Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.
Training Dates: 4/17/2023 – 5/12/2023 (paid mandatory training)
Program Dates: 4/17/2023 – 9/2/2023
Location (City and State): Anchorage, AK; Multiple Locations, depending on position placement; Interior, Southeast, Southcentral
Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Fire Corps team with members aged 18 or older. The Fire leaders will work in a two-person team to manage the team. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field. Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget. Leaders are responsible to teach the crew outdoor living skills to meet basic needs of shelter and nutrition throughout the season. Leaders are responsible for meal planning and purchasing, gear acquisition and transportation logistics to/from the work site.
Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
Act as a Team Supervisor by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, guiding group dynamics and community-building, and being transparent and receptive to ideas when making decisions. Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
Serve as a Teacher by mentoring personal and professional development, teaching environmental stewardship, and teaching conﬂict resolution skills.
Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff, agency partners, and their own team members.
Experience working with young adults 18 and older; managing group dynamics; teaching in an outdoor environment
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Female-identifying applicants: cis and trans females, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming
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Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e., trail maintenance, fuels reduction, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, habitat restoration, landscaping, and gardening
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 to 10 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification is required prior to member start
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.