Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor & Assistant Supervisor

New Bedford, Fall River & Boston, MA

About The Trustees of Reservations and the Youth Conservation Corps:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees Youth Conservation Corps Program aims to offer high-quality, paid, seasonal employment and educational opportunities to youth. The program is designed to provide young people experience in a variety of conservation and agriculturally-based activities and inspire them to become life-long stewards of their local communities.

Job Description:

The Youth Corps Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors are full-time, seasonal positions that provide training, supervision, and mentoring for young people working on outdoor environmental projects in the community. There will be multiple crews, and each will consist of 8 to 10 youth, a crew supervisor and an assistant supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership development and mentoring for youth between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Supervise the completion of outdoor conservation projects such as trail construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, tree planting and agricultural work.
  • Provide daily supervision, safety and job skills training for youth corps members.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for work attendance, appearance, language and behavior.
  • Lead teambuilding, journaling, group discussions and reflection activities.
  • Educate youth about the importance of conservations and foster a deeper connection between young people, the land and their community.
  • Deliver formal and informal environmental education lessons.
  • Serve as a role model by setting a positive example and representing The Trustees of Reservations and the Youth Corps program to the general public.
  • Attend pre-season staff trainings and weekly supervisor meetings.
  • Work with property managers, superintendents, community partners, and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

  • Experience working with and mentoring youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Preferred candidates will have a background or experience in environmental education, conservation, and agriculture or youth development.
  • The ability to work independently and unsupervised, as well as part of a close knit team.
  • The ability to work independently and unsupervised, as well as part of a close knit team.
  • Proven success building a team, including conflict resolution and leadership skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Other Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy.
  • A post offer, pre-employment background check is required. Note: In accordance with Massachusetts CORI laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, evidence of a criminal history or conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification by start of the program season.
  • Occasional weekend and overnight work may be required.
How To Apply:
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The YCC Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor are full-time, seasonal positions running from approximately late June to late August. The rate of pay is $15 to $18 per hour for YCC Supervisors and $12 to $14 per hour for YCC Assistant supervisors, based on experience. Please specify which position you are applying for in your cover letter/application materials.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

No phone calls please.

Apply by:
May 18, 2016