The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Susan Pitts

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1762 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: Training Officer

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of youth conservation volunteers, has an exciting opportunity in our Education and Training Department. America’s #1 youth conservation service organization seeks a Training Officer in our Seattle, WA office.

SCA’s mission to create the next generation of conservation leaders begins with the need to create and execute exceptional training of its leaders and members. The Training Officer’s national role is to ensure that each leader and member has the knowledge and tools to become their generation’s conservation leaders. This position creates and delivers the course materials for outstanding program trainings consistent with the program’s established curriculum. Training Officers oversee that all vendors used for remote and in person trainings meet the high-quality expectations of SCA as trainers and subject matter experts, and ensure that all training materials, selected courses and sessions are at or above best industry standards and practices. This position is the cornerstone of SCA’s industry-leading program delivery whose functions are national and program-wide in scope.

Job Responsibilities:

Internal -
-SCA’s expert program curriculum, work skills and safety instructor and trainer.
-SCA’s expert on Field Guide, Lightly on the Land and other program course materials.
-Creates industry-leading, consistent content for all in-person and remote leader and member program training materials and presentations, ensuring materials are consistent with relevant curricula set by Director of Curriculum and Education.
-Ensures program delivery trainings contain all SCA administrative and cultural materials as directed by Director of Curriculum and Education and Executive Team members.
-Creates content and leads SCA leader and member training sessions, recommending and scheduling other subject-matter experts/instructors/trainers as necessary.
-Tracks and manages metrics for tracking instruction effectiveness and monitors relevant trends for constant improvement of leader skills instruction.
-Tracks and manages metrics to measure competency of trainees, evaluates each and recommends for or against placement of trainees.
-Recommends training and curriculum improvements to Director of Curriculum and Education.
-Audits program delivery execution in the field to ensure leader and member compliance with curriculum, and makes improvement recommendations to program delivery staff and Director of Curriculum and Education as needed.
-Coaches program staff on program delivery, project advising and supports in incident response.
-Conducts field visits and reviews project specifications where needed.
-Hiring manager for conservation work skills instructors.
-Delivers Train the Trainer modules to staff to ensure consistent delivery of training material, and tracks staff participation.

External -
-Leads SCA program-related trainings/instruction for external third parties as contracted by SCA.
-Represents SCA externally as SCA’s program training subject matter expert.
-Attends conferences, and participates on panels, speaker or other participant as SCA’s program training subject matter expert.

Experience and Qualifications:
-Work Skills Instructor credentials
-Current Basic First Aid and CPR Certification required, or willing to become certified.
-Wilderness First Aid/WFR certified, or willing to become certified.
-Leave No Trace Trainer, or willing to become certified
-Background and MVR check by SCA.
-Excellent driving record and ability to drive in a variety of conditions including city driving and/or use of four-wheel drive and standard transmission as needed.
-Attend required and/or pertinent training as needed, sometimes on an annual basis (often Risk Management and Human Resource related).
-Experience leading and working with youth and young adults in outdoor settings.
-Strong instructional skills and experience teaching in an outdoor setting.
-Strong group facilitation skills and ability to relay content to a wide variety of learning styles.
-The ability to travel for extended periods of time outside and over a variety of terrain
-The ability to comfortably and independently live and work outdoors.

-Bachelor’s degree with specific major in field of endeavor or relevant coursework/work experience related to the specific field preferred.
-Experience working remotely under a distance-management structure a plus.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position manages the employees of the Teams Division of program and is responsible for the performance management and adequate hiring of the employees within that department.

AAP/EEO Statement:
SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. It is firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

For more information about SCA and to reply, visit us at

SCA is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

Student Conservation Association is a proud partner with AmeriCorps and encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alumni to apply for job opportunities with SCA.

Job Start Date: 5/15/2018

Application Deadline: 5/1/2018

Additional Information: Click the link below to apply!

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