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●  Participate in pre-season 5-week training (if the training time interferes with college finals please reach out to discuss implications and possible accommodations)
●  Mentor and Co-lead a crew of 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 crew.
●  Provide guidance, leadership opportunities, and camp operations responsibilities to the Alumni All-Star Assistant to foster personal and professional growth.
●  Educate and train youth crew members in camp set up, camp and personal hygiene, Leave No Trace principles, and camp safety.
●  Successfully complete conservation projects for 40 hours per week throughout the six-week session in a variety of outdoor settings.
●  Lead recreational trips on the weekends (backpacking, swimming, hiking, etc.)
●  Navigate and transport crews to and from work, camp, and recreational sites safely while pulling a trailer onboth paved and dirt roads. (Driving with a trailer can be learned and practiced during training weeks).
●  Submit 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 andphotos of crew members working and camping.
●  Provide guidance for healthy meal planning to crew members. Food for all meals will be provided by support staff.
●  Plan, organize, and facilitate team bonding activities and educational lessons with the aid of a pre-developed curriculum.
●  Practice routine safety meetings with crew members including evening debriefs, vehicle checks and tool assessments.
●  Conduct personal check-ins and evaluations of crew members to foster personal and professional development of youth.
●  Administer first aid and keeping detailed records.
** Additional details regarding the trail crew to be provided upon interview.

Full Position Description:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Minimum Hourly Wage: 15.50 Training Wage 16.50 In Field

About Sierra Institute

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.