Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization, seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Bay Area high school students for this summer, 2018. Passionate individuals are paid to co-lead a crew of high school students, facilitating both project management and youth development. Your high school crew members are paid to work outside, learn and practice ecological conservation, and gain professional work experience and leadership skills. Leadership positions are based in Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Vallejo, CA.
June 25th to August 17th (Vallejo crews);
July 2nd to August 10th (SF and San Mateo crews);
July 2nd to August 3rd (Oakland crew)
Training Dates: June 11th to June 21st 2018
- Act as a Crew Manager guiding positive crew dynamics and facilitating teamwork
- Co-lead/supervise a crew of 10 high school students in outdoor conservation work, including habitat restoration and trail work.
- Drive participants safely to and from work each day based out of SF, Oakland, Vallejo, or San Mateo. SCA vehicle provided.
- Ensure positive crew dynamics, and promote individuals’ leadership development.
- Lead crew on one overnight camping trip (Vallejo and Oakland crews camp for multiple weeks)
- Each Friday: lead a full day of environmental education activities, recreation field trips, or professional development activities
- Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training members to complete quality work and supervising safe tool use
- Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner and ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects
- Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA staff, completing documentation, managing a budget, managing equipment, and ensuring compliance with the SCA Risk Management policies.
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
- Must have ability to legally work in the US
- Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training (June 11th – June 21st)
- Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
- Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), 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, and gardening a plus but previous experience not necessary (we can train you in these areas)
- Some outdoor recreation or environmental education experience desired
- 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
- SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity; people of color strongly encouraged to apply.
Compensation: $600 to $750/week total salary, depending on crew schedule
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 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