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900 hourTrail Crew Leader

Trail Conference Conservation Corps
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3 Corps Trail Crew Leaders to serve as leaders to crew mates and community volunteers performing trail work under the direction of a staff Field Manager and Program Manager. Term of Service: 900 hour: April 25 through October 28. Accepting applications until filled.

Service Activities

Supervise, motivate, direct, and coordinate crew members and volunteers as a team
Building and maintaining high quality trails including project management, delegation of tasks, quality control in field and office, maintaining a high level of positive morale
Coordinate project logistics with Field Manager and Program Manager
Instructing crew members and groups of volunteers in a safe manner, including proper use of equipment
Manage the day-to-day activities of crew members and community volunteers under the direction and with the support of a staff Field Manager and Program Manager
Serve as role model, facilitator, and educator to crew mates and community volunteers while working alongside them to encourage good work ethic and to set the work pace
Encourage high standards
Provide guidance and support to members, conflict resolution, and build crew cohesion
Communicate with program staff, crew members, and community volunteers to ensure the execution of a quality program that is consistent with the AmeriCorps provisions
Fill out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork
Document project accomplishments
Community Volunteer management and recruitment

Community Need Addressed

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps trains, enables and empowers future conservation leaders by teaching sustainable trail building and stewardship techniques, while engaging and teaching community volunteers on the responsible use and care of open space by addressing the needs of land managers.

Position Outcomes

This position provides to its members valuable, marketable trail building skills networking and professional development opportunities. While providing ecologically sound, safe and sustainable trials to the public.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Stipend, Training

Build/maintain long lasting trails in beautiful locations Training and experience: griphoist rigging, dragging and highlines, dry masonry and trail structures, trail tread and drainage, trail design and layout Training in Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace Principles Training and experience in volunteer recruitment and retention techniques Housing provided (rustic) Valuable professional and networking opportunities Making a difference serving the local community and visitors from across the nation Upon successful completion of the program, an education award of $2,960.00 for 900 hour term. Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment

Skills you will gain

Wilderness Firs Aid, Cpr, AED, Resume writing, Interview Techniques, Project Management

Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 6 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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