The Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) mission is to create the next generation of conservation leaders. Conservation work is safety critical and requires purposeful design, planning, delivery, and follow-up to achieve the most informed approach to managing risk.

SCA’s commitment to safety involves a whole-organization approach driven by collaboration across departments and organizational levels. Risk management at SCA values diverse and varied perceptions of safety, including personal, social, historical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and physical risks of harm. The SCA is committed to JEDI work throughout all its functions, including providing a safe program experience for all program participants.

The Risk and Safety Coordinator is a part of SCA’s safety and risk management team. The team leads the vision, direction, and standard-setting for risk management practices across the SCA. This position contributes to vision and direction by conducting essential safety-related pre-program participant health information screenings, facilitating incident debriefs, and supporting risk management related operational and administrative tasks. This position receives direction from and reports to the National Risk and Safety Manager (NSRM) and is part of the Legal Department, which oversees all enterprise risk management functions. It is expected that the Risk & Safety Coordinator use SCA’s Core Values and JEDI principles to successfully carry out the role, daily decision-making and all inter-staff and external interactions.

Roles and Responsibilities

Medical Screening
• Responsible for the timely review and processing or escalation of member medical information and accommodation requests related to the safe execution of programs.
• Communicates with members and leaders to collect missing medical information, and improves SOPs by suggesting recommendations to the National Risk & Safety Manager.
• Consults with supervisor as needed to help make informed determinations.
• Communicates necessary medical information and authorized accommodations to relevant program managers/staff.

Administrative and Safety Operations Support
• Contributes to and updates risk management related administrative projects, including without limitation, updating as instructed SCA’s field guide, safety and risk management handbooks, SOPs, policies, meeting agendas, etc.
• Contributes to and updates as instructed SCA’s Risk and Safety Training materials for staff, leaders, board, and others.

Incident Management & Post Incident Analysis
• In support of the NSRM and the Sr. Director of Safety and Risk Management (SDSRM), serves as a member of the SCA Critical Incident Response team in the event of a critical incident as designated.
• Helps serve as a critical link in SCA’s 24 hour on-call emergency call system, including after-hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
• Assists or leads as requested incident debriefs with staff to enable organizational learning.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Medical, Teaching/Education


• Experience with software including Microsoft Office Suite applications and Salesforce; willingness and ability to learn new software.

• Experience working with youth, young adults and families from diverse socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds a plus.

Required Skills:

• Proven collaborative experience with diplomatic, proactive, and inclusive verbal and written communication skills required.

• Demonstrated organizational and project time management skills and proven exceptional attention to detail.

• Highest ethics and strongest confidentiality skillsets in dealing with sensitive and legally protected information required.

• Highly resourceful team member with a demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.

About The Student Conservation Assocation

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

The Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) 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.

Application Instructions

Please start by applying through this link: https://tinyurl.com/58r26m2d. After your application is complete, please send an email to [email protected] to express your interest.

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