DC Summer Conservation Crew Leader: Washington, DC

Student Conservation Association
Washington, DC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Conservation Begins Here. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Washington DC area high school students (age 15-19) for the summer program. Training Dates: June 6 – June 10, 2022 (mandatory paid training) Site Visit Dates: June 13 – 24, 2022 (this will be a one-day visit to the park you have been assigned to; selected candidates will know this date in advance) Program Dates: June 27 - August 5, 2022 (must be available for the duration of the entire program) Primary Responsibilities: Mentor a crew of 6-10 youth members either as a solo leader or with a co-leader, to complete much needed conservation service projects. Community 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 outdoors. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and trail construction in various parks across the DC metro area. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season. Specifically, the Crew Leader will: Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff
Qualifications: Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 15-25), 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 occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 6 – June 10, 2022 Must be a minimum of 21 years of age Must have ability to legally work in the US Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards Must have personal housing arrangements in the Washington DC metro area, preference will be given to candidates already located in and familiar with the area. Compensation: $725/week total salary, plus paid training Condition of Employment: Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Up to date vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series. Visit the following website for more information, including medical and religious exemptions: www.thesca.org/covid To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email leaders@thesca.org and SCADC@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted. FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY Friday, April 22, 2022. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions are filled on a rolling basis. SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
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leaders@thesca.org and SCADC@thesca.org
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