P-CREW Youth Corps is an essential pathway to the professional opportunity for diverse youth. Sierra
Institute is located in Taylorsville, CA (population 154), and lies within an area referred to as “Indian Valley”
that includes the communities of Greenville and Crescent Mills. Indian Valley offers uniquely rural community
events and is surrounded by public lands including Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, and Lassen
Volcanic National Park.

Application Instructions

Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to [email protected] with “P-CREW Youth Crew Leader” in the subject line. In the email please indicate your earliest start date and answer the question of “Why do you want to work with P-CREW Youth this summer?” Review of applications will be on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.