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P-CREW Youth Corps: Assistant Youth Coordinator
Dive into a rewarding summer full of adventure and restoration work all while mentoring the next generation of landscape stewards!
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks an Assistant Youth Coordinator for the 2022 Plumas Conservation, Restoration, and Education the Watershed (P-CREW) youth corps season. P-CREW youth corps is an immersive, six-week, experiential work opportunity designed to offer employment on Northern California’s public lands to youth from rural and urban areas around the state. For nearly a decade, the program has worked to develop the next generation of natural resource stewards through paid work experience, field-based learning, personal growth, and professional engagement.

P-CREW members will spend the majority of their time outside, working, learning, playing, and exploring. Students will perform a variety of tasks related to ecological restoration and outdoor recreation requiring challenging physical labor and open communication with their crew members. Project work improves the health of landscape while simultaneously improving sustainable public access through many activities including but not limited to: trail maintenance and building, invasive species removal, aspen and meadow restoration, and hazardous fuels reduction.

The Assistant Youth Coordinator for P-CREW youth corps is integral to the success of this program. The Assistant Youth Coordinator will report directly to the P-CREW Program Coordinator and work closely with all field and office staff. This position will provide critical support to the program by assisting with coordination, logistics, and administration of three summer youth crews. Ideally, the Assistant Youth Coordinator will possess strong communication and organizational skills, flexibility, and experience in conservation corps.

Additionally, the P-CREW Assistant Youth Coordinator may be offered an option to continue employment following the P-CREW season on Sierra Institute’s trail crew.

Job Duties:

Assistance in preparation of Sierra Institute’s summer youth program, P-CREW
Assistance with program coordination, logistics, and administration
Facilitating or supporting crew leader training
Working an on-call schedule for crew support during high season
Responding to emergencies (vehicle issues, medical evacuations, etc.)
Serving as an interim Crew Leader in case of necessity or emergency
Leading occasional weekend recreation with youth crews if needed (backpacking, swimming, hiking, etc.)
Preparing, tracking, and organizing weekly paperwork and project accomplishments
Assist in mentorship and supervision of three crews containing two crew leaders, 11 crew members (ages 16-18) and one Alumni All-star Assistant for 6 weeks including day to day activities at the project site, at camp, and recreational activities on the weekends. This includes providing physical, social, and emotional support to the crews.
Provide guidance, leadership skills, and camp operations to the youth crew leaders to foster personal and professional growth.
Navigate to and from work, camp, and recreational sites safely.
Prepare, collect, organize and summarize written, digital, and oral reports on project status, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles, and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and photos of crew members working and camping.
Create healthy meal planning for crews, shopping for all crews, and food resupplies each week.
Plan, organize, and facilitate team bonding activities and educational lessons as needed.
** Additional details regarding the trail restoration crew to be provided upon interview, if interested.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.50

    About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

    Our Mission
    Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.
    Our Approach
    Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, Sierra Institute has advanced integrative programs that support rural environmental, economic, and community health at local, regional, and national levels for the past twenty-five years.