Youth Conservation Corps Staff Positions, BNAN (Boston area)

Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) is seeking applicants for summer positions with our Youth Conservation Corps:  1 Field Manager, 3 Crew Supervisors, and 1 Urban Agriculture and Crew Supervisor.  BNAN is a non-profit organization working to preserve, expand and improve urban open space in Boston: Community Gardens, Greenways and Urban Wilds.

Program Description:
Youth Conservation Corps employs teens as stewards of the natural environment in their own neighborhoods working cooperatively to complete conservation projects while earning much-needed income. BNAN is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with teens for what will be YCC’s 18th summer this year. These are paid positions.

Youth Conservation Corps Staff Positions:
• Field Manager/Coordinator (1 opening)
• Crew Supervisor
(4 openings)

Crew Locations:
• Neponset Greenway – Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester
• Neponset Greenway – Mattapan Square
• East Boston Greenway – East Boston
• Stony Brook Reservation* – Hyde Park

Responsibilities:
Field Manager/Coordinator: The Field Manager/Coordinator is responsible for organizing all logistics pertaining to the four YCC crews’ work plans, i.e.: work sites, projects, supplies, personnel support and payroll, as well as managing the environmental education components. The Field Manager/Coordinator directly oversees the four YCC crew supervisors and will assist and support them with any issues that arise, allotting equal time to all crews. Prior to the start of the program, the Field Manager’s time is devoted to logistics planning, pulling together educational materials and planning staff training while time following program completion is utilized to gather feedback for the program’s season-end report. This position works closely with BNAN’s Program Manager.

Crew Supervisor: Supervisors will be responsible for leading a team of 10-12 urban youth, ages 15-17 at one of the above 4 locations. Supervisor will be accountable for the physical work, wellbeing, behavior and safety of the crewmembers. Daily tasks include coordinating the crew’s approach to work projects, teaching and following best practices, delivering formal and informal environmental education lessons, and facilitating teambuilding activities. Working with BNAN staff and on-site project partners, the Supervisor is responsible for high quality project outcome and learning experience of the youth.

For a more detailed profile of all the positions, click here.

To apply:

Send a detailed cover letter and resume to Candice Cook, Program Manager candice@bostonnatural.org.
Please include your first and last name in the title of your file attachments.
Learn more at www.bostonnatural.org • 617-542-7696 • Application Deadline: March 31, 2012

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