Pro Stewardship Crew Member: Vermont

Agency
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Location
Various locations around Vermont
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Weekly stipend of $670
Start Date
08/29/2022
Last Date to Apply
07/29/2022
Website
https://www.vycc.org/apply/
Description
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is seeking Pro Stewardship Crew participants to work on Conservation Crews and make a difference in communities throughout Vermont. Pro Stewardship Crews will work to improve trails across Vermont and into neighboring states. These crews will complete trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and GPS/trail assessment work. Pro Crew Members gain technical skills to help them be competitive in their next adventures while building a new network of colleagues. A successful Pro Crew participant is able to work in challenging conditions, complete high-quality work, be a supportive member of their crew, and work well both independently and as a part of a small team. For crew members this position will run from August 29th until October 31st, 2022 (we can be flexible with start and end dates). This crew will operate on a hitch schedule (for example, 5 days on, 2 days off ). This position requires long days outdoors in the elements. Compensation & Benefits: -Weekly stipend: $670 -Camping accommodations for the duration of the project -CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid Training (if needed) -On the job learning opportunities to expand technical skill knowledge through the season -Career pathways support through VYCC’s Recruitment and Alumni Manager and program staff Organizational dedication to on-going professional development How to Apply: Please apply online at https://www.vycc.org/apply/. Please contact VYCC’s Conservation Pro Crew Manager, Halle Harklau at halle.harklau@vycc.org with any questions. About The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps- The VYCC is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides valuable work and learning opportunities to youth and young adults from across the country and throughout Vermont. Our model is simple and effective: young people, working together, in the outdoors, on conservation and agriculture projects that have a high impact. Excellence and Equal Opportunity at VYCC: VYCC has a deep commitment to excellence. We believe we are strongest when our team includes members with a broad range of life experiences. We strive to achieve this at all levels of our organization, and actively encourage and recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse applicant pool. VYCC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications
-Be at least 19 years of age (there is no upper age limit) -Willingness to undergo a criminal background check -Ability to travel to project sites throughout the state -Exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail -Prior experience with hand tools -Interest in learning about conservation field practices (invasive species removal, tree planting, basic trail maintenance and design) -Interest in pursuing career in conservation, environmental science/studies, or similar field
Contact Person
Halle Harklau
Contact eMail
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