Houston Summer 2023 Crew Leader

Student Conservation Association
Houston, TX
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Conservation Begins Here. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to co-lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Houston Youth Conservation Leadership program. Program Dates: (10 weeks total) Training Dates: June 5th- June 16th. (mandatory paid training) Leader Prep : June 20th- June 23th Crew Dates: June 27th- August 4th Leader Wrap up: August 7th- August 11th Primary Responsibilities: Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10 high school youth, ages 14-19 for six weeks (Mon-Fri). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation and restoration projects within different areas on various project locations, and plan and lead weekly educational field days. Administrative and reporting duties are required as they relate to data management, photo documentation, and youth assessments. Crew Leaders will also be expected to facilitate a provided environmental education curriculum. Please note, projects vary from partner to site. Responsibilities can include; Invasive species management; data collection, trail work in public viewing and recreational areas. The program composition will consist of 2 Project leaders, 1 Apprentice Crew Leader and 10 Youth Conservation Team Members and will be managed by the SCA Houston Program Manager. 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, teaching or environmental education a plus Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most 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 Must be a minimum of 21 years of age Must have ability to legally work in the US Must have a valid drivers license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards Must be able to meet SCAs criminal background check standards Must have personal housing arrangements in program city Compensation: $800/week total salary, paid training SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
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