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Land Conservation Leaders (Southern Front Range)

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Openings

5 currently recruiting

Service Dates

March 18, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Application Window

December 21, 2018 - March 1, 2019

Location

  • Colorado Springs, CO

Contact Information

Hope Trisler
(303) 433-1206
jimmyf@mhyc.net

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Description

The Land Conservation Leaders program is a demanding, team-based, leadership experience providing a service opportunity in environmental stewardship. Land Conservation Leaders (LCLs) begin the program with two weeks of in-house training and six weeks of field training. They then transition to Assistant Crew Leader roles for the Summer of Service season. Based on skills developed, LCLs may serve as Crew Leaders, Co-Crew Leaders or remain Assistant Crew Leaders for the Fall Forestry season. LCLs participate in and facilitate weekly educational sessions and team building activities, plan and lead service projects, and build leadership skills.

Qualifications:
• Between 19-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• High School Diploma or equivalency required.
• Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, hike 7 miles with a day-pack, able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
• Able to commit to the entire term of service, March 18-November 15.
• Ability to camp between 5 and 10 consecutive days at a time in all weather conditions.
• Ability to effectively serve with a diverse group of peers, staff, community members, and project partners.
• Valid driver license with insurable driving record preferred.

Requirements:
• This position may have access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
• Pre-service drug screen required.
• Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
• Fully comply with agency policies and procedures regarding high quality service, installations, tool management, paperwork completion and data accuracy.
• This position reports to the Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.

The Land Conservation Leaders program is a demanding, team-based, leadership experience providing a service opportunity in environmental stewardship. Land Conservation Leaders (LCLs) begin the program with two weeks of in-house training and six weeks of field training. They then transition to Assistant Crew Leader roles for the Summer of Service season. Based on skills developed, LCLs may serve as Crew Leaders, Co-Crew Leaders or remain Assistant Crew Leaders for the Fall Forestry season. LCLs participate in and facilitate weekly educational sessions and team building activities, plan and lead service projects, and build leadership skills.

Qualifications:
• Between 19-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• High School Diploma or equivalency required.
• Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, hike 7 miles with a day-pack, able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
• Able to commit to the entire term of service, March 18-November 15.
• Ability to camp between 5 and 10 consecutive days at a time in all weather conditions.
• Ability to effectively serve with a diverse group of peers, staff, community members, and project partners.
• Valid driver license with insurable driving record preferred.

Requirements:
• This position may have access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
• Pre-service drug screen required.
• Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
• Fully comply with agency policies and procedures regarding high quality service, installations, tool management, paperwork completion and data accuracy.
• This position reports to the Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.
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Living Allowance

$1600 - $2160 monthly

Additional Benefits

Corpsmembers RECEIVE: • Trainings: Wilderness First Aid/CPR, Leave No TraceTM outdoor ethics, Pesticide Application, hands-on technical training related to all projects, facilitation and public speaking, peer mentoring, extensive leadership development, and the option to earn S-212 chainsaw equivalency certification (required for Sawyers). • Student loan forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans. • Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days. Corpsmember share of health insurance premium is $90 per month.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Between 19-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
• High School Diploma or equivalency required.
• Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, hike 7 miles with a day-pack, able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
• Able to commit to the entire term of service, March 18-November 15.
• Ability to camp between 5 and 10 consecutive days at a time in all weather conditions.
• Ability to effectively serve with a diverse group of peers, staff, community members, and project partners.
• Valid driver license with insurable driving record preferred.

Requirements:
• This position may have access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
• Pre-service drug screen required.
• Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
• Fully comply with agency policies and procedures regarding high quality service, installations, tool management, paperwork completion and data accuracy.
• This position reports to the Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 24

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Park

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Hope Trisler
(303) 433-1206
jimmyf@mhyc.net

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