The Student Conservation Association, Inc. seeks to recruit a Community Program Fellow to be based in Seattle, WA.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has a mission to create the next generation of conservation leaders. SCAs commitment to guiding new and increasingly diverse generations towards conservation leadership has never been more important or relevant to the communities in which we serve.
The Seattle Community Program Fellow has two primary responsibilities: (1) support the safe and successful execution of 2-3 SCA community summer youth crews in and around Seattle, and (2) support development of a strategic plan to expand SCAs impact in the Seattle area in 2022 and beyond. SCA is looking for candidates with an understanding of the social and emotional needs of the youth in this program (high school aged through young adult) and the local needs of the community in which they serve. This position reports to the National Manager, Community Programs.
This position is expected to begin in June 2021. The selected candidate will have the option of working either full-time (40 hours per week) for four months or part-time (20-24 hours/week) for six to eight months. The Seattle Community Program Fellow will earn between $22-28/hour, depending on experience.
Roles and Responsibilities
Program Planning, Onboarding & Delivery:
- Responsible for sufficiently and effectively orienting seasonal crew leaders to the teams work ahead of them.
- Responsible for ensuring leaders and members are readily equipped with or have access to necessary supplies and other logistical requirements.
- Assist HR and Recruiting with the recruitment and enrollment of staff, leaders and members, including attending recruitment events outside of normal work hours.
- Monitor program delivery for successful curriculum, safety outcomes, and administrative compliance.
- Plan and organize project logistics prior to program, in coordination with partners.
- Ensure timesheets are completed weekly by all program participants and leaders, program reports/summaries are timely submitted, receipts are properly submitted and approved, and that all other SCA administrative requirements are met by crew leaders.
- Report, track, and respond to incidents in accordance with SCA risk management policies and procedures.
- Assist SCAs Training Department with member, leader, and staff training.
- Ensure program budgets are economically managed and met in accordance with financial expectations.
- Responsible for ongoing field support and rotating emergency responder.
- Responsible for modeling, facilitating, and building an inclusive community.
- Support SCAs Alumni department in building and maintaining relationships with Community Program alumni.
- Ensure crews are completed in accordance with the uniform practices and procedures established by the National Manager of Community Programs and the organization at large.
Seattle Strategic Planning:
- Identify the network of partners in the Seattle/Tacoma region, which should include fee-for-service partners, the Mayors office, local nonprofits, local academic institutions, and other key stakeholders in order to scale Seattle-area programming and provide future opportunities for SCA and youth involved in programs.
- Exercise independent judgment and discretion when making decisions and working with partners.
- Represent SCA at local and regional events and trainings as needed.
- Work in collaboration with SCAs Program and Advancement & Partnership teams to secure existing funds, support acquiring new funds for local programming, and assist with grant proposals as needed.
Experience and Qualifications
- Bachelors Degree in related field preferred or relevant coursework/ work experience related to the specific field preferred.
- 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience including skills related to the position such as program coordination, leadership in an outdoor setting, experience working with programmatic partners, grant, and budget management.
- Strong communication skills when working with various external and internal partners. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners, and donors.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with unexpected circumstances as they arise.
- Experience working with youth and young adults from racially and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
- Understanding of community needs for the Seattle/Tacoma region.Â
- Basic First Aid and Adult CPR certifications, or ability to obtain before start date.
- Experience working in conservation and strong technical outdoor skills (experience as a former Corps Crew Leader is a plus).
- Highly resourceful team-player, along with the ability to effectively work independently.
- Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Ability to lead and manage a team to reach desired outcomes and goals.
- Ability to occasionally work after hours and weekends.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, Salesforce, or willingness to learn new software.
- Must possess a valid drivers license and have a Motor Vehicle Record that meets SCA standards.
- Excellent driving record and ability to drive in a variety of conditions including city driving and/or use of four-wheel drive as well as standard transmission as needed.Â
- The ability to travel for extended periods of time outside and over a variety of terrain.
- Access to personal vehicle preferred (mileage reimbursement available).
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.