|Term of service||Full-time, lasting approximately 8-9 months|
|Location||Acoma Pueblo, NM|
AmeriCorps member are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is dependent upon length o
|Start Date||April 9, 2018|
Ancestral Lands Vision:"Leading our Nations back to ecological and culture well-being"
Southwest Conservation Corps™ Mission: It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
*Ancestral Lands serves local tribal communities in the region we operate. Applicants must be Native American.
The AmeriCorps(A*C) CLDP is a two phase program. The first phase focuses on Corpsmember (CM) experience, while the second phase focuses on leadership development
During the first phase of the A*C CLDP CM™s are placed on a crew of their peers and mentored both by senior Crew Leaders and SCC Program Staff. The crew will be introduced to: conservation projects and technical skills, crew-based community living and camping, outdoor environmental education and SCC™s CM Development process to include goal setting and evaluations.
The second phase of the A*C CLDP focuses on direct experience. During the second phase, the A*C CLDP CM™s will actively practice and role model crew leadership skills under the mentorship of the Crew Leader and SCC Program Staff. Members may be placed in leadership opportunities on a variety of projects and crews depending on the region and season in which they are serving. Leadership opportunities may include positions on conservation crews, youth crews, specialized technical crews and/or individual projects. At this point, the A*C CLDP members will be challenged to assist with member trainings, build positive crew dynamics, coordination of member development activities, and project site leadership.
The A*C CLDP program strives to provide meaningful trainings to all participants during their term of service. The trainings vary depending on region, season and project work. Trainings may include: Crew Leader Training, SCC-Facilitated Technical Trainings, S-212, rock work, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Leave No Trace (LNT) and fence construction.
General Qualifications:The CLDP emphasizes Leadership, Conservation, and Corpsmember Development.
Leadership CLDP crew members must have experience or a strong desire to mentor a diverse group of young individuals. A*C CLDP members provide leadership in SCCs service programs as Assistant Crew Leaders and they will lead, mentor, manage, and participate in the day-to-day details of crew life at work. Leadership duties with SCC require that all crew leaders must have a clean driving record (insurable) and a current drivers license.If you have any major driving infractions within the past 5 years (i.e. DUI, DWI, accidents, Reckless Endangerment, etc.), please check with SCC to confirm whether or not you are insurable. Final acceptance decisions are contingent upon your driving record. Individuals that cannot be insured under SCCs insurance policymay not be selected for the CLDP program.
Conservation Previous experience with a conservation corps is preferred but not required. CLDP participants will spend their first 8 weeks with SCC learning and strengthening their conservation skills on projects throughout the Four Corners. These skills will include, primarily, trail maintenance and construction and forestry work; additional skills that may be gained (depending on contract work) include fencing, invasive species identification and eradication, stream and river restoration, habitat restoration, ecological restoration, campground improvement, and rock work. CLDP members will receive training and certification on the proper use and safety of a chainsaw (if applicable).
Corpsmember Development Previous experience as an outdoor educator and/or mentor is preferred but not required. Must have a strong desire to teach and implement a Corpsmember Development Program which includes personal, professional, and educational components. CLDP participants spend their first 9 weeks familiarizing themselves with this program and practice facilitating different aspects of the program with the rest of the crew. During this time, CLDP corpsmembers are mentored by their Crew Leaders and SCC staff.
In addition CLDP participants must understand the need for:
Commitment AmeriCorps members must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities.
Safety-You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
Professionalism CLDP participants must be willing to follow all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. CLDP participants are also required to betolerant of diversity; respecting the differences of others.
Teamwork CLDP members must be willing to demonstrate teamwork and respect for others and a commitment to group decisions.
Technology The use of technology, including cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, and other battery powered devices is not allowed during all work, chore, group and meal times as well as during de-rigs and rig-up. CLDP members must agree to not use these types of technology while participating in these activities and must agree to help regulate this important SCC policy when in a leadership position.
Substance Free CLDP participantsMUSTbe willing and able to refrain from tobacco products, alcohol, and/or drugs while participating in the SCC program.
Fitness Projects involve hiking, heavy lifting and repetitive motions. SCC projects are physically demanding!!! Projects can sometimes take place at elevations well above 8,500 feet. CLDP participants should be ready to confront these conditions while being able to help and encourage crew members.
Citizenship Corpsmember must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
AmeriCorps Education Award
Crew Leader's are not eligible for the Americorps Ed. award.