AmeriCorps Crew Leader Position Description

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Position Dates:

FALL SESSION

9/6 - 11/18/22

Position Type:
Full-time/Seasonal
Compensation:
$400-$450/week, plus room, board, and transportation

Quick Facts

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Overview

WisCorps crews complete conservation and environmental service projects throughout Wisconsin, and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Each WisCorps crew typically consists of two crew leaders and four crew members.

 

As an AmeriCorps WisCorps Crew Leader, you and your co-leader will be responsible for supervising and motivating crew members while you work together to complete conservation projects. You will be responsible for your personal and crew safety on and off the project site.

 

When you are not working on the project, you and your co-leader are responsible for creating a crew community focused on environmental responsibility and inclusion.

 

As an AmeriCorps crew leader you will have the opportunity to serve our communities, natural resources, and positively impact the lives of others.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of up to six individuals for the session

  • Oversee safety and well-being of the crew on and off the worksite

  • ​Work up to 10 hours per day for 4-8 consecutive days on a crew comprised of 4 to 7 other service members in outdoor locations. 40 hours/week of project field service time expected regularly

  • Work and camp in a variety of weather including temperatures. This may include cold overnights, hot service days, high winds, and intense sun exposure. Rainy days should be expected during the Summer & Fall sessions. Snowy conditions can be expected late in the Fall session.

  • Hike extended distances on potentially various terrain with a 25+ pound backpack

  • 2-6 days off in between your field service weeks spent with your field crew

  • Create a functional and positive crew community

  • Manage day-to-day crew tasks not limited to meal planning, cooking, and transportation of crew and crew equipment

  • Work closely with project sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals

  • Effectively communicate with crew members, WisCorps staff, project sponsors, and members of the public

  • Model and practice Leave No Trace principles and sustainable living techniques

  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • Leadership experience as summer camp counselor, trip leader, mentor, tutor, resident assistant, or other related experience

  • Participants must provide their own personal camping items such as all-leather boots, sleeping bags, backpacks, water containers, and raingear.

  • Must be able to commit to the full Summer or Fall session including the crew leader and crew member training days leading up to field projects.

  • Experience in outdoor recreation

  • Passionate about environmental causes and creating community surrounding environmental service

  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques

  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor

  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions and think creatively

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record

  • Upon hire, all WisCorps members must consent to a Criminal History Check. Service with WisCorps will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed.

  • Alcohol & recreational drug use is strictly prohibited on WisCorps projects and on WisCorps property which also extends to days off between projects for WisCorps Field Crews.