Land Conservation Leader

Mile High Youth Corps

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Bi-weekly stipend starting at $800
Deadline Mar 10, 2020
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Land Conservation Leaders (LCLs) begin the program with two weeks of in-house training and four weeks of field training. They then transition to Assistant Crew Leader roles for the Summer of Service season. Based on skills developed, LCLs may serve as Crew Leaders, Co-Crew Leaders or remain Assistant Crew Leaders for the Fall Forestry season. LCLs lead conservation and environmental stewardship projects on public lands throughout the Southern Front Range Region. Projects include trail construction and maintenance, fire mitigation, habitat restoration, fencing and park development.Timeline:

This is a temporary position, from March 30, 2020 – November 13, 2020.

  • 1,200 hour term of AmeriCorps service in a 7.5 month commitment.
  • 40 hour weeks Monday-Friday, hours will vary by season and project.
  • Overnight camping is required for most projects, trainings and conferences.

You Receive:

  • Trainings: Wilderness First Aid/CPR, S-212 chainsaw equivalency certification (required for sawyers), Leave No TraceTM outdoor ethics, trail building and maintenance, pesticide application, facilitation and public speaking, peer mentoring, and extensive leadership development.
  • Student loan forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans.
  • Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days. Corpsmember will have a monthly share of the health insurance premium.

Submit your application online at

Questions?  Email or call 719.630.7421 ext. 403.

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