Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire 4 young adult students for the East Bay Regional Parks Trail Corps programs.
Program Dates: 5/14/2022 to 10/28/2022
Training Dates: 5/14-5/24 (mandatory paid training)
As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of four young adults in the Bay area. The SCA trail crew will work with the East Bay Regional Park District staff on a variety of trail projects throughout the Park District. Projects may vary widely in location and scope. They may include, but not limited to: Trail maintenance (tread and drainage), social trail restoration, Installation of erosion structures, clearing of trail corridor, reset slope for water run-off, And more
Project work will be physical in nature and demanding. Crew will have to hike uneven terrain, carry a heavy pack and tools, and work in the elements. Candidates must be looking for a new adventure, want to be part of a team, adaptable in any situation, and have a positive mindset.
Housing is provided for the entire duration of the program.
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
Compensation: $850/week total salary,
Experience working with youth or young adults 18-24, 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 most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
Must be able to attend Crew Leader training (Harrisonburg, VA):
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Must have 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
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.