AmeriCorps Conservation Crew Leader – Fall 2023

Appalachian Conservation Corps
Harrisonburg, VA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$650 weekly living stipend
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The AmeriCorps Crew Leader (ACL) is responsible for facilitating a positive crew member experience.  The ACL is a full partner in the crew’s leadership, helping to communicate directions, projects specifications and constructive criticism throughout the term.  This position requires open dialog with the staff crew leader; helping them to manage projects, project partners communications, overall logistics, and crew assignments.   It means more than just showing up and doing the work, it means setting an example of how to work hard with great enthusiasm through all kinds of conditions while practicing good judgement and safety. It means facilitating learning experience for crew members, both formally and informally.  This position may require additional participation time outside of standard project and crew hours. 
General Qualifications: - Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for veterans up to age 35) - Have a high school diploma or GED - Pass background checks Minimum Qualifications:   - Strong project management skills.   - Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.   - Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT principles.   - Current Wilderness First Aid Certification with CPR/AED.   - Clean driving record (insurable by ACC) and a current driver’s license.   - Willingness to deploy on a Disaster Response.   Preferred Qualifications:   - Experience with ACC or another Conservation Corps.   - Technical trail building and maintenance experience.   - Background with experiential and/or environmental education.    - Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people.    - Strong conflict resolution skills.   - Experience with Disaster Response.   - US Forest Service chainsaw certification.   - Wilderness First Responder Certification with CPR/AED.
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Sarah Akers
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