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SCC empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a local, non-profit, Americorps-affiliated organization with offices in Tucson, Durango, and Salida. SCC selects young adults, ages 16-25, to complete conservation work projects on public lands through the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning.
The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front or backcountry settings for 5-11 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels
Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is also multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate high standards, compassion, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves (at least seasonally!) to youth and the environment. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.
Essential Accountabilities and Functions:
Leadership & Mentorship
- Manage, supervise, and participate in day-to-day details of crew life in camp and at work.
- Implement skills training and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.
- Promote individual Corpsmember development and a healthy community.
Safety & Risk Management
- Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.
- Transport crew’s and equipment safely in SCC’s 12-passenger vans or large SUV’s.
Project Management & Implementation
- Train and motivate a crew of eight young adults to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands.
- Coordinate logistics with project sponsors, Program Coordinator, Program Director and co-leader.
- Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, Corpsmember and Peer evaluations, incident reports, etc.
- Manage petty cash, gas cards and food budget.
- Frequently required to walk, sit and talk or listen.
- Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus.
- Frequently required to drive an SCC vehicle, and must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Leadership experience with youth or young adults.
- Excellent organization skills.
- Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
- High School diploma or GED certificate.
- Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification, if placed in less remote environments.
- Experience teaching, facilitation and team-building in diverse groups of people.
- Experience in Conservation Corps or Youth Corps.
- Professional conservation, construction or landscaping experience. SCC will train exceptional applicants.
- Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance.
- Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
- Good driving record (insurable by current SCC carrier) and current driver’s license.
- Experience teaching outdoor experiential and/or environmental education.
- Current Wilderness First Responder or higher and CPR certification.
- Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference.
2013 Start Dates – contact regional offices for specific information (see contact information below)
Program dates vary depending on program and region. Program length ranges from 6-26 weeks. General start dates include: February, March, April, May, August and September.
- Currently accepting applications for 2013. The 2013 season will run from March through November. We will be offering Spring-only (2-3 months) and full season (7-8 months) Crew Leader positions leading youth, young adults and military Veteran saw crews.
- Currently accepting applications for Spring 2013. Positions typically run from April 8 through the October 25, 2013
Tuba City, AZ
- Currently accepting applications for March 2013 and May 2013 for 10 week programs leading crews working on the Navajo Nation with Navajo youth. Project work will focus on fence construction and fence maintenance.
- Currently accepting applications for Spring 2013 (February 4 – May 17, 2013). Please contact the Sonoran Desert office for more specific information about other long-term crew, urban day crew, and and youth crew leading opportunities.
CLICK HERE for information specific to positions in the Los Valles Region – Salida, CO
CLICK HERE for information specific to positions in the Sonoran Desert Region – Tucson, AZ
Complete the Crew Leader Application and submit with your resume, cover letter, contact information and three professional references to the location you are interested in, application links are below:
|Ancestral Lands – Tuba City, AZ
|Four Corners – Durango, CO – Conservation Programs
||Linnaea Renz, Program Coordinator
|Los Valles – Salida, CO
||Todd Loubsky, Program Director
|Sonoran Desert – Tucson, AZ
||Attila Boros, Program Director
||520-884-5550 ext. 6#
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