VYCC is seeking Conservation Field Supervisors to mentor Crew Leaders and oversee crews of young adults. Engaged in all elements of the season, Field Supervisors support planning logistics before the season, train Crew Members and Leaders, and directly oversee crews in the field. Through regular field visits to their crews and check-ins with their Leaders, they support the development of an inclusive and productive crew. Field Supervisors are experienced in our project areas and have prior experience leading or teaching young adults. They often help solve complex problems and respond to interpersonal challenges in the field independently. Field Supervisors work 40 hours a week in the weeks before and after their crews are in the field. During the field season, they may work 50-60 hours.

VYCC’s Conservation Program engages young people in hands-on projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities. The work of a Conservation Crew includes trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management.

Essential Functions

Field Program Support:
 Supervise, train, advise, and evaluate Crew Leaders
 Support crews in all aspects of their projects from set-up to completion, coordinating with project sponsors to ensure high quality work
 Ensure crews are following health and safety practices in camp and at the worksite
 Facilitate group dynamics and morale issues on crews, while cultivating a strong VYCC culture and powerful learning experience across all crews
 Complete field site visit reports and any necessary documentation
 Provide crews with in-field education and learning opportunities, and support leaders in finding educational resources for their crews
 Provide on-call support for crews in the field
 Respond to crew emergency situations, including last-minute travel and overnight stay
 Complete end of season wrap up and data entry
 Conduct day and overnight site visits, including camping with the crew and traveling through the region

Program Logistics:
 Assist with pre-season logistics such as: food, tool, gear, and equipment purchasing
 Manage in season logistics including: vehicle repairs, tools, and equipment
 Attend program events such as weekend crew start-ups and closures
 Complete season wrap up, inventory, equipment management, and data entry

Crew Leader Training:
 Prepare and deliver workshops to Leaders and Members
 Facilitate education programs and activities to crews in the field

Tagged as: Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Please see the website position description for required qualifications for Field Supervisor position.

About Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

The VYCC is a 501c3 nonprofit focused on engaging young people in service, work, conservation, and agriculture. Since 1985, VYCC staff have provided valuable work and learning opportunities to youth and young adults from across the country and from nearly every town in Vermont. Our model is strong and simple: young people, working together, guided by highly trained leaders, completing priority projects in conservation and agriculture.

Application Instructions

Please visit https://www.vycc.org/staffapplication/ to apply for this position. If you have any questions, email Program Manager Pilar at [email protected]

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