Summer Conservation Crew Leaders

WisCorps Inc.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $400-$450 per week, plus room, board, transportation, & education award
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Summer Session:  June 1-August 14

Overview:

WisCorps crews complete conservation and environmental service projects throughout Wisconsin, and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Each WisCorps crew consists of two crew leaders and four crew members.

As a WisCorps Crew Leader, you and your co-leader will be responsible for supervising and motivating crew members while you work together to complete conservation projects. You will be responsible for your personal and crew safety on and off the project site. When you are not working on the project, you and your co-leader are responsible for creating a crew community focused on environmental responsibility and inclusion. As a crew leader you will have the opportunity to serve our communities, natural resources, and positively impact the lives of others. 

Crew Leader Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of up to 4 individuals for the session
  • Oversee safety and well-being of the crew on and off the worksite
  • Create a functional and positive crew community
  • Manage day to day crew tasks not limited to meal planning, cooking, and transportation of crew and crew equipment
  • Work closely with project sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals
  • Effectively communicate with crew members, WisCorps staff, project sponsors, and members of the public
  • Model and practice Leave No Trace principles and sustainable living techniques
  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures

Crew Leader Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience as summer camp counselor, trip leader, mentor, tutor, resident assistant, or other related experience
  • Experience in outdoor recreation 
  • Passionate about environmental causes and creating community surrounding environmental service 
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques 
  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor
  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions and think creatively
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check

Currently hiring for the following Crew Leader Positions:

  • Roving 
    • Travel throughout Wisconsin working and learning about conservation projects alongside non-profits, county and state agency staff
    • Projects include trail building/maintenance, invasive species management, carpentry, and tree planting
  • Wetland Restoration
    • Work and learn about wetland restoration in the Indiana Dunes National Park alongside National Park Service staff 
    • Projects include backpack spraying invasive species, planting native species, seed collection, and habitat restoration
  • Mayor's Crew
    • Complete community-based projects alongside high school students in La Crosse, Wisconsin 
    • Projects include community revitalization projects, assisting non-profit organizations, habitat restoration in parks
HOW TO APPLY

Complete an online application at wiscorps.org/jobs

If you need application accommodations please contact andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org 

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