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22 Nov 2022

Temporary Conservation Crew Leader

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps – Posted by recruitment Richmond, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Now hiring for positions starting in April or May of 2023!

VYCC is seeking Crew Leaders who want to have a positive impact in Vermont while inspiring others to do the same. A successful Crew Leader is able to foster an inclusive and supportive crew community, help Crew Members navigate challenges and celebrate successes, and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Creating and maintaining a healthy crew culture is a top priority for Crew Leaders.

Crew Leaders work with their crews to complete trail, water quality, carpentry/construction, and forestry projects.

Essential Functions 

Crew Teambuilding, Education & Supervision 

  • Follow and uphold VYCC principles, practices, and policies to maintain a safe worksite
  • Create a crew culture that prioritizes physical and emotional safety
  • Foster teamwork among Crew Members, lead by example, and support Crew Members as they navigate challenges and successes
  • Instruct Crew Members on topics including proper tool use and care, camp living, and personal care while in the field
  • Motivate crew members to work hard in all types of weather and environments

Crew Member Growth 

  • Foster and model a supportive and encouraging environment both on the job site and in camp
  • Conduct feedback meetings that help Crew Members set goals, assess growth, and celebrate progress
  • Engage with VYCC staff on setting goals and charting personal and professional progress, demonstrate a growth mindset

Project Accomplishment 

  • Maintain quality, and safety standards for crew
  • Effectively communicate with VYCC staff and project partner to ensure completion of project goals
  • Perform strenuous physical work safely in all weather conditions
  • Ability to hike in steep or uneven terrain, lift and carry heavy tools, gear or materials
  • Complete weekly reports on project accomplishments

Compensation & Benefits 

  • $680-$815/week, dependent upon experience
  • Food/housing:
    • Youth Leader: no housing and no food provided
    • Young Adult Leader: camping accommodations for the duration of the program and food provided on work days
    • Pro Leader: camping accommodations for the duration of the program
  • CPR & Wilderness First Aid Certification (if needed)
  • Bonus paid upon completion of entire work agreement
  • Organizational dedication to on-going professional development
  • Career pathways support through VYCC’s Recruitment and Alumni Manager and program staff
  • Paid time off, combination of scheduled break time and flexible PTO days depending on position and duration of employment.
  • Potential to earn up to 12 free college credits

Required Qualifications 

  • At least 20 years of age
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in risk assessment and being responsible for the health and safety of others
  • Experience in providing and receiving feedback, and creating a culture of learning and growth
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal background check
  • CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid (VYCC provides a WFA course pre-season)
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record for at least 3 years
  • Some prior experience in project areas and/or outdoor experience (hiking, camping)

To view the full position description, please visit this link!

How to Apply

Before applying please make sure to have:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References (3)
You can apply by clicking here!

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: conservation, environmental jobs, forestry, outdoor jobs, summer jobs, summer-fall jobs, trail crew, trail maintenance, trail work, vermont, and Youth.

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