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Crew Leader, EarthCorps, Seattle, WA

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  • Elizabeth Moseley
    EARTHCORPS CREW LEADER POSITION DESCRIPTION The Crew Leader (CL) is a training level, seasonal position in EarthCorps. The CL position involves project
    Message 1 of 1 , May 29, 2008
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      The Crew Leader (CL) is a training level, seasonal position in
      EarthCorps. The CL position involves project coordination between the
      Project Manager, the Program Director and their crew; facilitation of
      crew safety and well-being, productivity, morale and quality of work;
      corps member training and education in the field; and responsibility for
      maintaining the objectives of EarthCorps in all endeavors. The position
      reports to the Program Manager who will also serve as advisor to the
      crew leaders and their crews. EarthCorps crews will be comprised of
      five crew members and a crew leader.


      Crew Leadership:

      * Motivates and coordinates a crew of 18-25-year-old, national and
      international young adults in a structured program of service,
      restoration, and training
      * Maintains positive crew morale, fosters team-work among crew
      members, and communicates with site supervisors to ensure quality
      * Communicates the standards of behavior as well as policies and
      procedures of EarthCorps and provides guidance to members on following
      * Leads by example, while working alongside crew members

      Project Implementation:

      * Coordinates fieldwork projects with Project Managers and the
      Program Director
      * Serves as on-site project leader for EarthCorps in the absence
      of a Project Manager, communicating with the Project Manager as needed

      * Maintains project and equipment logs/records as directed by a
      Project Manager
      * Assists Project Manager in maintaining production, quality and
      safety goals/standards for their crew
      * Responsible for implementing environmental restoration projects
      throughout King County. These projects include but are not limited to
      native plantings, invasive plant removal, trail constructions and/or
      maintenance, stream restoration and erosion control.
      * Leads adult and youth volunteers in community volunteer events
      * The crew leader and crew members will perform physical work in
      all weather conditions

      Training and Instruction:

      * Fosters and encourages quality work and interaction among crew
      * Conducts training and presentations in such areas as: proper use
      of tools, first aid, workplace safety, leadership/management skills, and
      community service
      * Assists in implementation of corps member development program as
      assigned by the Program Manager


      * Prepares oral and written reports of work projects, equipment
      use and maintenance, crew member performance evaluations, education and
      training completed, attendance and incident reports
      * Conducts regular, individual crew meetings to discuss crew
      member progress and communicates status to Program Manager
      * Counsels motivates, and provides guidance to corps members
      * Demonstrates sensitivity to and awareness of cultural
      differences and their effect on crew and corps management
      * Participates in other meetings as directed

      Program Support: Performs other relevant duties as assigned.


      * Must be eligible for AmeriCorps education award

      * Knowledge of environmental restoration principles, techniques
      and stewardship
      * Knowledge of Northwest native plants
      * Leadership skills
      * Teaching experience
      * Volunteer management experience
      * Advanced First Aid and CPR (WFR/WFA or MOFA preferred)
      * Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record


      * STATUS: Temporary, non-exempt
      * PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: September 2008-August 15, 2009
      * RATE OF PAY: $1500/month
      * TYPICAL HOURS OF WORK: 7:20 am - 5:30 pm Tue-Sat; approx. every
      other Saturday off
      * 4 several multiday overnights outside of Seattle will be
      required , vehicle camping and retreats
      * BENEFITS: Holidays will be paid as designated by employer

      Medical Insurance premium paid for

      Flex Pass paid by employer

      AmeriCorps education award ($4,725
      education award upon completion of 1700 hours of service)

      Education Days: In-house education
      seminars must be attended to complete requirements of AmeriCorps
      education award

      TO APPLY:

      Send Resume and Question Responses* by June 13, 2008 to:

      Crew Leader Hiring Committee


      6310 NE 74th St Ste 201E

      Seattle, WA 98115



      *Please limit your answers to the following questions to one page:

      * Why is EarthCorps a good match for you and how does being a Crew
      Leader fit with your professional and personal experiences?
      * Describe your experience supervising and leadership style.
      * Describe your experience working in a multicultural setting.

      Elizabeth Moseley | Recruitment & Administration Manager | EarthCorps |
      p: 206 322-9296 x102

      f: 206 322-9312 | 6310 NE 74th St., Ste 201 E, Seattle, WA 98115 |

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