Overview

Position Summary: 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 Conservation 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. Position dates are Mid-April, 2022 to Mid-October, 2022.

Essential Functions:
Crew Manager
· Lead and manage work outcomes and crew interpersonal dynamics
· Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools and equipment, vehicles
· Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
· Travel to backcountry work locations to support projects and camp with teams as needed
Technical Advisor
· Supervise and assist the outdoor work skills training of corps members
· Manage the quality and technique of the work performed (e.g. trail improvement, carpentry, rigging, felling, stone and rustic timber construction projects, fire tower restoration at height)
· Actively manage risk in accordance with SCA protocols to maintain a safe work environment for program participants
· Promote leadership development within team and evaluate member success & potential
Partnership Representative
· Manage relationships with agency partners
· Work collaboratively with agency partners on program logistics
· Ensure successful and timely completion of work projects
Program Administrator
· Assist SCA Program Coordinator to complete required program reporting and documentation
· Assist SCA Program Manager and Coordinator in budget management and reconciliation
· Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
· Represent SCA and AmeriCorps in a positive and professional manner

Performance Measures/Accountabilities:
• Effectively communicate with SCA staff, agency partners, and members.
• Complete all assigned online trainings and hiring paperwork prior to SCA sponsored training.
• Participate fully in SCA sponsored training and any other program-specific trainings assigned.
• Complete all necessary pre-program paperwork prior to members arriving on site.
• Maintain positive relationship with agency partners.
• Provide emotionally and physically safe environment for members.
• Complete all necessary paperwork & reporting
• Follow all SCA policies and procedures

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
· Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
· Previous trail construction experience and the knowledge and ability to perform trail construction and maintenance work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings.
· Prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor, backcountry setting.
· Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
· Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required.

Required Skills:

Performance Measures/Accountabilities:
• Effectively communicate with SCA staff, agency partners, and members.
• Complete all assigned online trainings and hiring paperwork prior to SCA sponsored training.
• Participate fully in SCA sponsored training and any other program-specific trainings assigned.
• Complete all necessary pre-program paperwork prior to members arriving on site.
• Maintain positive relationship with agency partners.
• Provide emotionally and physically safe environment for members.

Preferred Skills:

· Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time. Up to 5-10 days per hitch.
· Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools.
· Chainsaw experience and certification required
· Rigging/Grip hoist experience required
· Completion of an SCA Work Skills Session preferred

About Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states

Application Instructions

To Apply: Go to thesca.org and click Login or Apply. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, copies of certifications, and 3 references. In order to be considered, you must complete an application. IMPORTANT: Once your application is complete, you must email [email protected] and express interest. For more information about SCA programs, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/field-leaders.