Conservation Crew Leader


La Crosse , Wisconsin

Position Type:  Full-time/Seasonal

2017 Dates:  Fall Session: September 5th – November 18th (tentative)

Compensation:  $450 – $500 per week, plus room & board

For More Info:  Contact Willie Bittner at 608-799-2567 or

Position Overview:

WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.  Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.  Crews consist of 4-5 young adult Corps Members led by an experienced adult Crew Leader, who camp and work near their project sites.

As a WisCorps Crew Leader, you will be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics, and personal development of the Crew Members, among other responsibilities. You must be comfortable with hard work in tough conditions commonly found living outdoors for weeks at a time.

Crew Leader Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of 4-5 youth for 4 weeks at a time
  • Work closely with Project Sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals
  • Oversee safety, care, and well-being of your crew on and off the worksite
  • Create crew cohesiveness and positive crew culture
  • Educate crew about various conservation issues
  • Commit to the development of Corps Member leadership skills
  • Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol free while with your crew

Crew Leader Qualifications:

  • Outdoor leadership experience with youth or young adults
  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous
  • Has a sense of humor, able to think creatively outside of the box
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Relishes rugged living conditions
  • age 22 minimum
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license
  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check

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