Project Leader - Adirondack Corps

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. SCA leads the nation in providing conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training. Every year, in all 50 states, thousands of high school, college, graduate students and others join the association to work for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces. SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.


Program Dates:
April 20th end October 23rd, 2020
Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager
· Lead and manage work outcomes and crew interpersonal dynamics
· Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
· Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
· Travel to backcountry work locations to support projects and camp with teams as needed

Technical Advisor
· Supervise and assist the outdoor work skills training of corps members
· Manage the quality & technique of the work performed (e.g. trail improvement, carpentry, rigging, felling, stone and rustic timber construction projects, fire tower restoration at height)
· Actively manage risk in accordance with SCA protocols to maintain a safe work environment for program participants
· Promote leadership development within team and evaluate member success & potential

Partnership Representative
· Manage relationships with agency partners
· Work collaboratively with agency partners on program logistics
· Ensure successful and timely completion of work projects

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 and AmeriCorps in a positive and professional manner


· Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
· Previous trail construction experience and the knowledge and ability to perform trail construction and maintenance work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings.
· Prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor, backcountry setting.
· Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
· Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required.
· Self-starter, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time. Up to 5-10 days per hitch.
· Ability to meet SCA and AmeriCorps criminal background check (non-vulnerable population) standards
· Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
· Must have personal vehicle, mileage will be reimbursed at $0.50/mile
· Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools.
· Chainsaw experience and certification required
· Rigging/Grip hoist experience required
· Completion of an SCA Work Skills Session preferred



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply:
Login to your MySCA account 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 [email protected] with “Adirondack, NY: Project Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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