Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualiﬁed applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students ages 15-19 for the Washington, D.C. Summer Conservation Crew Program.
Past Crew locations have included Montgomery County, Fort Dupont Park, Rock Creek Park, and Anacostia Park.
Mandatory Site Visit Day: June 8, 2015-June 12, 2015 (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 17, 2015-June 27, 2015 (Leader paid for training and travel to and from training will be paid by SCA)
Program Dates/Locations: July 6, 2015-August 14, 2015 (Work Locations will be at National Parks in the National Capital Region including Rock Creek Park, Montgomery County Parks, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Ft. DuPont among others)
- Facilitate worksite and project, tool and equipment logistics, tool maintenance, and work schedule.
- Train and supervise crew members in safe and proper use of tools and all aspects of the service project (may include trail construction, maintenance, wildlife habitat work, site restoration, etc.)
- Supervise crew members during the work day and provide emotionally and physically safe environment.
- Plan for and carry out Environmental Education lessons.
- Maintain relationship with agency partner including managing all logistical and operational work and how it relates to the partner, project, and coordinate interactions/trainings with the crew.
- Manage a budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project.
- Manage administrative aspects of the crew including but not limited to required pre- and post-program paperwork, daily medical and work logs, and equipment inventories.
- Organize and lead recreation trip after completion of work project (typically backpacking, hiking, canoeing, or sightseeing).
- Communicate with full time SCA ﬁeld staff as required and as needed
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
- Must have ability to legally work in the US
- Current First Aid certiﬁcation & CPR required by the start of the 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 program city
Compensation: Up to $4,925.00 total salary depending on experience & program length plus paid mandatory training.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. Please also reach out to the DC staff directly at scaDC@thesca.org to let them know you’re interested.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org