Title: Crew Leader
Reports to: Program Director
Locations: Salida, CO
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Exempt
Start/end date: March 30, 2021 – November 1, 2021
Wages: $685 / week
Benefits: If position is 26+ weeks, medical benefits option available. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, USFS-recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, & other development opportunities
SCC Los Valles Crews consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camps together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.
Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, risk management, trauma-informed care, and restorative justice. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies:
Responsibilities & Core Competencies:
Leadership & Mentorship
Embody equity, ensure inclusion, and embrace diversity (equity, inclusion, and diversity) within the corps. This includes but is not limited to:
Lead and participate in Land Acknowledgements that recognize Indigenous communities who have historically and continue to steward the Los Valles region.
Employ a restorative justice approach to disciplinary incidents
Facilitate and engage in environmental education that addresses the fraught history of public lands in the United States.
Employ a trauma-informed approach to building crew dynamics
Be accountable to ensuring the SCC Los Valles community centers the experiences of members of historically marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans and Women of Color (QTBIPOC)
Foster 21st century work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability
Model strong communication and conflict transformation skills
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. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).