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Summer Youth Program - Field Coordinator

Now Hiring Summer Staff: Earn with a Purpose

This is a great experience to build your resume in youth development and mentorship as you make a difference in the lives of young people and improve your community!
At the end of the summer, you will have helped your crew members learn landscaping and landscape construction skills, build community projects, learn employment skills, develop resilience, work as a team, enjoy the summer sun, make new friends, and build lasting memories. A summer with Tree Trust is a great learning experience for both the youth and our staff.
This position starts in June and runs through August 2023. There are multiple openings for this role that pay $19.50 per hour. 
Job Summary: This position is responsible for the project management and supervision of 3-4 crew leaders. Each crew leader will supervise a crew of 8 youth people (age 14-21) with barriers to employment*. This includes selecting appropriate construction methods and strategies; managing job sites, materials, and equipment; coaching and advising crew leaders; training and evaluating crew leaders and crew members; documentation; and performance of direct labor.
Job Purpose:  To transform lives and landscapes by engaging youth and young adults to build skills to achieve meaningful, family-supporting, skilled-trade green careers to create economic opportunity and equity while making our community a greener, healthier place to live.
Tree Trust actively seeks to build a staff that reflects the diversity of the population and community it serves, and that’s why we strongly encourage people of color to apply. 
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Essential Functions:
  • Provide leadership, supervision, guidance, and motivation to crew leaders and their crews.
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of assigned projects.
  • Ensure projects are progressing per the schedule and raise questions and concerns to the Field Operations Manager.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for work attendance, appearance, language, and behavior among both crew leaders and youth.
  • Support the growth of a safe and positive learning environment for crews on project sites.
  • In conjunction with the YCC Job Coaches and Tree Trust administrative staff, assist with behavior management and conflict resolution.
  •  Be a safety leader by ensuring work site safety and enforcing all Tree Trust safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide basic First Aid as needed, report all work injuries following Tree Trust policy and procedure.
  • Provide work direction to YCC Crew Leaders and YCC Crew Members.
  • Coordinate and supervise the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of equipment.
  • Ensure crews are properly documenting personnel and project information.
  • Serve as a role model by setting a positive example and representing Tree Trust to the general public and project partners.
  • Arrange for all materials and equipment needed to complete the projects.
  • Communicate crew changes and needs to Program Manager and Field Operations Manager.
  • Attend weekly staff coordination meetings.
Participant Service Requirements
  • *Provide service to participants with all types of employment barriers, including participants with varied ability including Autism, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, trauma, experience with the criminal justice system and substance abuse issues.
  • Develop trusting relationships with participants and express constructive ideas to educate and help the participant through difficult situations.
  • Communicate with participants and families under sometimes stressful circumstances.
  • Set appropriate boundaries with participants, staying focused on service goals.
  • Respond to crisis situations with composure and empathy.
Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record as determined by our insurance carrier.
  • Ability to pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check.
  • Ability to transport up to 15 participants between pickup locations with a company provided vehicle.
  • Basic knowledge of and experience with landscape construction techniques.
  • Sound judgement and adaptability under changing conditions.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with vendors, project partners, youth, parents, and community members.
  • The ability to work independently and unsupervised, as well as in a team.
Qualifications/Skills Preferred:
  • One year of experience in coordinating and supervising staff.
  • Experience working with and positively motivating disadvantaged youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • One year of college education in a related field (including but not limited to, construction management, education, special education, social work, youth development, psychology, environmental sciences, or landscape related) or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience working with or supervising youth/young adults.
Work Environment: Regularly works outside in conditions that include bad weather, heats up to 100 degrees, rain, and humidity. Noise level may be loud at times. Sturdy/closed toe footwear required. All tools will be provided by Tree Trust.
Physical demands:
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather.
  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time, sit, twist, bend, grip, and lift and carry heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to learn how to safely and effectively use all tools and equipment needed for job tasks, which may include operating a chainsaw.