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 (ages 15-19) for the 2017 DC Summer Conservation Crew Program.
Mandatory Site Visit Day: May 30, 2017 - June 7, 2017 (exact day dependent upon agency partner availability; leaders will know the exact day and time of their site visits at least 1 month before the visit is scheduled).
Mandatory Training Dates: June 8, 2017 – June 19, 2017 (Leader paid for training and travel to and from training will be paid by SCA)
Program Dates & Work Locations: July 3, 2017 – August 11, 2017 (Work locations will be at National Parks in the National Capital Region
- Responsible for daily management and supervision of SCA Community Conservation Crew with six to twelve high school student members
- Assist co-leader (some crews are solo-led) in managing student and group safety and development, curriculum delivery, outdoor and environmental education, and work project completion
- Lead various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range from trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, to urban agriculture
- Leader is responsible for managing work outcomes and crew dynamics
- Facilitate team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, work schedule, and vehicles
- Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
- Manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
- Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success/potential
- Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
- Ensure successful completion of work project
- Ensure compliance of SCA Risk Management policies and 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 Crew Leader training: June 8, 2017 – June 19, 2017
- Current First Aid & CPR required by the start of training
- Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 15-19), 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)
- 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 the program city
Compensation: $600 per week (pre-tax), plus paid leader training.
To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections 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.
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For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org