Trail and Stewardship Crew Lead

Colorado Mountain Club

Salida, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $600 to $680
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Colorado Mountain Club is accepting applications for Stewardship Leaders. Applicants should have a strong desire to actively engage in a conservation-focused program that will train, challenge and support participants’ growth and development in their pursuit of meaningful careers in the conservation field.

Stewardship Leaders will receive opportunities to work with public land management agencies, non-profits and volunteers on a wide variety of conservation projects. Program participants will engage in an extensive 4 week training period that focuses on enhancing technical project skills, field-based knowledge as well as conservation leadership strategies.

  • Pay: $600-680/week (DOE) and $50/week food stipend
  • Benefits: Certifications and Trainings provided may include but not limited to Wilderness First Responder, Crosscut and/or S212/MTDC Chainsaw
  • Program Duration: *Seasonal*, May through late-October 2021.
  • Project Staging Area: Salida Colorado
  • Project Locations: Field-based, throughout Colorado- including Ouray, Weminuche Wilderness, Flat Tops Wilderness, and other
  • Hours: 40+/week (field-based)
  • Work environment: Primarily outdoor, field-based work with remote work and camp locations, inclement weather and extensive physical work duties. Projects may require backcountry travel and backpacking.
  • Status: Applications due by COB Feb 19 2021

Position Duties

  • Efficiently complete trail and conservation projects in a variety of environmental conditions, including adverse weather and terrain.
  • Coordinate logistics with CMC staff and land management agency personnel.
  • Positively interact with all user groups of public lands throughout Colorado.
  • Effectively communicate to CMC staff, project partners and volunteers in a timely manner.
  • Complete paperwork assigned by CMC staff and agency personnel.
  • Assist in management of crew budget and expenses.
  • Support and participate in CMC activities and tasks.
  • Utilize and engage in CMC risk management strategies.
  • Transport crew and gear safely in vehicles.
  • Position duties are subject to be altered based on changing program and project priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
  • Demonstrated experience with conservation work such as trail work, restoration work, etc.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team..
  • Capacity to professionally communicate in complex situations.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing work conditions and/or priorities.
  • Good driving record and must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Frequently required to hike long distances
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing 60 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience in the conservation field.
  • Experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people.
  • Participation in outdoor activities, work, lifestyle and/or pursuits.
  • Extensive experience in the backcountry including backpacking and navigating.
  • Knowledge of land management agencies operations and expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or college coursework with a focus on natural resources.
  • Trail construction, trail maintenance, or trail design experience.
  • Crosscut and or chainsaw certification.
  • Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to by COB Feb 19 2021 CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

*A seasonal worker is defined as a person who works for an employer who conducts business only during a defined period of time. Seasonal workers may also be hired in an occupation that operates only for a defined period of time. The season as defined by this job position is May through October 2021. Seasonal workers cannot collect unemployment benefits based on wages paid for the seasonal employment unless they are out of work during the specified season. Seasonal workers who work outside the season are no longer considered seasonal workers and may be able to collect unemployment benefits based on the seasonal wages.

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