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ACC- Leadership Development Program Crew Member

Company: Appalachian Conservation Corps
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Job Type AmeriCorps Salary Details $300/week + $1,612.43 AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion Deadline Mar 02, 2020 Title: LDP Crew Member - Spring 2020 Position Dates: March 9 - early June (450 hour AmeriCorps Service Term) Pay Rate: $300/week + $1,612.43 AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion Location: Based out of Harrisonburg, VA Status: Full-Time/Seasonal/Temporary Contact: ************************************ Multiple positions open until filled. The Appalachian Conservation Corps: TheAppalachian Conservation Corps(ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. ACC engages motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region by working with a variety of land management agencies such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy. Interns and Crews complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises. Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing. Position Summary: The goal of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills as well as leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting. Upon completion of the Leadership Development Program, members are encouraged to apply for leadership positions. Placement in a leadership position is not guaranteed, and will be based upon qualifications, performance, work ethic, and ability. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps conservation crew with the Appalachian Conservation Corps. This crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction and ecological health. Typically, Crew Members will camp out in the field and complete project work for 8 or 9 days at a time followed by 5-6 days off. This schedule may vary depending upon project partner needs. Meals are provided while in the field. Responsibilities: As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. General Qualifications: To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 27, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. Preferred Qualifications: - Valid Driver's License - Previous conservation or Corps experience - Demonstrated initiative - Leadership experience in working with youth or young adults - Wilderness First Aid certification or higher and CPR - Adaptability - Professionalism - Community-Building

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