Program Dates: ­ Mid-April to Mid-October

Location (City and State): Long Lake, NY

Primary Responsibilities:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks an experienced, quality oriented outdoor leader to supervise, educate and inspire the 24 members of the SCA Adirondack Corps. The Adirondack Corps is based at the Whitney Headquarters in Long Lake, NY on Little Tupper Lake. The SCA Adirondack Corps Project Leader plays a crucial role in the success of the program, working closely with the Program Coordinator and Program Manager to train, supervise and support crew members completing technical trail and conservation projects throughout the 6-million-acre Adirondack State Park. Typical projects include new trail construction, timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, stone structure construction, and general trail maintenance. The Adirondack Corps work in partnership with the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) and AmeriCorps.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
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

Leader Qualifications:

Experience working with youth or young adults [Enter preferred age range here], teaching or environmental education a plus
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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
Wilderness First Responder with CPR certification required, Chainsaw experience and certification required, rigging experience preferred, must have personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at $0.50/mile if use of personal vehicle is required for work, working knowledge of safely operating power and hand tools, completion of SCA Work Skills Session preferred Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: Mid-April
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Must have the ability to legally work in the US
Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
Housing is provided

Leader Benefits and Compensation:

$990 weekly stipend
Housing is provided and food is provided after Member

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

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.

Application Instructions

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