Title: Youth Crew Leaders
Locations: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
Position Types: Non-AmeriCorps Crew Leader OR AmeriCorps Crew Leader in Development (CLDP)
Dates: Salida: Multiple start dates between April 2nd and May 13th, Ends August 14th, 2024
Durango: Flexible start date between March 25th* and May 6th – August 9th, 2024
Wages: Crew Leader: $720-800/Week DOE, DOQ
CLDP: $685 weekly ($485/week living stipend + $200/week housing stipend) + AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term
Training: QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Technical Trails Training, Trauma Informed Care Training, Mandatory Reporter Training; Restorative Justice Approach, Access to Mental Health support, Potential for other trainings such as Crosscut Certification, and Backcountry Skills Training; CLDPs receive Wilderness First Responder Certification; Potential for Chainsaw Certification,
Benefits: Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment, Food in field. Health Benefit Eligible for Leaders,
Housing: SCC-Durango has a Host-Housing program based on need and a camping location at our base of operations for leaders and CLDPs during the spring season. Options will be reviewed in the interview process.
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, communities and environment through hands-on work on primarily public lands. SCC Crews work with local land management agencies, municipalities, and non-profits to complete impactful conservation work. Project may include but are not limited to: trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, agricultural projects or a wide variety of community improvement projects.
A Crew Leader mentors a Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) as they work together to lead a 6-8 person high school or middle school crew (Durango only) during the summer season. Crew Leaders will be responsible for helping their CLDP pair create and follow a leadership development plan. Over the course of the season, the CLDP will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to take on full Crew Leader responsibilities the following season. CLDPs are responsible for assisting Crew Leaders in ensuring the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. Crews work Monday – Friday and may be camping crews or day crews. Local students aged 14-18 are hired to complete a variety of projects. 1 day a week is an education day. Crew Leaders and CLDP’s work long days and may work from remote communities, away from the main office. All leaders and CLDPs will spend April and May in an intensive crew leader training. (See each complete position descriptions for more details on Spring Season, and each job’s responsibilities.)
About Southwest Conservation Corps
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs.