Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leader Position

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:00pm


Baltimore, MD
United States

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Mission Thrive Summer is a five week summer employment program for Baltimore City public high school students. Mission Thrive keeps teens engaged, learning, active, and healthy throughout the summer. Teens practice team work, healthy habits, and job skills while working on Civic Works’ Real Food Farm (a six acre sustainable urban farm), cooking healthy dishes with farm produce, learning basic fitness routines, and planning and facilitating a health expo for the community. We’re seeking passionate and dedicated Crew Leaders to help make this summer a success in building a community of healthy teen leaders who are changing Baltimore!

What We’re Seeking

We are seeking four vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders to assist with creating a transformative experience for our participants. We hold high expectations for our teen participants in order to foster their potential and expect our Crew Leaders to be strong role models and mentors that promote healthy living and positive work ethic which are core parts of the program’s focus. Crew Leaders must be fully invested in the program for eight weeks (five weeks of the Mission Thrive Summer program in addition to two weeks of training prior and one week of wrap up after) and possess an enthusiasm for working with teens. While our program focuses on nutrition, cooking skills, agriculture, fitness and mindfulness, we do not require that Crew Leaders are experts in all realms, only that candidates are open to learning and engaging along with the participants. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Duties include:

•             Lead a small crew of teens throughout the program

•             Direct and assist with program activities

•             Support student-led community engagement events

•             Uphold behavioral standards and provide input on participant evaluations

•             Participate in city-wide field trips with the entire group


•             High school diploma

•             Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

•             Experience working with teenagers, formally or informally

•             Ability to serve independently and collaboratively

•             Ability to serve outside performing physical labor in summer heat

•             Interest in leading and inspiring motivation among a group of teens

•             Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor

•             Be an excellent role model for community behavior and job performance standards

•             Working towards an education, environmental/social/health science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

Position Start Date:

Monday, June 12, 2017

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How to Apply:

To apply:

1)            Send a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org with a subject heading of “Crew Leader Application 2017”. Be sure to address one of the following prompts in your cover letter.

a.            Describe a specific experience you have had as a role model or how you were a positive influence in someone’s life.

b.            Describe the role of food, nutrition, fitness/yoga, mindfulness and/or health in your life.

c.             Describe how being a Mission Thrive Crew Leader fits in to your long term career goals.


Applications are accepted until March 24th, Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


NOTE: If you are invited for a formal interview, you will have up to 10 minutes to set-up and present a mini-lesson or activity on a Health topic of your choosing. Lessons should be intended for a high school audience. You may present your lesson in any manner you would like without the use of any technology. Personal interviews will directly follow the lesson presentation.

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This is an AmeriCorps position.  Crew Leaders are expected to serve 40 hours per week from June 12 –August 4. The AmeriCorps member will complete a 300 hour term over the course of the summer serving Baltimore’s communities. In return, the AmeriCorps member will receive skills training, a stipend of $250 biweekly and an education award of $1,230.69 that can be used for participating colleges, trade schools, or qualified student loan payments after completing 300 hours of service.  Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check. As an AmeriCorps member, Crew Leaders cannot participate in political advocacy, religious instruction, clerical tasks, or fundraising while completing service hours.

Contact Name:

Brandin Bowden

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