Overview

Lincoln Hills TeamWorks isn’t a one-off summer experience, but instead offers youth an opportunity for a deeper connection with community and the natural world. TeamWorks is a conservation-based youth employment program that brings together a mix of young people (ages 16-20) from urban and rural areas to work side by side on crews. As an organization, our goal is to attract and hire underrepresented youth who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to work on a conservation crew. Crews collaborate with a variety of project partners in the Front Range of Colorado, and have the chance to work with both public land managers as well as non-profit organizations. Teamworks fosters a work environment that is equally fun and supportive, and many of our youth return to work for the program year after year, building solid relationships with one another, their crew leaders, our organization, and the lands they work on.

Crews work 10 hours a day, Mon-Thurs, on an assortment of conservation projects including trail building and maintenance, fire mitigation, watershed restoration, and noxious weed removal, and all participants and leaders return home each night. In addition, each crew will participate in a 4 day, 3 night campout once during the season, providing an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of the crew and providing many participants an opportunity for healthy risk taking. Crew leaders will have three day weekends to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which are easily accessible from everywhere we work!

Responsibilities:

Partner with a variety of land management agencies and non-profit organizations to complete needed projects, including but not limited to: Fire mitigation, trail building and maintenance, watershed restoration, noxious weed removal and light construction projects.
You and a co-leader will be responsible for training, mentoring, and working alongside a group of 12 crew members, supporting individual needs and maintaining group morale.
Demonstrate effective communication with crew, co-leader, project partners, and the Teamworks administration team.
Manage risk at the work site and oversee and maintain crew safety.
Complete accurate and detailed documentation of time sheets, weekly debrief, crew member evaluations, incident reports, and project work reports.
Facilitate a safe and comfortable work environment, where

Entire season runs from May 10th – August 12th, 2021
May 10th – May 27th – Paid training
June 1st – July 30th – Season with crew
August 4th -6th and 10th-13th- Crew leader only projects
All crews work Mon – Thursday, 10 hour days, with the exceptions of July 2nd (day off) and Friday, July 31st (End of season celebration)
Pay: $18-$20/ hr depending on experience. Crew leaders are paid for drive time to the work site
Housing not provided, but we work to help crew leaders find a place to live.
Rolling Application
Positions based in Denver, Conifer, Nederland, Bailey and Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

At least 1 year previous leadership experience with youth
Must attend a paid 2-week Crew Leader training May 10th - May 27th ($100/day)
At least 21 years old
Ability to work collaboratively with a co-leader
Bachelor's degree and/ or a previous experience working with teens and young adults.
Exceptional organizational, leadership and communication skills.
Experienced working in the outdoors in various weather conditions for up to 10 hours.
Participate in a 3 night camping trip with your crew duri

Preferred Skills:

Practical knowledge of, and experience with trail/conservation work and tool use.
Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification
Ability to use challenges and experiences to foster learning among crew members.
High level of group management and facilitation skills
Experience and excitement for working with culturally diverse groups

About TEENS, Inc. - TeamWorks

TEENS, Inc. is a Nederland, Colorado based non-profit organization with the mission to support, educate and empower youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. TeamWorks is a youth educational-based employment program which aims to connect young people with nature and community. TeamWorks combines a diverse group of youth from rural and urban areas to carry out projects alongside both public land managers and non-profits.

Application Instructions

Please fill out the application online: https://form.jotform.com/203434602926149. Direct any questions to [email protected] We will reach out to folks in mid to late January.