MAKE A LIVING, WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
We serve 14 counties in Colorado, and often work on Pikes Peak, in Pike National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, and more.
Denver, CO or Colorado Springs, CO
Earn $540 for first week of training and a total living stipend of $7,020.02
from May 11-August 7. The stipend will be paid every two weeks. Meals during
camping trips are provided.
Some experience required
Job starts in less than 2 months (May 4, 2020)
Mile High Youth Corps’ Crew Leader positions require individuals who are skilled problem-solvers,
experienced leaders and positive role models. A crew is comprised of ten Corpsmembers (18-24 years old)
who serve together to complete projects on public lands and in communities. Crew Leaders must possess
a strong work ethic, promote high quality work performance in their crew and have a desire to devote
themselves to field-based youth development for an entire summer. The position requires both leadership
and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.
Position Type: Field-based, seasonal, full-time, exempt, 14-week (450-hour) program commitment
– Education Award: Earn an education award of $1,612.43 upon successful
completion of a 450-hour term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition or
pay back qualifying student loans. Individuals have 7 years to use the award.
– Student loan forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on
qualifying federal government student loans.
– Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after
serving at MHYC for sixty days. Member will have a monthly share of the health
– Trainings: First Aid & CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid
Position Dates: May 4 – August 7, 2020
Some camping may be required for 4 days at a time throughout the season
(select camping gear can be provided).
Schedule: 40-hour weeks Monday through Thursday 7:00am – 5:30pm.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Corpsmember Development and Education
– Ensures Corpsmembers follow all MHYC policy and procedures.
– Plans and facilitates crew meetings and team-building activities.
– Provides daily support of the members of the crew including assigning, leading and instructing
project tasks and training Corpsmembers in the development of technical and leadership skills.
– Monitors and promotes physical and mental wellness on and off the project-site.
– Addresses and supports the resolution of interpersonal challenges that may occur on the crew.
– Follows a mentorship curriculum to promote the leadership development of ACL.
– Ensures timely, accurate and quality completion of projects.
– Proactively assesses, identifies, and mitigates safety-related hazards on the job site.
Previous experience serving with Youth Corps is highly preferred.
Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, hike 5 miles with a daypack
and operate hand and power tools.
At least one year of experience of working with a diverse population of youth and staff in a team
atmosphere is preferred.
Must have strong communication and conflict management skills: ability to motivate others, organize
and mentor a crew of young adults on projects, communicate effectively with a diverse group of
people, co-workers, and supervisors, and ensure safe work practices.
Experience with trail construction and maintenance, installation of rock and timber structures, fencing,
noxious weed removal, pesticide application and/or general landscaping is preferred.
Sawyer crew leaders should have significant experience working with chainsaws. S-212, MTDC or Game
of Logging training with feller certificate required.
Must complete CPR training prior to the start date. MHYC will cover $40 of the training cost.
Must complete Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training course prior to the start
date. MHYC will cover $235 of the training cost.
Must be between the ages of 19-24 and able to legally serve in the United States.
Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident.
National Service Criminal History Check will be required which includes FBI fingerprinting.
Pre-service drug screen required and may be required during the term of service.
High School diploma or GED required.