Sawyer Day Crew Leader for Trail Mile High Youth Corps, CO


Sept. 19, 2012

Position Title: Crew Leader (Sawyer Day Crew Leader Position Description 2013 Summer Season)

Position Type: Field‐based, seasonal, full‐time, exempt, 14 week program commitment.

Location: The Crew Leader will meet their crew at 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 and travel to work sites as a team in MHYC vehicles.

Compensation: $450 ‐ $540/week, depending on experience and qualifications Includes: First Aid/CPR training, transportation to projects, uniforms, environmental education and training Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Season Dates: Orientation and Training: May 8 – May 24, 2013 * MHYC Crew Leader training, overnight week of May 21st 11 week production season starts May 28th 2013 and runs to August 9th, 2013. * Required to work Friday May 31st, and Friday July 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to holidays observed on Memorial Day (May 28th) and 4th of July (July 4th).
* May be required to work: Friday June 7th, July 12th and August 9th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Reports To: Project Coordinator: Land Conservation

Mile High Youth Corps is a regional, non‐profit, AmeriCorps ( affiliated organization that engages youth in jobs that help the planet and provide pathways to a promising future. Corpsmembers work on conservation and environmental stewardship projects throughout the Denver metro area while engaging in meaningful education activities.

Position Description:
The Mile High Youth Corps Crew Leader positions require individuals who are skilled problem‐solvers, experienced leaders and positive role models. A crew is comprised of ten Corpsmembers (18‐24 years old) all working together to complete conservation work projects on public lands and in communities. Crew Leaders manage a demanding work schedule and are responsible for creating a valuable experience for the Corpsmembers. Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring the facilitation of environmental education, healthy lifestyle, job readiness training, leadership development, civic engagement, independent living and positive group living skills to their crew. Crew Leaders must possess a strong work ethic, promote high quality work performance in their crew, and have a desire to devote themselves to field‐based work and youth development for an entire summer. The position requires both supervisory and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Crew Leader Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision and Management

• Provides daily supervision of the members of his/her crew, including assigning, leading and instructing work tasks and training Corpsmembers in the development of job skills.

• Monitors, manages, and promote crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.

• Teaches Corpsmembers a variety of work skills in conjunction with technical assistance providers.

• Maintains and promotes positive group morale.

• Enforces the code of conduct, discipline policies and program procedures outlined in the employee handbooks at all times.

• Provides consistent, ongoing informal feedback, as well as performs a minimum of one formal evaluation per Corpsmember each season.

• Acts as a positive role model to all Corpsmembers and promotes a positive corps culture.

• Responsible for on‐site risk management of the crew and work site.

Work Project Implementation

• Assists MHYC staff with the set‐up of work projects including the estimation of time and materials needed for work projects.

• Proactively assesses, identifies, and mitigates safety related hazards on the job site.

• Trains Corpsmembers in and maintains a safe work environment.

• Oversees and implements a variety of conservation, service learning and community service projects for his/her team.

• Distributes work among Corpsmembers and maintains even work flow.

•Serves as a liaison and on‐site contact with project sponsors.

• Ensures timely, accurate, and quality completion of work projects.

• Completes all project completion reports and project evaluations in a timely manner.

Corpsmember Development and Education

• Promotes individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.

• Collaborates with the AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmembers in developing and implementing educational components for projects.

• Plans and facilitates field trips, community meetings, and team‐building activities at work site.

• May be required to participate in Colorado Cares Day, July 29th, 2013.

• Ensures consistent leadership development and service learning opportunities are integrated into trainings.

• Implements and monitors Corpsmembers participation and progress in life skills and job readiness training programs at work site.

Provides consistent feedback and support to AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmembers on their leadership roles.

Administrative Duties

• Supports Corpmembers post‐program placement.

• Monitors, documents, and evaluates the participant progress in the program using individual written evaluations, case notes, and 1:1 meetings.

• Maintains thorough and complete records on each of his/her Corpsmembers throughout the length of the program, including time sheets, rosters and daily accountability forms.

• Maintains complete and accurate files, including project data and records, and employment paperwork for each of his/her Corpsmembers.

• Assists other staff with the reporting required for funders and board members.

• Ensures project photographs and required data are collected for seasonal projects.

• Ensures timely completion of Corpsmember awards, incentives and recognitions.

• Other duties as assigned.

General Qualifications:

• High School diploma or GED required. At least two years of college or vocational training is preferred. Significant professional experience may be substituted for post‐secondary education.

• At least one year experience of working with a diverse population of youth and staff in a team atmosphere.

•Advanced experience and skills in conservation, construction, or landscaping preferred.

• Must attend Wilderness First Aid training class. Crew Leader is responsible of one‐half of the cost of this training through payroll deductions. Full or partial scholarships may be available to help defer the Crew Leader cost for this training.

• Communication Skills: ability to motivate and discipline others, organize and direct a crew of young people on work projects, communicate effectively with a diverse group of young people, co‐workers and supervisors and explain and demonstrate safe work practices.

• Keep accurate records; perform case management, evaluations, and prepare reports.

• Previous Conservation or Youth Corps experience preferred.

• Chainsaw experience highly preferred

• Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8‐10 hours a day in the sun and hike 5 miles with a day‐pack.

• Ability to use hand and power tools.

• Wilderness First Responder or higher preferred.

• Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record and ability to drive a 12‐passenger van to and from work sites.

• Ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner.

• Ability to work independently.

• Pre‐employment background check will be required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.

• Pre‐employment drug screen required. May implement drug testing throughout employment.

• Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E‐Verify program.

To Apply:

Email: Send resume and cover letter to (include position title in subject line) Fax: 303‐433‐5997

Mail: Send resume and cover letter to: Attn. Christy Gallese, 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204

Mile High Youth Corps Land Conservation Programs are Tobacco Free

Mile High Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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