All Leaders will be provided comprehensive training that covers: • USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • NYC Leadership Philosophy • Behavior Management • Basic Trail maintenance and Construction • Time Management • Crew Management and Motivation • Driver Training • Conservation Education • Tool Use and Maintenance • Risk Management and Safety Procedures • Anaphylaxis training
Crew leaders manage and supervise conservation crews of four young adults, ages 19 and up, over the course of an 8 week session. Though schedules can vary, most crews will conduct project work Monday through Friday throughout their 8-week experience. On Saturday and Sunday, crews conduct resupply, shower, do laundry and participate in recreational activities (e.g., a hike). While on hitch, crews spend work days together and evenings in camp. While on hitch, field staff will be responsible for completing a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and implementing a highly structured camp experience, including facilitation of group meals and outdoor education curriculum. Crew leaders are balanced individuals who must possess an inspirational charisma, embodying compassion and patience. In many ways our leaders teach our participants how to navigate a challenging work and social environment with grace and positivity. This seasonal position not only allows crew leaders to deliver an impactful, educational experience to young people in their communities, but can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.
• Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
• At least 21 years old
• Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification
• Current Driver’s License
• Clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
• Recreational/professional outdoor experience
• Excellent organization and time management skills
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and backpack 12 miles
• Willingness and ability to frequently drive an ICC vehicle
• Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
• Good judgment and decision-making skills
• Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
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