Charles River Youth Conservation Corps Crew Supervisor

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Job: Charles River Youth Conservation Corps Crew Supervisor
Organization: Charles River Youth Corps
City: Boston, MA
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Field: Environment and Food
Position Type: Temp Job
Minimum Experience: 2-3 years
Deadline: N/A/N/A/N/A

The Program:

The Trustees of Reservations’ Charles River Youth Corps program is an exciting and important program dedicated to providing urban youth from the Boston-area towns with an experience in sustainable management of parks and greenways. The program offers a diverse group of high school youth (5), interested in park management and conservation stewardship, the opportunity to work and learn full-time in the summer, and the potential to continue with additional community service, leadership, and public speaking activities.

The Position:

The Charles River Youth Corps (CRYC) program is seeking a Crew Supervisor to lead a group of 5 youth, ages 15-18 years old in all aspects of the daily activities of the program. Responsibilities include: panning and coordinating park maintenance and stewardship, logistics, team building activities and career discovery activities. The CRYC is involved in routine maintenance and special projects along a section of the Charles River Greenway, a pedestrian and bicycle pathway in the towns of Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Weston and Needham, in addition to Wilson Mountain in Dedham. TTOR began partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in 2007 to increase stewardship of the Charles River Greenway and Wilson Mountain properties. We are seeking someone who is ideally competent in all aspects of park landscaping and maintenance in addition to ecological projects e.g. invasive plant identification and removal, trail maintenance, etc. and leading a youth team and volunteers in doing so. Other work will include tree pruning and planting, painting, light carpentry, litter collection and removal, graffiti removal, occasional mowing, and other duties as required.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is mature, self-motivated, hard-working, flexible and excellent at working independently and with a team. This person must possess creativity, enthusiasm, a passion for conservation and recreation and an interest in or experience with community service work. An enrichment component to the program balances the hands-on work and includes journaling, ecology sessions, field trips to other parks, hiking, paddling, etc. This person must also have proven experience and be excited to work with volunteers of all ages, and specifically high-school youth. We are looking for an individual who can work effectively in sometimes stressful situations and is up to the challenging and physically demanding nature of working with urban youth in an outdoor environment.

Skills, Qualifications, & Work Experience

2 years of experience working with and mentoring teenagers
Certified in first aid & CPR prior to the start of the field season
At least 21years old
Posses a valid Drivers License and submit to driving record check
Submit to a CORI and SORI background checks
Able to handle the physical demands of working outside in a variety of conditions
Ability to work independently and unsupervised, as well as coordinate with peers
Proven success building a team, including conflict resolution skills
Preferred background or experience in environmental education or conservation


• Pay rate is $15.00 a hour
• This position is between 10 -12 weeks long.
• Work time frame: Part time in May and the first two weeks of June; Full time Tues. – Sat. from end of June through the end of August. Youth work June 26- Aug. 18

Please email letter of interest and resume to: Will Bullock, gro.rott|kcollubw#gro.rott|kcollubw


Will Bullock


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