Program Dates: 04/22/24 to 10/11/24
Location (City and State): Long Lake, NY
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), recognized as America’s premier conservation service organization, is in search of a dedicated and experienced outdoor leader to manage and mentor the 24 members of the SCA Adirondack Corps. The Corps is located at the Whitney Headquarters in Long Lake, NY, adjacent to Little Tupper Lake.
As the Project Leader, you will be instrumental in the program’s success. You will collaborate with the Conservation Coordinator and Program Manager to train, supervise, and assist crew members in executing a variety of technical trail and conservation projects across the expansive 6-million-acre Adirondack State Park. Projects typically include new trail construction, timber bridge construction, invasive vegetation removal, fire tower restoration, stone structure construction, and general trail maintenance. The Adirondack Corps operates in collaboration with the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) and AmeriCorps.
The position is available from April 22nd to October 11th, 2024. Join us in making a difference in conservation efforts.
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.
Wilderness First Responder (preferred)
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.