Title: Continental Divide Trail Coalition Field Instructor (2 positions)
Start/End Date: May 3rd, 2021 – October 29th, 2021
Stipend: $569/week (+Education Award)
Term: 26 weeks
Reports To: Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Location: Golden, CO 80401
Status: 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award $3,097.50 after successful completion
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission
It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) operates by focusing on four pillars: stewardship of the Trail, promotion of the Trail, building a strong Trail Community to support the Trail, and building an organization with sound governance to support its efforts. CDTC focuses on these four pillars to generate a broader culture of stewardship and belonging within and amongst the Trail Community. Within the Field Programs Department, we recognize the Trail belongs to the American Public and that we have a responsibility to future generations to responsibly manage the Trail’s resources. CDTC Field Programs serves the Trail through on-the-ground volunteer projects and trainings that ensure the Trail is maintained and its corridor is protected in perpetuity by grassroots efforts and strong community connections. Field Programs recruits, trains, and leads volunteers to build and maintain the CDT.
CDTC Field Instructors will participate in direct coordination with Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, State Land Offices, trail stewardship nonprofits, outdoor retailers, and organizations paving the way for inclusivity in the outdoors. The CDTC Field Instructors are exposed to many of CDTC’s partner organizations and corporations through on-the-ground leadership of stewardship activities and direct communication with public land agency staff. Face-to-face and virtual contact with individuals from diverse backgrounds in the same field will provide many opportunities to network and build an understanding of different career paths surrounding the outdoors.
About Southwest Conservation Corps
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. SCC engages motivated young adults ages 18 -25, youth ages 14-18, and post 9/11 Era Veterans, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Four Corners region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.