Detroit Community Conservation Crew Leaders
SCA - Student Conservation Association - Massachusetts

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Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) SCA is America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Detroit Summer Crew Programs.

Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-18, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties or to urban agriculture. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting.

Program Dates:
  • Program Dates: Tentatively set for July 8th – August 16th, 2013
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Train & supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use
  • Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Inspire crew members to take ownership over green spaces in their community and learn about environmental assets and challenges in Detroit and the greater region.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the orientation training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in educational environment
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 20th- June 28th, 2013
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in program city
Total program salary up to $3,450 depending on experience & crew length. Work schedule is approximately 8hrs/day, M-F, 7:30am – 3:30pm. Crew Leader Orientation & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided).

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 and/or with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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