Responsible for the overall implementation of successful programming, work project completion and support of NSC participants, Crew Leaders work with their crews in a full time capacity. They put in long days while supervising the successful completion of a wide variety of manual labor projects. They also give technical and logistical support; delivery of tools, project productivity, quality control, safety, motivation, prepare required paperwork and are required to teach the skills necessary to operate many different power tools in a safe, efficient manner).
Staff Training/Professional Development
All Crew Leaders will be provided a 7-10 day comprehensive training which will cover the following topics:
USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance
NYC Leadership Philosophy
Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
Crew Management and Motivation
Risk Management and Safety Procedures
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tool Use and Maintenance
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and Mentorship– Leaders manage, supervise, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush. They work cooperatively with their co-leader to delegate responsibilities to crew members, maintain crew discipline, resolve conflicts, and establish/maintain crew morale. Leaders provide formal and informal feedback to corps members with specific attention to work productivity and quality, teamwork, and leadership. Crew leaders receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their own leadership skills within this program.
Safety and Risk Management- Oversee the physical and emotional safety of program participants at all times. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. Leaders will be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment, to and from the worksite daily, safely in NYC’s fleet vehicles.
Project Management & Implementation- Leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation projects to high standards by training, working with, and supervising crews of nine-ten young adults 30-40 hours/week. They will serve as the principal liaison with project sponsors and members of the local community. The Crew Leaders’ principal role, however, will be to manage and motivate their crew of youth. In the field, they will provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. Crew leaders are mentors and role models and set the pace and tone of the project site. This position is physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. Leaders will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging.
PROGRAM DATES: Staff Training: June 11th – June 15th
Session: June 18th – November 16th
Apply online at www.nwyouthcorps.org/JoinNYC. Please indicate “Northwest Service Corps” in your Cover Letter before submission. Contact Will Chaney, Leadership Coordinator willc(at)nwyouthcorps.org if you have any questions. Additional program information can be found at www.nwyouthcorps.org.
At least 21 years old
Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification
Current Driver’s License and 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
Willingness and ability to frequently drive an NYC vehicle
Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
Strong communication skills, good judgment and decision making skills
Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
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