Conservation Project Leader

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 9, 2018, 5:00pm


Hoonah, AK
United States

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Job Description:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization, seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire a team of 5 local, young adult participants in the completion of conservation projects at multiple sites in Southeast Alaska. Typical projects include trail maintenance and construction, exotic plant management, erosion control, wild food gathering, and habitat restoration. Teams will live and work together during the work week, Monday through Friday, for two weeks of training and ten weeks at remote field camps. During their time in the field they have the opportunity to build a small community. The Project Leader will also coordinate training and field work together with the primary project partner, the Tongass National Forest. Project Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams and they will be expected to strive for proactive communication, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA. The Project Leader position is filled with a diversity of tasks and responsibilities and offers a great opportunity to highly motivated candidates who are looking for an engaging and challenging atmosphere. 

Program Dates: May 1st – August 20th 2018 

Potential Location: Hoonah, AK and Klawock, AK 


Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager Functions:

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics 
  • Facilitate field team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, and vehicles 
  • Actively handle any behavioral and crew dynamics issues as they arise, in coordination with Program Staff 

Technical Advisor Functions: 

  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Manage tools and equipment assigned to the team, including maintenance throughout the season
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential Partnership

Representative Functions:

  • Manage relationship with agency partner 
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics 
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project 

Program Administrator Functions:

  • Complete required program reporting and documentation 
  • Assist Program Staff in budget management and reconciliation 
  • Assist Program Staff in Corps Member Training held in May 
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures 
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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How to Apply:

Visit to 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 with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:

$600 per week