Conservation Crew Leaders and Members (Ripon)

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Conservation Crew Leaders and Members

Wisconsin Conservation Corps Location:La Crosse, WisconsinWages/Pay:$300.00 / weekExperience:No experience required

2020 Field Season Positions: Crew Leader and Crew Member

CREW LEADER Conservation Program

Position Type: Full-time/Seasonal

2020 Dates: Spring, Summer and Fall positionsavailable

  • Spring Session: March 24-May 16
  • Summer Session: May 20-August 15
  • Fall Session: September 8-November 14
  • Compensation: $400-500/week*, plus room & board, transportation

    *Possible AmeriCorps Education Award available upon successful completion

    Overview:

    WisCorps crews complete conservation and environmental service projects throughout Wisconsin, and the Upper Midwest.Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.Each WisCorps crew consists of two crew leaders and four crew members.

    As a WisCorps Crew Leader, you and your co-leader will be responsible for supervising and motivating crew members while you work together to complete conservation projects. You will be responsible for your personal and crew safety on and off the project site. When you are not working on the project, you and your co-leader are responsible for creating a crew community focused on environmental responsibility and inclusion. As a crew leader you will have the opportunity to serve our communities, natural resources, and positively impact the lives of others.

    Crew LeaderResponsibilities :

  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of up to 4 individuals for the session
  • Oversee safety and well-being of the crew on and off the worksite
  • Create a functional and positive crew community
  • Manage day to day crew tasks not limited to meal planning, cooking, and transportation of crew and crew equipment
  • Work closely with project sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals
  • Effectively communicate with crew members, WisCorps staff, project sponsors, and members of the public
  • Model and practice Leave No Trace principals and sustainable living techniques
  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures
  • Crew LeaderQualifications:

  • Leadership experience as summer camp counselor, trip leader, mentor, tutor, resident assistant, or other related experience
  • Experience in outdoor recreation
  • Passionate about environmental causes and creating community surrounding environmental service
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques
  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor
  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions and think creatively
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Possess a valid drivers license and an excellent driving record
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check
  • CREW MEMBERConservation Program

    Position Title: Crew Member

    Position Type: Full-time/Seasonal

    2020 Dates: Spring Session: April 1-May 16

    1st Summer Session: June 10-July 11

    2nd Summer Session: July 16-August 15

    Fall Session: September 16-November 14

    Compensation: $300 per week, plus room & board, transportation, on the job training

    Position Overview :
    WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Corps Members camp out with their crew near their project sites and travel throughout Wisconsin.

    Crew Member Responsibilities :

  • Work hard as a team to accomplish conservation projects
  • Maintain personal safety on and off the worksite
  • Be an active and contributing member of the crew community
  • Practice Leave No Trace principals and sustainable living techniques
  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures
  • Crew Member Qualifications :

  • 18-25 years old
  • Experience in outdoor recreation
  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of a community surrounding environmental service
  • Willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques
  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check

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