Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America's #1 conservation service organization seeks a Youth Program Coordinator based out of our Houston, TX office.
Plan, organize, deliver and oversee SCA environmental conservation youth/teen programs in Texas. Recruit and place youth and young adults in a variety of programs each year; work with partner organizations to plan service projects and work crews; hire, train and supervise crew leaders and other staff as needed; implement safety protocols; maintain all related documents/files; complete program evaluations and reporting.
The position will be primarily based in an office environment with some field-based activities, and will involve weekday, evenings and some weekend activities and duties.
Recruit, interview, and assist in hiring and/or placing both volunteer and paid youth/young adults for both school-year and summer SCA programs and internships
Hire and supervise seasonal staff, including crew leaders (adults) and apprentice crew leader apprentices (youth)
Plan and deliver staff training for crew leaders and youth, both for local and national trainings
Work closely with students/youth and crew leaders to develop, coordinate and lead youth in regular, ongoing outdoor recreation, environmental education and community service activities
Track program expenses according to SCA policy
Cultivate and maintain relationships with agency, nonprofit, and municipal partners in the region
Order and maintain camping gear, supplies, tools, equipment, and uniforms (inventory, purchase and fix gear and equipment and assure safe and orderly storage)
Purchase/procure food for program-related camping trips, special events and meetings
Drive for work-related errands and activities, including transporting leaders, members, and volunteers
Ensure safety protocols for all members and staff. Field emergency/non-emergency calls during business and non-business hours
Facilitate a strong teamwork environment with programs team and with other SCA departments
Bachelor's degree with 2 years of job-related experience or 5 or more years of relevant experience.
2+ years of experience working with youth and young adults; a specific focus of working with urban youth from low-income backgrounds, preferred.
2+ years of program coordination along with experience in environmental/outdoor program leadership or environmental education
Demonstrated skill and experience in developing curriculum as well as evaluation tools
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft office
Supervisory and/or budget experience a plus
Must have access to cell phone for business purposes
Houston resident or significant knowledge of area strongly preferred
Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification required or willing to obtain upon hire
Valid driver's license and MVR that meets SCA standards required; ability to drive 8-passenger vans and other vehicles as required
Ability to meet SCA's criminal background check standards
Health and Dental - Basic Life Insurance - Short Term Disability - Long Term Disability - Flexible Spending Account - 403(b) Savings Plan - Generous Paid Time Off - Community Service Leave - Casual Dress
Please send cover letter and resume to hiring@theSCA.org referencing Youth Program Manager in the subject line - Position slated to start no later than early February 2013
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
Student Conservation Association - 18 months ago