The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Susan Minor

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Project Leader

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults in our Corps programs.

Project Leader Dates: Fall 2016

Project Leader Essential Functions:

Crew Manager
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Assist and train corps members in the conservation skills necessary for the project

Technical Advisor
-Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative
-Manage relationship with agency partner
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator
-Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
-Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
-Represent SCA in a positive manner

Performance Measures/Accountabilities
-Effectively communicate with SCA staff, agency partners, & members
-Complete all assigned online trainings and hiring paperwork prior to Project Leader Training
-Participate fully in Project Leader Training and any program-specific trainings
-Maintain positive relationship with agency partners
-Provide emotionally and physically safe environment for members
-Complete all necessary paperwork & reporting, including a post-program phone evaluation with Program Manager
-Follow all SCA policies and procedures as listed in SCA’s Field Guide

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader Training: 8/29/2016 to 9/16/2016
-Current Wilderness First Aid & CPR required by the start of training
-Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-25), teaching in an educational environment a plus
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
-Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal housing arrangements in program city
-GIS/GPS data collection experience is a plus

Compensation: $545 per week, depending on experience.

Job Start Date: 8/29/2016

Application Deadline: 7/30/2016

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit us at to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.orgwith the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. 

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