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 MA Forest & Parks Project Leader

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks an experienced, quality oriented outdoor leader to supervise a team of 6 corps members as part of the DCR Preservation and Stewardship team. This team will be focused on Historic Preservation and general conservation projects on various MA DRC properties throughout the state of Massachusetts as part of the SCA MA Forests and Parks Corps.

SCA MA Forests and Parks AmeirCorps works in partnership with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, US Fish and Wildlife, Conte Refuge, and Massachusetts Service Alliance (AmeriCorps). This position will be based out of Wompatuck State Park in Eastern Massachusetts.

Position Dates: July 24th to December 8th 2017

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager Functions
-Lead and manage a crew of six 18-25 year olds
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamic
-Motivate crew
-Live onsite with members
-Facilitate team operations including; food planning, tools & equipment, and vehicles
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Ensure a healthy and thriving community

Technical Advisor Functions
-Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
-Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
-Promote leadership development within the team and evaluate success & potential

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

Program Administrator Functions
-Assist SCA MA Forest and Parks Coordinator to complete required program reporting and documentation
-Assist SCA MA Forest and Parks Coordinator in budget management and reconciliation
-Assist SCA MA Forest and Parks Coordinator with member recruitment and trainings
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
-Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Carpentry experience required (Historic Preservation experience a plus)
-Previous trail construction and maintenance experience required
-Prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor setting
-Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
-Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required
-Self-starter ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Ability to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in an outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time. Up to 5-10 days per hitch
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at $0.50/mile
-Have knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools
-Chainsaw experience and certification preferred
-Completion of an SCA Work Skills Session preferred

Compensation: $545 per week, paid bi-weekly. Housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects.

Job Start Date: 7/24/2017

Application Deadline: 7/30/2017

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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