Position: Leaders of Color Crew Member
Number of Positions: 4 Crew Members
Start/ End dates: May 23, 2022 – May 2023
Service Term: 47 weeks total [1700-hour minimum]
Status: Seasonal, Full-time
Location: Richmond/Berea, Kentucky
Stipend: $400 per week, paid bi-weekly. $6,345.00 AmeriCorps Education Award
Ages: 18 – 30
Southeast Conservation Corps:
Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is also an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT), and as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.
SECC works with a variety of land management agencies throughout the Southeast region, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State Parks, and conservation-based non-profits. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications, and many others. The project work is manual labor based and most projects require a hike into and out of the project site daily carrying tools and a day pack.
SECC is seeking crew members for its first ever Leaders of Color Crew.
In this year-long, Kentucky based program, members will engage in a variety of natural resource management and fire and fuels related projects within The Daniel Boone National Forest and Land Between The Lakes.
The Leaders of Color crew provides an intentional and supportive space where BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) identifying members can work with, learn from, and grow alongside one another as members gaining leadership and technical skills. Crew members can expect to engage in a variety of projects related to fire, natural resource management, and disaster mitigation.
As a member of the crew, you will perform manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will be engaged in the program as an AmeriCorps Member and will participate in environmental education and leadership development activities in addition to project work.
Risk management is of utmost importance, and all policies and procedures must be followed.
Project work on this crew may include but are not limited to:
Paid Certifications and Trainings
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.
Participation and Expedition Behavior
Safety and Judgment
Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
Outdoor Skills and Fitness (where appropriate)
In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization and project partner property.
To Apply: Complete the Application by visiting: southeastconservationcorps.org/open-positions , upload cover letter and resume if available.
Any questions can be addressed to:
Leaders of Color Program Intern
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