Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

Southwest Conservation Corps Durango, Colorado
Deadline Dec 31, 2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Start/end date: April 1st, 2019 – Late November 2019.

Wages: Living stipend of $400 a week with a $4,266.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program

Benefits: 5 days of PTO (structured in August) and 5 days of discretionary time. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Responder and CPR/AED training, U.S. Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training. (Certificate awarded upon completion of program.)

WFR: CLDP members will be provided with Wilderness First Responder/CPR/AED training. There will be a WFR course available in Durango March 22 – 29, through Desert Mountain Medicine. Other acceptable WFR Courses or Recertification Courses can be reimbursed up to $650, but must be taken prior to the start of the season.

Multiple positions opened until filled.

Position Summary:

The AmeriCorps (AC) Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) is a two-phase program.  The first phase focuses on orientation, training and development; The second phase focuses on implementation and continued leadership development. The AmeriCorps CLDP provides young adults the opportunity to develop outdoor conservation and leadership skills; participants will be exposed to a variety of conservation projects, leadership experiences, and service opportunities on public lands and in local communities throughout the Southwest region of Colorado. Basic program structure will include: 

  • 8-weeks of crew leader training with experienced SCC crew leaders and staff. Trainings will include: Introduction to SCC mission, staff, and culture, SCC policies and procedures, risk management, managing crew dynamics, front country and backcountry outdoor living, Leave No Trace, Forest Service recognized S-212 Chainsaw training, technical trail skills, project management, partner relations, logistics and Wilderness Medicine (WFR). The work schedule during technical trainings is primarily 10 days on and 4 days off.
  • Co-leading adult conservation crews (trail, saw, etc.). While co-leading, CLDP members will be responsible for project management, as well as the care and well-being of a 6 - 8 person crew, completing conservation projects on public lands, such as trail restoration, native planting, habitat rehabilitation or fencing, invasive species removal, chainsaw, or various public recreational facility improvements. Crew Leaders in Development are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the crew in the absence of their co-leader.

Southwest Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.  SCC operates conservation service programs across Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico with offices in Durango and Salida, CO, Gallup, Acoma, and Zuni, NM. SCC has broad program offerings including individual intern placements in natural resource positions as well as crew based conservation service programs for youth, young adults, and post 9-11 era Veterans. SCC programs are  rooted  in  the  communities  served,  addressing  local  public  land  issues  and  working to meet local community needs and interests. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning.  


To apply, complete the CLDP Application, upload resume and cover letter:

Questions can be addressed to Lisa Slupianek, Program Coordinator:

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.
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