The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Sue 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 Garden & Invasive Species Control Project Leader

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire three young adult members (18-25 years of age) for the garden and invasive species removal team in George Washington Memorial Park, Virginia.

Program Dates: 

Mandatory Site Visit Day: May 30, 2017 – June 7, 2017 (exact day dependent upon agency partner availability; leaders will know the exact day and time of their site visits at least 1 month before the visit is scheduled).

Mandatory Training Dates: June 8, 2017 – June 19, 2017 (Leader paid for training and travel to and from training will be paid by SCA)

Program Dates: July 3, 2017- August 11, 2017

Primary Responsibilities:
-Responsible for daily management and supervision of a team of two young adults
-Manage team safety and development and work project completion
-Leader is responsible for managing work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, work schedule, and vehicles
-Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
-Manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful completion of work project
-Ensure compliance of SCA Risk Management policies/procedures
-Identify and manage invasive vegetation by chemical and manual methods in sensitive natural areas
-Monitor and map existing and new invasive plant populations throughout the George Washington Memorial Parkway
-Plant native plant species in habitat restoration sites
-Practice Early Detection, Rapid Response (EDRR) techniques to monitor, target, and eradicate novel invasions and small, controllable populations

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
-Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 8-19th, 2017
-Experience working with youth or young adults (18-25), teaching in an educational environment preferred
-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

Compensation: $600 per week. Total salary depending on experience and program length.

Job Start Date: 5/30/2017

Application Deadline: 5/25/2017

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 with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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