SCA DC Summer Conservation Crew 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 Washington DC area high school students (age 15-19) and young adult members (18+) for the 2019 DC area summer programs.  

Training Dates: ­ June 10- June 20 (mandatory paid training)

One-Day Site Visit: June 3-7 or June 24-28 (this will be a one-day visit to the park you have been assigned to; selected candidates will be informed of the date in advance)

Program Dates: July 1- August 9, 2019 (must be available for the duration of the entire program)

Primary Responsibilities:

Mentor a crew of 6-10 local high school students either as a solo leader or with a co-leader, to complete much needed conservation service projects. Community Crew Leaders must have strong experience teaching or working with urban youth, be able to maintain a positive work environment and motivate students, and be willing to work outdoors. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and trail construction in various parks across the DC metro area. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 15-25), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 10-20, 2019
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
  • Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in the Washington DC metro area

Compensation: $625/week total salary, paid training

To Apply: Visit http://thesca.force.com/members 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 and at least two (2) professional references. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org 

 

To Apply

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Application Closing Date: 
05/30/2019
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Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Job Salary Range: 
16
Job Starting Date: 
06/03/2019

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