Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.
Training Dates: 05/15/23-05/24/23 (paid mandatory training)
Program Dates: 06/12/23-08/04/23
Location (City and State): Atlanta, GA
As Crew Leader, you will be working with a co-lead to guide and inspire a team of ten young adult African American women from the metro Atlanta, GA area. This is an affinity crew for self-identified African Americans. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, litter abatement, and trail work in various sites throughout local National Park Service sites. Leaders will guide and help train members with hand and power tool use, equipment maintenance, trail maintenance and construction, Justice Equity Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) training, emotional first aid, plant and tree identification, urban forestry basics, and more. Leaders will be responsible for incorporating environmental education curriculum. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season.
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.
Experience working with youth or young adults 18-25, teaching or environmental education is 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.
First Aide and CPR Certified.
Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 05/15/23-05/24/23.
Must be able to work the entire scheduled program dates: 06/12-23-08/04/23
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must have the ability to legally work in the US.
Must have a valid drivers license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards.
Must be able to meet SCAs criminal background check standards.
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
Leaders paid $725 weekly.
All leaders are given a rental van for travel to work sites.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
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.