Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for the school year. SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.
The SCA is looking for an educator to work with 5 SCA local Boston High School ambassadors after school and on Saturdays. The educator will be responsible for leading, mentoring and guiding these students in learning about local environmental issues. Educator will also help students develop plans for the delivery of lessons to afterschool students ages 6-13. Successful completion of this role will lead to summer work as an SCA Field Leader in Boston.
- Lead Boston Outreach Ambassadors (BOOYA) in creating educational activities for delivery to elementary and middle school children
- Plan regular weekly lessons and activities for Crew Members
- Train and supervise safety, activity and proper tool use of crew members and volunteers during monthly service projects
- Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
- Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
- Manage relationships 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
- Organize & lead (and in some cases guide members through these processes) monthly service projects in collaboration with SCA and Audubon staff
- Complete required program reporting and documentation
- Supervise and work with crew in updates of Boston Facebook and Twitter Accounts
- Pick up rental minivan for transportation of youth as needed
- Be at least 21 years old
- Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training
- Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
- Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
- Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, 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 have personal housing arrangements in Boston
- Bachelors or higher in environmental or biological science/ education, informal/outdoor education
- Experience working with students 14-19 required; additional experience working with youth ages 5-13 (esp. 10-13) preferred
- Superior skill in working with Facebook and Twitter Blogging and Instagram
- Experience developing and leading interactive hands-on science based activities required
- Excellent communication skills needed
- Valid driver¹s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
- Ability to meet SCA¹s criminal background check standards
Hours: 3pm-6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays (exact times TBD) plus out of work planning time.
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org