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Mile High Youth Corps

  • 1801 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO
  • https://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/

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Land Conservation Leader: Denver

Work outdoors, make a difference, and make a better future for yourself at Mile High Youth Corps.  We are a group of young people who are focused on benefitting the environment and educating ourselves on the issues that face our community.  This is not like other jobs. We are a grassroots organization that is committed to providing training, mentorship, and opportunities to youth.  Spend this 2024 being supported by supervisors who care about your development, peers that are passionate about nature, and a real community. Who knows where this could lead you?


min experience

salary range

$2.7k - $2.7k / month

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Job Overview

Become a Land Conservation Leader for our Land Conservation program based in Denver! The Land Conservation program is a team-based, 13 week-long program for individuals between the ages 18-24. Land Conservation Leaders guide and support Trail or Forestry participants (called Corpsmembers) as they serve on environmental stewardship projects on public lands across the Southern Front Range. Crew Leaders will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program.

Land Conservation Leaders will earn up to $1,320.00 biweekly and earn a $4,826.50 scholarship at the same time! The total compensation including biweekly pay and AmeriCorps Education Award is $23,760.

 Never had a job outside? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That’s okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and team that you need to be successful. We will provide you with hands-on training related to all projects. All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a year you’ll never forget.

Special Benefits

 Biweekly stipend: Earn a program total living stipend of $23,760. The
stipend will be paid every two weeks from March 18-November 22, 2024.
The program total stipend reflects two different rates of pay, associated
with the following:
o During training (March 18 – May 19), members will earn $1,200
every two weeks before taxes.
o Upon joining a Crew Leadership team* (May 20 – November 22), members will earn $1,360 every two
weeks before taxes.
*position descriptions with additional requirements of Crew Leader positions are available upon
 AmeriCorps Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $4,826.50 upon successful completion of the term
(1,200 hours of service). This award can be used to pay tuition, pay back qualifying student loans or go on
an expedition through a wilderness school! Corpsmembers have 7 years to use the award.
 Student Loan Forbearance - Corpsmembers can apply to put their qualified federal student loans on hold
during their term through the National Service Trust.
 Health Insurance - Corpsmembers are eligible for health insurance on the 1st of the month after serving at
MHYC for 60 days. Corpsmember contribution required.
 Counseling - Corpsmembers receive up to 7 free mental health counseling sessions per year.
 Networking - Corpsmembers have opportunities to network with federal, state and local natural resources
professionals and access to a vast alumni network!
 Training – Corpsmembers will receive training in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Leave No TraceTM outdoor ethics,
facilitation and public speaking, peer mentoring and extensive leadership development. Depending on
crew assignments, Corpsmembers will receive training in one or more stewardship skillsets, including S-212
Wildland Fire Chainsaws (required for sawyers), trail building and maintenance and pesticide application.

Minimum Requirements

 Pre-service National Service Criminal History Check
required; this position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
 Corpsmembers must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service
 This position reports to Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.
 Service location: 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204.

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