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2021 Summer of Service Corpsmember (Colorado Springs)

Company: Mile High Youth Corps
Location: Monument
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Land Conservation Leaders Program is a demanding, team-based, leadership experience. Land Conservation Leaders (LCLs) begin the program with two weeks of in-house training and five weeks of field training. They then transition to Crew Leadership roles for the Summer of Service and Fall Forestry seasons. LCLs lead conservation and environmental stewardship projects on public lands throughout the Southern Front Range Region. Projects include trail construction and maintenance, fire mitigation, habitat restoration, fencing and park development.

Job Descriptionstrong

Timeline:

This is a temporary position, from March 29, 2021 - November 19, 2021.

* 1200 hour term of AmeriCorps service in an 8 month commitment.
* 40 hour weeks Monday-Friday, hours will vary by season and project.
* Overnight camping is required for most projects, trainings and conferences.

You Receive:

* Trainings: Wilderness First Aid/CPR Curriculum Completion Certificate, S-212 chainsaw equivalency certification (required for sawyers), Leave No TraceTM outdoor ethics, trail building and maintenance, pesticide application, facilitation and public speaking, peer mentoring, and extensive leadership development.

You Lead:

Opportunities to facilitate and lead trainings and projects may occur throughout the program:

* Trainings: Fully participate in and provide leadership for educational activities, including environmental stewardship, civic engagement, healthy living, social justice and career readiness, for up to four hours a week in the field.
* Projects: Serve as Crew Leaders on a variety of Land Conservation crews. Crews are comprised of eight to ten 18-24 year olds from diverse backgrounds.

Requirements

MHYC is committed to hiring candidates with unique backgrounds and perspectives. If you are interested in this position but are concerned that you do not meet all of the requirements or possess all of the necessary skills, or that prior convictions or your background might disqualify you, we encourage you to submit an application anyway.

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 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, hike 7 miles with a day-pack, conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling.
* Able to camp between 4 and 9 consecutive days at a time in all weather conditions.
* Able to commit to the entire term of service, March 29-November 19, 2021.
* Some LCLs will be required to drive MHYC vehicles. Drivers must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver's license and have an insurable DMV record.

Requirements:

* Pre-service National Service Criminal History Check and drug screen required; this position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
* Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement and appropriately represent Mile High Youth Corps both in behavior and dress code.
* This position reports to Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.
* Service location: 417 E Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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