Overview

The Student Conservation Association, Inc. seeks to recruit a Safety Administrator to work remotely.

About SCA

The Student Conservation Association was conceived in 1953 by Vassar College student Elizabeth “Liz” Titus Putnam, who felt a deep personal connection to the natural world and was moved by the worsening condition of America’s national parks, which had become strained by overcrowding and had fallen victim to underfunding and disrepair. Putnam hatched the novel idea to leverage the passion of America’s youth to revitalize the parks. The model she designed was drawn from the Civilian Conservation Corps, a 1940s New Deal program that provided jobs for unemployed young men in the conservation of public lands. The program launched in 1957 under its original moniker, the Student Conservation Program, where inaugural crews of 53 college-aged young people began work in Grand Teton and Olympic National Park. While trail-building was the central focus, volunteers also took internships with park biologists and naturalists. The organization was officially incorporated as the Student Conservation Association in 1964 and the participation, partnerships, and richness, and complexity of the work and its impacts have grown steadily ever since.

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 fulfill the mission through SCA’s risk management goal: without personal or organizational loss.

SCA’s commitment to safety requires a whole of 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 risk management.

The Safety Administrator is a part of SCA’s risk management team. The team leads the vision, direction, and minimum standards for risk management practices across the SCA. This position contributes to vision and direction by conducting pre-program participant health screenings, facilitating incident debriefs, contributing to risk analysis and critical incident response, and leading and supporting risk management related projects. This work is conducted through pre-incident work and preparation, incident management and support, and post-incident analysis and investigation. Throughout this work, the Safety Administrator promotes and monitors SCA’s culture of safety across programs, departments, and organizational levels. This position receives direction from and reports to the National Safety Officer (NSO).

Tagged as: Full Time

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Previous relevant coursework and/or work experience related to a specific field required.
Program management and/or directorship 3-5 years of experience required. 5 years or more preferred.
“Train the trainer” experience required. Demonstrated strong facilitation and educational skills required. 
Proven experience with strong, proactive, and inclusive communication skills required.

Required Skills:

Demonstrated organizational and time management skills and experience with exceptional attention to detail.
Experience working with youth and young adults from racially and socioeconomically diverse perspectives.
WFR and CPR certification required EMT preferred.
Relevant technical skills certifications and/or experience (e.g., chainsaw, red card, psychological first aid, etc.)
Proven ability to confidentially manage personal and organizational information.
Ability to work after hours, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Skills:

Ability to work after hours, weekends, and holidays by supporting on-call responders and in the event of a critical incident or crisis.
Ability to travel at a minimum of 40%.
Has a collaborative approach to risk management work, driven by compassion, empathy, humility, and the desire to support others.
Highly resourceful team member with a demonstrated ability to effectively work independently. 
Growth-oriented has the desire and motivation to seek development opportunities, feedback, and apply learnings.

About The Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association was conceived in 1953 by Vassar College student Elizabeth “Liz” Titus Putnam, who felt a deep personal connection to the natural world and was moved by the worsening condition of America’s national parks, which had become strained by overcrowding and had fallen victim to underfunding and disrepair. Putnam hatched the novel idea to leverage the passion of America’s youth to revitalize the parks. The model she designed was drawn from the Civilian Conservation Corps, a 1940s New Deal program that provided jobs for unemployed young men in the conservation of public lands. The program launched in 1957 under its original moniker, the Student Conservation Program, where inaugural crews of 53 college-aged young people began work in Grand Teton and Olympic National Park. While trail-building was the central focus, volunteers also took internships with park biologists and naturalists.

Application Instructions

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