The Student Conservation Association

Job Title    SCA National Crew Leader   

Job Description    The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the summer of 2016. National Conservation Crews consist of two leaders and a crew of 6-8 high school volunteers, ages 15-19. Crews live and work in spectacular national parks, forests & refuges across the US. Two leaders camp with their crew in front country or backcountry sites and work on conservation projects in trail building & maintenance or invasive species control. Typical programs are 15 to 35 days, between June and August National Crew Leader applicants will also be considered for placements leading local high school students on SCA’s regional crews and Youth Conservation Corps programs. National Crew Leader Training Dates: TBD Program Dates: June, 2016 - August 2016 Primary Responsibilities: -Follow all SCA policies & procedures -Manage budget and necessary purchasing -Complete pre-program duties on and off program site -Manage relationship with agency partner -Facilitate crew operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, work schedule -Manage all medical and first aid aspects -Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required -Supervise crew members on full time basis 24hr/day, 7 days/week for program length -Train and supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use -Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project -Complete required post-program reporting and documentation Qualifications: -Be a minimum of 21 years of age -Have ability to legally work in the US -Attend mandatory Crew Leader training: TBD -Current First Aid certification & CPR required (May need further medical certification based on location) -Documented experience working with ages 14-19 -Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational setting -Experience with outdoor living skills including: camping (two weeks or more), hiking, safety awareness, leave no trace, basic map/compass -Experience with conservation work skills or related skills (i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, gardening, etc.) -Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day. The employee may lift and/or move 40 pounds or more and hike 5 or more miles -Excellent communication skills -Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required -Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards Compensation: $485/week DOE & program length; mandatory paid training ($455/week, food & lodging); travel allowance to training and each program site; Food & group gear provided during program. Apply here: Create a profile, complete the basic application and select the Leader Application. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once complete, email indicating the position of interest.

Contact Person    Erika Mark

Contact Phone    5108321966

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Application Deadline    Tue, 24 May 2016