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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies.

Mitigation and Minimizing Risk

We have implemented a variety of policies and protocols to reduce the risk to our participants and staff:

  • Field crew programming has been postponed through May 1st, 2020. Individual Placement programming is running on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the placement’s ability to social distance and work remotely.
  • Hygiene: All current participants and staff are following hygiene and safety protocols provided by the CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Offices and sites are being sanitized and cleaned as often as appropriate.
  • Remote Work Possibilities: Staff and eligible individual placements will be working remotely if possible. Social distancing is required of everyone, to the highest degree they are able to do so.
  • Evaluating Travel and Large Events: All non-essential travel and group events have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Self-Disclosure: Individuals joining the program or currently participating in the program will be requested to self-disclose any contact with individuals who are currently ill or may have been exposed to the illness. Participation or engagement in programming and/or activities may be delayed for individuals who have had recent contact. The well-being and privacy of such members is our number one priority.

At this time, our programming start dates after May 1st remain unaffected. While this may change, we encourage all interested applicants to apply for any open positions, and we thank you for your flexibility. We have always been a resilient organization and are dedicated to continuing to serve our communities and the environment into the future.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post further updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango, Salida and with the Ancestral Lands program, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Youth Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Youth Crew Leader PositionsLocationDateApplication
Los Valles • Youth Crew LeaderSalida, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020
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Four Corners Youth Crew Leader Development Program (AmeriCorps)Durango, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Position Full at this Time
Four Corners • Youth Crew LeaderDurango, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Position Full at this Time
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Apply Here!

Adult Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Adult Crew Leader Positions

LocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew LeaderDurango, COMar 16 – late Oct 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Adult Crew Leader
Salida, COMar 30 – mid Nov 2020
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Los Valles • Adult Crew Leader Development Program
Salida, COMar 30 – mid Nov 2020
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Four Corners • Adult Crew Leader
Durango, COMar 30 – Mid Nov 2020
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Four Corners • Adult Crew Leader Development Program
Durango, COMar 30 – mid Nov 2020 Apply Here!
Four Corners • Strike Team Crew Leader (Trails)Durango, COMar 30 – mid Oct 2020 Apply Here!
Four Corners • Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader (Colorado)Multiple LocationsMid Apr - mid Nov 2020Apply Here!
Four Corners • Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader (New Mexico)Multiple LocationsMid-April 2020 to April 2021Apply Here!
Four Corners • Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader (New Mexico)Las Cruces, NMEarly Apr - late Nov 2020Apply Here!

Leadership Opportunities • Ancestral Lands

Ancestral Lands will soon be hiring qualified applicants for Crew Leader, Assistant Crew Leader and the Crew Leader Development Program! Click the "Apply Here'' links for complete Position Descriptions.

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Diné (Navajo) • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew LeaderGallup, NMApr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021Apply Here!
Diné (Navajo) • Crew Leader Development Program Leadership MemberGallup, NMApr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021Apply Here!
Hopi Crew Leader Development Program Crew Leader Kykotsmovi, AZApr 13 - Nov 27, 2020Apply Here!
Hopi Crew Leader Development Program Leadership Member Kykotsmovi, AZApr 13 - Nov 27, 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque Crew Leader Development Program Crew LeaderAlbuquerque, NMApr 13 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque Crew Leader Development Program Leadership Member Albuquerque, NMApr 13 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque High School Equivalency Crew Leader Albuquerque, NMMar 23 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque High School Equivalency Leadership MemberAlbuquerque, NMMar 23 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Zuni • Crew Leader Development Program Crew Leader Zuni, NMMar 13 - late SepApply Here!
Zuni • Crew Leader Development Program Leadership Member Zuni, NMMar 13 - late SepApply Here!
Zuni • Spring Alumni Crew Leader Zuni, NMMar 13 - late SepApply Here!
Zuni • Spring Alumni Leadership MemberZuni, NMMar 13 - late SepApply Here!
Diné (Navajo) • Spring Alumni Crew LeaderGallup, NMMar 16 - Sep or Dec 2020 Apply Here!
Acoma Crew Leader Development Program Crew LeaderAcoma, NMApr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021Apply Here!
Acoma Crew Leader Development Program Leadership MemberAcoma, NMApr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021Apply Here!

Veterans Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Veterans Fire Corps Leader PositionsLocationDatesApplication
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader
Salida, COMarch 30 – October 30, 2020
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Four Corners • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 9 - November 20 2020Apply Here!