The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Sue Minor

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

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

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Alaska Corps Project Leader

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire a team of 5 young adult participants in the completion of conservation projects throughout the state of Alaska. Typical projects include trail maintenance and construction, exotic plant management, fuels reduction and habitat restoration.

Teams will live and work together for the entire season and have the opportunity to build a small community. Project Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams and they will be expected to strive for proactive communication, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA. The Project Leader position is filled with a diversity of tasks and responsibilities and offers a great opportunity to highly motivated candidates who are looking for an engaging and challenging atmosphere..

Program Dates: April 2017 – September 2017 (specific dates TBD)

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager Functions
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate field team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, and vehicles
-Actively handle any behavioral and crew dynamics issues as they arise, in coordinator with Program Staff

Technical Advisor Functions
-Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
-Manage tools and equipment assigned to the team, including maintenance throughout the season
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

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

Program Administrator Function
-Complete required program reporting and documentation
-Assist Program Staff in budget management and reconciliation
-Assist Program Staff in Corps Member Training held in May
-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
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must be able to attend mandatory SCA Crew Leader training in April
-Current Wilderness First Aid (Wilderness First Responder preferred) & CPR required by the start of training
-Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 18-25), 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, fence building, gardening, etc.)
-Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Experience in Alaskan environment preferred

Compensation: Weekly salary starts at $545/week (depending on experience); paid bi-weekly

To Apply: Visit us at to create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with “Alaska Corps Project Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

Conservation Begins Here.

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Job Start Date: 4/13/2017

Application Deadline: 3/30/2017

Additional Information:

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