The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local students for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Virigin Islands National Park.
Program Dates: June – August 2017 (Dates may be different than reflected in this position description)
Co-lead a group of 6 locally recruited high school students to complete conservation projects and environmental education at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, USVI. Leaders will work with students on conservation projects, during business hours Monday – Friday, with nights and weekends off.
YCC crews may:
-Construct and maintain trail
-Soil and water restoration work
-Wildlife management activities
-Recreation site maintenance work
-Painting and facility improvement projects
-Invasive species control
YCC Crew Leaders must have strong experience teaching or working with youth, be able to maintain a positive work environment and motivate students, and be willing to work in forest conditions and in the water along the shoreline. Interested in working closely with a federal land management agency and the surrounding community? This YCC Crew Leader position may be for you!
To Apply: Visit us at www.thesca.org to create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.
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-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must be able to attend paid mandatory Crew Leader training in May 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA (food, lodging, and travel allowance provided by SCA)
-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/or 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