New York City Community Conservation Crew Leader

The Student Conservation Association
New York City
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Compensation: Up to $4,550 total salary depending on experience & program length
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire High School students for the NYC Community programs.

Leader Training: June 8th-18th, 2017

Program Dates: July 5th-August 15th, 2017

Primary Responsibilities:
Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation and service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties and urban agriculture. All programs run for six weeks at a time. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning, which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting.
-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: (June 8-18th, 2017)
-Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
-Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), teaching in an educational environment a plus
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, 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
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal housing arrangements in program city

To Apply Login or Sign Up here: Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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