Overview

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire a team Alaskan youth in the summer of 2018.

Alaska’s Regional High School Crews consist of two leaders and a crew of 6-8 youth (aged 15-19) from across Alaska.  Crews live and work in parks, forests, and refuges across Alaska.  Leaders camp with their crews in frontcountry or backcountry sites and work to complete conservation projects.  Typical programs are four weeks in length and run from June through August.

Teams will live and work together for the month-long program and have the opportunity to build a small community.  Crew Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams, and they will be expected to strive for proactive communication, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA.  The Crew Leader position is filled with a diversity of tasks and responsibilities and offers a great opportunity to highly motivated candidates who are looking for an engaging and challenging atmosphere.

Training Dates:  May 21st – June 1st, 2018

Program Dates: June – September, 2018 (end dates vary by position)

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager Functions-

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate field team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, and vehicles
  • Actively handle any behavioral and crew dynamics issues as they arise, in coordination with Program Staff
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Supervise a crew 24/hr/day, 7 days/week for the duration of the program or according to the YCC leader schedule
  • Organize and lead recreational and educational outings for the crew

Technical Advisor Functions-                                            

  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Manage tools and equipment assigned to the team, including maintenance throughout the season
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative Functions-

  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator Functions-

  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist Program Staff in budget management and reconciliation
  • Assist Program Staff in Corps Member Training held in May
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Qualifications:

  • 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 in May
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification & CPR required by the start of training
  • Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), and experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Experience with outdoor living skills.  Can include: camping (two weeks or more), hiking, safety awareness, leave no trace ethics, kayaking, or basic map/compass skills
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. invasive species removal, native plantings, stream bank repair, trail maintenance, 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
  • Experience in Alaskan environment preferred
  • Experience working with Alaska Native youth preferred

Compensation: $600 per week (including training weeks), paid travel to/from training and site, food provided during programs, and access to group gear.

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. 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 [email protected] with Crew Leader: Alaska Regional HS Crew listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

For questions, please contact Jacquie Braden, Alaska Program Manager [email protected] or (907) 771-8491.

 

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org