The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Hannah Jo King

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Rock Creek National Park YCC Leader

Job Description: Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school members for the Rock Creek Park Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The team will be working in Rock Creek National Park in Washington, D.C.

This position will be responsible for leading and coordinating the YCC program, Youth Conservation Corps. They will have supervisory responsibility for 5 YCC enrollees during the summer months. The position also includes incorporating the YCC crew members into the SCA environmental education schedule as well as the three-day camping trip.

Training Dates: June 4th-June 14th  
Program Dates: June 25th- August 17th, 2018

Primary Responsibilities:
-Act as a Crew Manager guiding crew dynamics and facilitating teamwork
-Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training corps members to complete quality work
-Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner and ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects
-Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA staff, completing documentation and managing a budget

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 4th-June 14th
-Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
-Experience working with youth (age 15-19), 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
-Must be able to find housing in the Washington, DC Area

Compensation: $626/week total salary, paid training

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Job Start Date: 6/4/2018

Application Deadline: 5/31/2018

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit us at and click "Apply" 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 with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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