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Program Coordinator, 2012 Alternative Spring Break, Joshua Tree NP

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Town/City Joshua Tree National Park
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/01/2012
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : 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.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Student Conservation Association (SCA) the nation’s leading conservation service organization for young people is seeking an experienced quality-oriented outdoor leader to supervise three staff and two groups of 30 college student volunteers during this upcoming Spring Break.  

The SCA teams will work in partnership with Joshua Tree National Park staff to support and complete various conservation projects.

Projects could include:

  • Invasive Species removal
  • Native plant restoration
  • Trail construction maintenance and repair.
  • Raptor Monitoring

This project is scheduled to be completed in two sessions:   

1st Session:  March 11 - March 17, 2012 
2nd Session: March 25 – March 31, 2012   

Joshua Tree National Park will provide general project oversight, plans, materials, tools, and personal protective gear for the projects.         

The SCA Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating with the SCA manager and park staff on the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the project as well as safely supervising the team in all aspects of their work. This is a full-time, temporary, position.

Period of Employment: February 13 – April 7, 2012 (8 weeks)


  • Coordinate with SCA/NP staff to help plan for project implementation.
  • Direct all aspects of orientation and training of volunteers.
  • Directly supervise volunteers and staff on the project.
  • Have a working knowledge and comply with all SCA/NP policies and procedures
  • Coordinate with NP staff to provide education and entertainment opportunities for the volunteers
  • Manage all logistics for the project, including vehicles; camp set up, meals, equipment, supplies, and safe transportation of volunteers to/from airport; requires travel to / from JTree NP and Greater Los Angeles area.
  • Assist the SCA Program Manager with program management including but not limited to budget management and reconciliation.
  • Manage all aspects of SCA Safety and Risk Management protocols.
  • Facilitate building an environment that promotes teamwork between SCA and the NP.
  • Represent SCA/NP in a positive and professional manner.
  • Coordinate with and report to SCA Program Manager to ensure full compliance with program standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 21 years of age or older.
  • 1-2 previous field work experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • 2-4 years prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor, 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 large 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.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be approved to drive adhering to SCA’s driving policies.
  • Have working knowledge for safe operation of power and hand-tools.


Starting salary: $590 per week for the 8-week period.  Relocation travel reimbursement to/from the park up to $500. Meals provided.  Program Vehicles will be provided to transport the team for project purposes. Accommodations will be a front country group campground with pit toilets.  

This position will require the individual to use their own personal gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) for the duration of the project.  SCA will provide all gear to set up a group kitchen including stoves, water filters, coolers etc.      

To Apply: 
Please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to hiring@theSCA.org and reference ASB Program Coordinator in the subject line. 

Applications must be received by January 31st, 2012 to be considered.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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