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Conservation Crew, Leadership Development Program Posted Feb 02
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps , New Market, VA
Job Description
Title: Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) member

Reports to: Crew Leader

Location: New Market, VA

Status: Seasonal, Full-time,

Start/end date: March 11-May 18th.

Wages: Living stipend of $275 a week or $550 bi-weekly with a $1,200 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program

Multiple positions opened until filled.

The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps:
The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. GAVCC engages motivated young adults, ages 18-27, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

GAVCC crews work with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Historic District. Projects vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, historical restoration, and boundary marking.
Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. GAVCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers 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:

As an AmeriCorps program, participants work effectively as a member of a crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservations and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas or 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.

The goal of the leadership development program 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 crew leader positions.
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