Crew Leader & Assistant Crew Leader Overview 2020

Position Type:     Seasonal

2020 Dates:           Spring, Summer and Fall positions available

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

For More Info:       Contact Andrea at andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org

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Position 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 Leader Responsibilities:

  • 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 Leader Qualifications

  • 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 driver’s license and an excellent driving record
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check

How to Apply

Apply online with the link above or below. There is space on the application to indicate for which crew(s) you would like to apply. For applications in paper format or other application accommodations, contact andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org.

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2020 Crews: Dates and Details

Roving

Travel with your crew of 4-5 corps members throughout the state of Wisconsin, enhancing public lands with projects including trail construction, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.

Sessions Running: Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2, Fall

Housing: Mostly tent camping (gear provided by WisCorps), some sites may offer shelter, live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: experience tent camping

Wetland Restoration

Do you have an interest in restoration ecology or botany and camping is not your style? This urban based crew of 4 corps members works in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore rehabilitating the wetland ecosystem alongside National Park Service technicians.

Session Running: Summer 1&2, Fall

Housing: live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: knowledge of wetland/aquatic plants, herbicide applicator certification will be required (paid for by WisCorps)

Wilderness

Journey to the remote island of Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior. Work alongside a National Park Service trail crew restoring sections of the 165 miles of trail that spread across the island. Your crew of 6 corps members hike into base camp with all of the tools, personal gear, and food you’ll need for your 5-week stay.

Session Running: Summer 1

Housing: backcountry campsite, live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: experience backcountry camping

American Sign Language Roving

Travel with your crew of 4-5 corps members who are Deaf or hard of hearing throughout the state of Wisconsin, enhancing public lands with projects including trail construction, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.

Sessions Running: Summer 1, Summer 2

Housing: Mostly tent camping (gear provided by WisCorps), some sites may offer shelter, live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: experience tent camping, American Sign Language fluency preferred but not required.

La Crosse Mayor’s Crew

Sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of the City of La Crosse, this crew of 6 local high school students enhances community life by improving city parks, trails, and residential properties.

Sessions Running: Summer 1 (6 week crew)

Housing: Campsite and camper provided by WisCorps or leader can find a sublease and pay their own rent, crew members will go to their respective homes at the end of the work day

Preferred Qualifications: experience working with high school students

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WisCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic identity, disability, handicap, marital status or veteran status. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact us at (608) 782-2494, fax at (608) 782-0606, email at staff@wiscorps.org, and TDD/TTY or the Wisconsin Relay number at 7-1-1.

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