Conservation Begins Here.
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 – September, 2018
Location: Various locations in Alaska
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 coordination 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 project
Program Administrator Functions-
- 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 Project Leader training April 9th – 20th
- Current Wilderness First Responder certification & CPR required by the start of training
- Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 18-25), teaching in an educational environment preferred
- Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. invasive species removal, native plantings, stream bank repair, trail maintenance, 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
- Experience in Alaskan environment preferred
Compensation: $600 per week, total salary depending on experience. Living accomodations provided.
To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. 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 [email protected] with Project Leader: Alaska Corps listed in the subject line so we may review your application.
For questions, please contact Jacquie Braden, Alaska Program Manager [email protected] or (907) 771-8491.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org