Crew Leader Positions – Student Conservation Leadership Corps.

The Student Conservation Association and Friends of the Forest Preserves are currently accepting applications for Crew Leader positions for the 2019 Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps.

CREW LEADER DUTIES:

Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10-12 high school youth, ages 15-19 for six weeks (Mon-Fri, 35-40 hrs/week). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation and restoration projects within different areas in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and plan and lead weekly educational field days. Administrative and reporting duties are required as they relate to data management, photo documentation, and youth assessments. Crew leaders will also be expected to facilitate a provided environmental education curriculum.

PREREQUISITES:

Crew Leader applicants that come out for two FPCC volunteer events removing invasive plants or helping out at a Nature Center have a better chance of securing a position for the summer. Events are led by certi ed leaders who instruct you on how to remove invasive species among other activities. To nd an event go to http://fpdcc.com/volunteer/.

DATES OF SERVICE:

• Program Dates: July 1 – Aug 9, 2019n Paid Crew Leader Training:

• Pittsburgh, PA: May 31st – June 13th (transportation will be provided)

• Local Training: June 18th – 20th

COMPENSATION:

$16.50 – $18/hr
(commensurate with experience)

QUALIFICATIONS

21 yrs or older; valid driver’s license for 3+ years and clean driving record; must be able to attend a mandatory 10 day overnight Crew Leader training in Pittsburgh, PA in early June (dates still TBD) as well as local Chicago training from June 18th – June 20th (local dates subject to change); current Basic First Aid and Adult CPR certi cations or ability to obtain before program start date; State of Illinois herbicide license or willing to obtain one before program start date; outdoor skills; experience working with diverse groups of youth; ability to maintain safe, productive and enjoyable work environment; strong interest in working with and mentoring youth. Plant identi cation skills, knowledge of mid- western ecology, or knowledge of the forest preserves is a big plus!

APPLY TODAY!

Email resume and cover letter to Zach Taylor zach@fotfp.organd Daiva Gylys dgylys@thesca.org

FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY March 1st, 2019

Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions are lled on a rolling basis.

Equal opportunity employer promoting diversity in the environmental community.

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