Female Crew Leader – Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association seeks female CREW LEADER applicants to conserve natural areas in the Chicago Park District!

Responsibilities: Co-lead and supervise a crew of 10 young-adult women, ages 18- 25, in the completion of various conservation projects within Chicago Park District natural areas. Crew Leaders will manage the crew in activities using hand and power tools to complete projects such as: trail/park maintenance; habitat restoration; invasive species removal; herbicide application; and leading stewardship days. Leaders will be responsible for managing the group in environmental education workshops, certificate trainings and outdoor recreation. Leaders will also be responsible for capturing project outcomes through photo documentation, data collection, reporting, and evaluations.

Transportation: Crew leaders are issued SCA work trucks for the duration of the program.  They meet at the Chicago Park District service yard on E Oakwood Blvd and Lake Shore Drive by 6:00 AM every morning. They will proceed to pick up members at the 35th/Sox Red Line stop OR 3 5/Bronzeville/IIT Green Line stop every morning at 6:30 AM to transport crew members to the project location for the day.

Program Dates: April 29 – November 1st (Monday through Friday; 8 hrs/day; 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM; this includes one half hour unpaid lunch) *The crew is expected to be available for one Saturday volunteer workday per month.

Paid Crew Leader Training : Location TBD: April 8th-19th (lodging/food/transportation provided) and local Chicago training April 22nd-26th.

Compensation : $17.50 an hour; 40/hours a week

Qualifications : Must be a self-identified woman, 21 yrs or older; valid drivers license for 3+ years and clean driving record; Current ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards; current basic First Aid and CPR certifications; State of Illinois herbicide license or willing to obtain one before program start date; outdoor skills; experience working with diverse groups; ability to maintain safe, productive and enjoyable work environment. Plant identification skills and knowledge of midwestern ecology strongly preferred.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to both Daiva Gylys at dgylys@thesca.org and CMTenaatctena@thesca.org with subject line “2019 All Women’s Crew Leader”

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