NY Excelsior Conservation Corps Mixed Stewardship Crew Member (NY Residents Only)

Expected Dates
June 5, 2018 to December 16, 2018
SCA Excelsior Corps
Position ID
Created in 2015 as a Governor’s Initiative, the Excelsior Conservation Corps (ECC) is a ten-month residential AmeriCorps program that partners with the NYS Commission on National and Community Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC).

From June through November, members of the Mixed Stewardship Crews will work on NYSDEC and OPRHP land completing conservation related projects across New York State. The majority of projects will include hiking trail construction/maintenance, invasive species management, and campground rehabilitation. A typical field project or “hitch” will consist of collaborating as part of a 10 person crew for 5 or 10 days while living outdoors in a front country location.

*Applicants to the Excelsior Corps position can waive the SCA $25 application fee.  Once you started your application contact [email protected].

*Full immunization record required for this position
  • Members will be housed on the SUNY Brockport campus in dorms and will travel to sites across the state to complete needed stewardship projects, lead large scale volunteer projects where camping accommodations will be provided. Corps members will live in a communal environment at SUNY Brockport and while travelling throughout the state.
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, Chainsaw Certification, Leave No Trace - Trainer Certification
  • There will be a strong emphasis on professional development opportunities in the Excelsior Corps. Members will participate in extensive training prior to engaging in service activities.  All members will receive two weeks training including of program orientation, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Chainsaw Certification, and Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. Group training will continue throughout the year with a focus on professional development and highly technical trainings will be provided to meet the needs of individual stewardship teams.  Members will engage in regular professional development workshops and will have time to work on personal and professional goals individually and an Excelsior staff member
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.