Teamworks crews collaborate with a variety of project partners in the Front Range of Colorado, and have the chance to work with both public land managers as well as non-profit organizations. Teamworks fosters a work environment that is equally fun and supportive, and many of our youth return to work for the program year after year, building solid relationships with one another, their crew leaders, our organization, and the lands they work on.
Crews work 10 hours a day, Mon-Thurs, on an assortment of conservation projects including trail building and maintenance, fire mitigation, watershed restoration, and noxious weed removal, and all participants and leaders return home each night. In addition, each crew will participate in a 4 day, 3 night campout once during the season, providing an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of the crew and providing many participants an opportunity for healthy risk taking. Crew leaders will have three day weekends to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, which are easily accessible from everywhere we work!
Entire season runs from May 20th - August 15th, 2019
May 20 - June 6 - Paid training
June 5 - August 1 - Season with crew
August 5 - August 15 - Crew leader only projects
All crews work Mon - Thursday, 10 hour days (drive time included in pay)
Pay: $16-$18/ hr depending on experience.
Housing not provided, but we work to help crew leaders find a place to live.
Positions based in Denver, Conifer, Nederland, and Idaho Springs, Colorado.
At least 1 year previous leadership experience with youth
Must attend a paid 2-week Crew Leader training May 20 - June 6 ($100/day)
At least 21 years old
Ability to work collaboratively with a co-leader
Bachelor's degree and/ or a previous experience working with teens and young adults.
Exceptional organizational, leadership and communication skills.
Experienced working in the outdoors in various weather conditions for up to 10 hours.
Participate in a 3 night camping trip with your crew during the summer
Willingness to submit a driving record and ability to drive a 15-passenger van in both urban and rural environments
Able to work to the whole season without any conflicting commitments.
Risk management and decision making proficiency
Effective and inclusive leadership skills
High capacity for communication and feedback
Desired Skills (applicants do not have to possess all skills to be a good fit):
Practical knowledge of, and experience with trail/conservation work and tool use.
Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification
Ability to use challenges and experiences to foster learning among crew members.
High level of group management and facilitation skills
Experience and excitement for working with culturally diverse groups
Partner with a variety of land management agencies and non-profit organizations to complete needed projects, including but not limited to: Fire mitigation, trail building and maintenance, watershed restoration, noxious weed removal and light construction projects.
You and a co-leader will be responsible for training, mentoring, and working alongside a group of 12 crew members, supporting individual needs and maintaining group morale.
Demonstrate effective communication with crew, co-leader, project partners, and the Teamworks administration team.
Manage risk at the work site and oversee and maintain crew safety.
Complete accurate and detailed documentation of time sheets, weekly debrief, crew member evaluations, incident reports, and project work reports.
Facilitate a safe and comfortable work environment, where youth can learn and grow.
Provide timely feedback and guidance to encourage personal growth among crew members through both formal and informal reviews.
Ensure that youth are learning from project partners, crew leaders and each other about the work they are completing.
Create a positive and professional working relationship with our partners, and ensure projects are being completed to meet their expectations.
Know and uphold TEENS, Inc. policies in the field.
Access to a variety of Prodeals
Three day weekends!
A competitive wage
Working with a diversity of local youth
Paid week long technical skills training
Connecting with a great community of people
Workmans comp coverage
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