NYS Excelsior Conservation Corps - Education/Outreach Team Member (NY Residents Only)

Expected Dates
March 5, 2018 to December 14, 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).
Based on the needs identified by partners, SCA Excelsior members on the Education/Outreach crew will serve public lands in NY State by performing environmental education and outreach in various parks and campgrounds. Members in this crew also complete various projects such as creation of interpretive trails and building or fixing up of Nature Centers across the state. Crew members are a driving force behind most events across the state as well- such as the NY State Fair, visiting school groups, and various festivals. In addition to these important duties, the SCA Excelsior Corps places a special emphasis on furthering member education and career development.  The program will provide an array of trainings to help members to develop leadership skills, general job skills and specific marketable skills that are designed to lead towards a future in conservation education or related field.
*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, and 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.
  • Training will be provided, including SCA’s Conservation Workskills, Leave No Trace Trainer Certification, CPR and WAFA, Community Outreach and Education, Leadership etc. Technical training may include NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide, WET/WILD/GUW/PLT,
  • Members participate in All Corps service days across the state, in which hands-on conservation work is necessary. Some members might be trained in disaster response to become available for deployment in the event that a disaster occurs in the state of NY.
  • 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 one week of program orientation, a one-week Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WFA) certification course, one week of Work Skills training and one week of specialty skills training. Members will be trained in disaster response and recovery and will be available for deployment within the state should a disaster occur. 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
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some experience
Working with Children
some experience