Conservation Crew Leader – Fall 2023

Appalachian Conservation Corps
Harrisonburg, VA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$685 weekly living stipend
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Appalachian Conservation Corps staff crew leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, situational flexibility, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The crew leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and shortcomings of the crew.  This position will be joined by an AmeriCorps crew leader (ACL), an AmeriCorps leadership position focusing on the continued development of leadership skills. While this will be a collaborative relationship, the staff crew leader bears ultimate responsibility for member development, as well as high quality and high quantity project accomplishments for our partners. 
Minimum Qualifications:  - Leadership experience with youth or young adults.  - Must be able to demonstrate strong project management skills.  - Technical trail construction and maintenance experience.  - Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.  - Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, LNT principles.  - High School diploma or GED certificate.  - Must hold current Wilderness First Responder Certification with CPR/ AED.  - Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by ACC) and a current driver’s license.  - Ability to pass Conservation Legacy’s criminal history checks - Must be willing to deploy on a Disaster Response projects Preferred Qualifications:  - 1-year experience with ACC or another Conservation Corps  - Background with experiential and/ or environmental education.   - Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people.   - Strong conflict resolution skills.  - Experience with Disaster Responses.  - Forest Service chainsaw certifications.
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Sarah Akers
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