Cleveland Metroparks Summer Crew Leader

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

Duties

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire.

Program Dates: June 6 – August 12, 2022

Training Dates: June 6-22 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

As a co-leader, foster an ethic of community and environmental stewardship among a crew of 10 students ages 14-18, through hands-on service projects in Cleveland Metroparks. Leaders will teach environmental education and train members on trail work skills. Daily tasks include trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, team building, group safety, and teaching environmental education curriculum.

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 Cleveland Metroparks staff, 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, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Qualifications

Experience working with youth or young adults ages 14-18, 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 most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 6-22

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in the US

Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Available for the entire length of the program – June 6-August 12

Ability to meet SCA’s COVID vaccinate policy, protocols, and procedures*:

Salary

$700 per week for 10 weeks

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.


FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY April 20th. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions are filled on a rolling basis.

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