Overview

Conservation Begins Here.

As an AL Conservation Corps – Coastal Crew Leader, you will work with a co-leader to guide and inspire a team of ten young adults from the Mobile, AL area. With funding from multiple sources, this crew works to improve inland habitats along the Alabama coast. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, boardwalk repair, and trail work at various sites along coastal Alabama. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season. Strong work skills (chainsaw, herbicide application, invasive plant removal, carpentry), experience with habitat monitoring (data collection, GPS, GIS), and experience leading teams are requirements for this position. For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew.

Program Dates:  Aug 2022 – May 2023 (exact dates, TBD)

Training Dates: Aug 2022 (exact dates, TBD)

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application, and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references. Once your application is complete and submitted, you must email leaders(at)thesca.org and Larissa Graham at LGraham(at)thesca.org with the subject line: “AL Conservation Corps crew leader” so we know to review your application. Interviews will being in mid to late June.

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as a Crew Leader and work closely with a co-leader to guide crew dynamics and facilitate teamwork for a team of eight young adults (18+);

Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training crew members to complete quality field work and project monitoring in a timely manner;

Act as a Mentor as you assist crew members with Professional Development program requirements;

Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner to organize tasks and ensure successful completion of work projects; and

Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA program manager, completing SCA and grant documentation and requirements, and managing a budget.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants that have:

Strong conservation work skills, specifically related to invasive plant treatment, herbicide application, chainsaw safety and use, trail maintenance, boardwalk construction, and carpentry;

Strong project monitoring and data collection skills, specifically using GIS/GPS;

Experience managing teams of at-risk youth or young adults [18+] in an outdoor setting;

Experience working independently and in a team setting to prioritize and complete

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

For more information: Contact Larissa Graham, SCA’s Gulf Coast Teams Manager at LGraham(at)thesca.org or Amber Rooney, SCA’s GulfCorps Program Coordinator at ARooney(at)thesca.org. For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew. SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org