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SCA-NPS Southern Four Corners Regional Youth Crew Leader

Student Conservation Association
4.3 out of 5
Chinle, AZ 86503
$900 a week - Temporary, Full-time


Chinle, AZ 86503

Full job description

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.
Training Dates: 6/12/23-6/22/23 Location TBD
Program Dates: 6/26/23-7/21/23 (Navajo National Monument, Hubbell Trading Post, Canyon De Chelly)
Location (City and State): Shonto, AZ
Primary Responsibilities:
The SCA-NPS Southern Four Corners Regional Youth Crew's primary duties will be working in Navajo National Monument assisting NPS park staff and trail crew. The Crew may also work at Canyon de Chelly National Monument (CACH) and Hubbell Trading Post (HUTR) throughout the Crew. The Crew will consist of 2 Adult Crew Leaders and 8 Youth Crew Members ages 15 to 19 recruited from the surrounding area. Projects may include trail maintenance and restoration, maintenance projects around the park, culturally and historically significant projects, and interpretive opportunities. Aside from the work project, the crew will have the opportunity to engage with local community members and park staff with scientific and cultural knowledge. The crew will interact with local musicians, storytellers and artists who will demonstrate their talents and teach the crew about their culture and history. All can apply Dine (Navajo People) and/or American Indian are strongly encouraged to apply.
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, health checks, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff
  • Working with SCA Program Staff to successfully implement the position program

Leader Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth or young adults (especially youth 15 19 years old), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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
  • Wilderness First Responder or WFA (At least 1 leader must have WFR)
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training:
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have the 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

Leader Benefits and Compensation:

  • $900 weekly stipend
  • $1000 travel stipend
  • Meals, Transportation, and Camping Equipment provided for the duration of the Crew
  • Leaders will go through SCAs Conservation Work Skills course to successfully gain trail building/maintenance knowledge and experience. They will go through one additional week of policy, risk management, and soft skills training.

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $900.00 per week