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: 6/12/23 – 6/23/23
Program Dates: 7/3/23 – 8/11/23
Location (City and State): Greater East Bay, CA (office in Berkeley)
The Greater East Bay Conservation Crew Leaders will co-lead an 8-member High School Crew and work with local agencies to perform restoration work around the Greater East Bay, including in the City of Vallejo, The San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, the City of Oakland, the City of San Leandro, CA State Parks, and East Bay Regional Parks District
Work projects could include trail maintenance, habitat restoration, tree care/urban forestry, school greening, and more.
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 Benefits and Compensation:
$800 weekly stipend
SCA vehicle provided for transporting crew members and supply needs.
Travel for training covered by SCA
Training includes conservation work skills, risk management, crew leadership, environmental justice and more.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
Experience working with youth or young adults, 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
First Aid and CPR certified or ability to obtain prior to start date...
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.