Project Leader – Green Mountain Wilderness Team
Student Conservation Association - Vermont

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Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America's #1 conservation service organization seeks quality outdoor leaders to supervise a team of up to six corps members for the Green Mountain Trail Team program.

Contribute to the team's efforts in analyzing, planning, and completing various service projects. Projects will include meeting with outfitters and guides in the backcountry along the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail in south central VT. Members will be talking with hikers, checking permits, and educating on Leave No Trace principles. The team will conduct general public outreach on weekends, campsite restoration, invasive species eradication & monitoring. Work may also include brushing and clearing of Wilderness Trails, boundary monitoring, assessing, documenting and mapping.

Program Dates: 6/3/13- 9/14/13

Primary Responsibilities: Crew Manager
  • Lead and manage work outcomes and team dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
Technical Advisor
  • Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential
Partnership Representative
  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project
Program Administrator
  • Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
  • 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
  • Previous fieldwork experience and the knowledge and ability to work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic required
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to manage data GIS for resource projects
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader Orientation: 4/22/13 – 4/27/13Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • 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
Compensation: $540/week with some seasonal benefits

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 leaders@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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