Youth Crew Leaders and Leaders in Development

Southwest Conservation Corps

Durango, Salida, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details See below
Deadline Mar 15, 2020

 “Make a positive impact on a local youths’ life! Be a Youth Crew Leader and make a difference. 

Title: Southwest Conservation Corps Youth Crew Leaders and Leaders in Development 
Locations: Durango, CO or Salida, CO 
Position Types: Non-AmeriCorps Crew Leader OR AmeriCorps Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) 
Dates: March 30th, 2020 start; 4.5 and 8 month positions available 
Wages: Crew Leader: $685/Week  
             CLDP: $425/Week + Minimum $3,047 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service 

Benefits: Forest Service Recognized Chainsaw Certification, Mental Health First Aid Training, Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment, Food while in field, Wilderness First Responder for CLDP Members 

This position is an opportunity to make a difference in young peoples’ lives. Leaders will be mentors, educators and facilitators for high school students, working to increase youth resiliency, build confidence and to be positive role models for their members. Youth Crew Leaders typically have experience in environmental education, the corps world, working with youth, and leadership. Crew Leaders act as mentors to the Youth Crew Leader in Development (CLDP), who may have 1 or 2 of the experiences above, but not all. Together, a Crew Leader and a CDLP lead as a pair.  

Pairs work together to co-lead a high school crew of up to 8 members during the summer season. High school crews work Monday – Friday and may be camping crews or day crews. Local students ages 14-18 are hired to complete a variety of projects. One day a week is an education day. Crew Leaders and CLDP’s work long days and may work from remote communities, away from the main office. Together, they are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. All leaders will spend April and May in an intensive crew leader training. (See each complete position description for more details on Spring Season, and each jobs’ responsibilities.) The schedule for leaders is rigorous but rewarding.  

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, communities and environment through hands-on work on our public lands.  


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