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Austin Summer Youth Crew Leader

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
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Austin Summer Youth Crew Leaders start on May 21st and go through 3 weeks of training before their members arrive. During training Leaders will gain a variety of hard skills and soft skills to utilize during their term. At the end of training leaders will plan their members training which will be during week 1 of the member term.

Once projects begin, two leaders will lead a crew of six Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Leaders drive program vehicle and transport crews to project sites. Crew Leaders are responsible for communicating with partners and TxCC staff, and for keeping the crew productive and safe.

Service Activities

Trail maintenance, habitat restoration, public land improvements.

Community Need Addressed

This Summer Youth Crew program is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Austin & Travis County. We're recruiting individuals with leadership skills to lead members while working on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.

Position Outcomes

Environmental education, leadership skills, problem solving skills

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

CPR AED Training

Education Benefits

CPR AED FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Provide relevant expertise
Teamwork
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
Decisions
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
Tools
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
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Effectively delegate tasks, Set goals
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 3 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Museum or Nature Center, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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