Sawyer Day Crew Leader Position Description 2013 Summer Season



 Sawyer Day Crew Leader Position Description 2013 Summer Season


Mile High Youth Corps is a regional, non-profit, AmeriCorps ( affiliated organization that engages youth in jobs that help the planet and provide pathways to a promising future. Corpsmembers work on conservation and environmental stewardship projects throughout the Denver metro area while engaging in meaningful education activities.

Position Description:

The 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) all working together to complete conservation work projects on public lands and in communities. Crew Leaders manage a demanding work schedule and are responsible for creating a valuable experience for the Corpsmembers. Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring the facilitation of environmental education, healthy lifestyle, job readiness training, leadership development, civic engagement, independent living and positive group living skills to their crew. 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 work and youth development for an entire summer. The position requires both supervisory and technical aptitude, in addition to a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Crew Leader Duties and Responsibilities: Supervision and Management


               Provides daily supervision of the members of his/her crew, including assigning, leading and instructing work tasks and training Corpsmembers in the development of job skills.

               Monitors, manages, and promote crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.

               Teaches Corpsmembers a variety of work skills in conjunction with technical assistance providers.

               Maintains and promotes positive group morale.

               Enforces the code of conduct, discipline policies and program procedures outlined in the employee handbooks at all times.

               Provides consistent, ongoing informal feedback, as well as performs a minimum of one formal evaluation per Corpsmember each season.

               Acts as a positive role model to all Corpsmembers and promotes a positive corps culture.

               Responsible for on-site risk management of the crew and work site.


Work Project Implementation

               Assists MHYC staff with the set-up of work projects including the estimation of time and materials needed for work projects.

               Proactively assesses, identifies, and mitigates safety related hazards on the job site.

               Trains Corpsmembers in and maintains a safe work environment.

               Oversees and implements a variety of conservation, service learning and community service projects for his/her team.

               Distributes work among Corpsmembers and maintains even work flow.

               Serves as a liaison and on-site contact with project sponsors.

               Ensures timely, accurate, and quality completion of work projects.

               Completes all project completion reports and project evaluations in a timely manner.


Corpsmember Development and Education

               Promotes individual learning, leadership and personal growth among Corpsmembers.

               Collaborates with the AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmembers in developing and implementing educational components for projects.

               Plans and facilitates field trips, community meetings, and team-building activities at work site.

               May be required to participate in Colorado Cares Day, July 29th, 2013.

               Ensures consistent leadership development and service learning opportunities are integrated into trainings.

               Implements and monitors Corpsmembers participation and progress in life skills and job readiness training programs at work site.

               Provides consistent feedback and support to AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmembers on their leadership roles.


Administrative Duties

               Supports Corpmembers post-program placement.

               Monitors, documents, and evaluates the participant progress in the program using individual written evaluations, case notes, and 1:1 meetings.

               Maintains thorough and complete records on each of his/her Corpsmembers throughout the length of the program, including timesheets, rosters and daily accountability forms.

               Maintains complete and accurate files, including project data and records, and employment paperwork for each of his/her Corpsmembers.

               Assists other staff with the reporting required for funders and board members.

               Ensures project photographs and required data are collected for seasonal projects.

               Ensures timely completion of Corpsmember awards, incentives and recognitions.

               Other duties as assigned.

               High School diploma or GED required. At least two years of college or vocational training is preferred. Significant professional experience may be substituted for post-secondary education.

               At least one year experience of working with a diverse population of youth and staff in a team atmosphere.

               Advanced experience and skills in conservation, construction, or landscaping preferred.

               Must attend Wilderness First Aid training class. Crew Leader is responsible of one-half of the cost of this training through payroll deductions. Full or partial scholarships may be available to help defer the Crew Leader cost for this training.

               Communication Skills: ability to motivate and discipline others, organize and direct a crew of young people on work projects, communicate effectively with a diverse group of young people, co-workers and supervisors and explain and demonstrate safe work practices.

               Keep accurate records; perform case management, evaluations, and prepare reports.

               Previous Conservation or Youth Corps experience preferred.

               Chainsaw experience highly preferred

               Must be able to lift 75 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in the sun and hike 5 miles with a day-pack.

               Ability to use hand and power tools.

               Wilderness First Responder or higher preferred.

               Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record and ability to drive a 12-passenger van to and from work sites.

               Ability to complete tasks in a detailed and timely manner.

               Ability to work independently.

               Pre-employment background check will be required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.

               Pre-employment drug screen required. May implement drug testing throughout employment.

               Must be able to legally work in the United States, which will be verified via the federal E-Verify program.


General Qualifications:

To Apply:

Email: Send resume and cover letter to (include position title in subject line) Fax: 303-433-5997 Mail: Send resume and cover letter to: Attn. Christy Gallese, 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204

Mile High Youth Corps Land Conservation Programs are Tobacco Free

Mile High Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mile High Youth Corps is committed to the inclusion of members with all levels of ability. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion

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2013 National Extension Tourism Conference

2013 National Extension Tourism Conference

Building Lasting Relationships

DoubleTree Suites Detroit

Downtown – Fort Shelby

Detroit, Michigan

August 6-9, 2013

The 2013 National Extension Tourism (NET) Conference Program Committee invites proposals for the 2013 NET Conference, the theme of which is “Building Lasting Relationships.” Based on this theme, the Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, and panel presentations/workshops in the following nine broad topical areas:

  1. Rural Tourism Development/Tourism in Resilient Communities
  2. Community and Regional Planning and Development
  3. Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
  4. Agritourism—Local Foods, Farmers Markets, Culinary Tourism
  5. Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  6. Nature-Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife Enterprises, Adventure Tourism, Coastal Tourism
  7. Marketing and Promotion
  8. Tourism Research and Evaluation
  9. Tourism Education, Training, and Certification Programs

The Program Committee encourages all proposal submitters to “connect” their work in tourism and recreation development to the conference’s “Building Lasting Relationships” theme, and is calling for new presentations (previously unpublished) and/or projects in progress. Please note: If a proposal is accepted for presentation at the conference, presenters must register for the conference.

The deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2013, with notification of submission status by March 22, 2013. Visit the conference website at for further information on the 2013 NET Conference, Proposal Submission and Guidelines, and to view the program agenda and abstracts of presentations and posters presented at both the 2011 NET Conference in Charleston, SC, and 2009 NET Conference in Park City, UT.

On behalf of the 2013 NET Conference Planning Committee,

Michelle Walk, Chair, 2013 NET Conference

Tom Chesnutt and Steve Burr, Co-Chairs, 2013 NET Conference Program Committee

Miles Phillips Chair NET Design Team

Attend the National Extension Tourism Conference (NET) Aug 6-9, 2013

2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

International Union of Forest Research Organizations Conference on Forests for People and Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

May 19-23, 2013, Traverse City, Michigan USA

We are pleased to offer this exciting and unique joint forum.  These two research/educational programs will be seamlessly blended, while still retaining the individual identity of the two host organizations.  You will have the opportunity to submit a presentation(s), host a poster session, and attend any session of these two educational programs.

One registration form and one registration fee will cover both conferences.  The program will offer several joint sessions and field workshops, along with separate concurrent sessions tailored directly to the related themes of each conference.  The sessions will be carefully synchronized to allow participants to move across as many as seven choices.

This is a new model for professional education and development tailored for these difficult economic times.  With the co-location and the joint administration of the programs, participants will have more opportunities and a greater experience.

This joint call for presentations and posters allows you to target your presentation and/or poster session to the conference and theme that meets your needs.  People submitting abstracts will be asked to indicate which conference and sub-themes best fits with the content of their abstract.

2nd IUFRO Conference on Forest for People

The aim of this conference by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is to build a systematic body of knowledge about “forests for people” and its various facets, including possible future trends and challenges. The conference theme, “A Growing Interdisciplinary Task,” aims to integrate knowledge from various disciplines inside and outside of forestry such as tourism, recreation, education, urban planning and many others.

The main sub-themes of FFP are:

             Livelihoods — issues of agro-forestry, food security,  fuels, poverty alleviation, and human dislocation

             Health, Recreation and Tourism — issues of human health, recreation, and nature-based tourism

             Urban and Rural Landscapes — issues of ecosystem services, economic benefit and development, spaces and places for living, and urban forestry

             Culture and Education — issues of perceptions of forests, spiritual character, education, historical tradition and practice, communication and governance

2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals is proud to be sponsoring the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference.  The theme of the 2013 is “A Bridge to Prosperity” that will highlight and showcase best practices and case examples on how the outdoor recreation profession (planning, management, research and policy) is a bridge, connector and catalyst for prosperity through tourism, jobs, health and wellness, personal enjoyment and re-creation, education, environmental values and stewardship and sustainable communities.

“A Bridge to Prosperity” will also be examined for the context of four perspectives:




             Policy and Administration


Research presentations are 20 minutes in length (15 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions).  Management sessions are 1.5 hours in length with 2-4 presenters.  Each presentation will be followed by a few minutes of questions.  Session leads may customize the format of the session to help ensure a quality learning experience.   Selected presenters will be contacted well in advance with more details. The meeting rooms will provide a laptop computer, digital projector, screen, lectern, and audio system (in the larger rooms).  Special requests for eraser boards, dissolve units, video equipment and other specialized equipment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Please include any special requests in your proposal.  Following the conference, the session presentations and handouts will be posted on the host websites, unless you request otherwise.

Poster Sessions

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.  Posters will be on display during the conference, with special attention given at the Opening Reception when attendees will have a chance to visit and ask questions.  Tripods will be provided and placed in the large meeting room where breaks will be taken, helping to ensure opportunities for interaction.  The conference will not provide foam core or other supplies and materials to mount the posters.  We ask that you investigate local sources if your plan is to assemble on-site.


The deadline for research abstract submittal has been extended to January 15, 2013

People may submit several abstracts for either presentations and/or posters.  One submission is required for each proposed presentation and/or poster session.  It is important that each abstract includes all the required information.

Response to Abstract Submissions

All proposals will be peer reviewed and selected on the basis of relevance and appropriateness for this conference.  Because of the limited number of program times available, not all proposals are guaranteed a place in the schedule.  All participants submitting an abstract will be notified as to acceptance or rejection by February 1, 2013.

Submission Information

All abstracts should be submitted in English and emailed to Brenda Adams-Weyant at

Conference Information

Conference information will be posted and updated regularly at  Registration is expected to open in mid-January.


Feel free to email the co-chairs if you have specific questions:

2nd IUFRO FFP:  Dr. Robert C. Burns at

2013 NOR:  Dr. Glenn E. Haas at

The following section outlines the costs of the joint conference:

Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates: Register by April 19      Registration after April 19

$385 – Member, Full Conference

(IUFRO and SORP members) $485 – Member, Full Conference

(IUFRO and SORP members)

$485 – Non-member, Full Conference     $585 – Non-member, Full Conference

$250 – Student, Full Conference     $250 – Student, Full Conference

$150 – One-day Registration  $150 – One-day Registration

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