AmericanConservationExperience

  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.

AmericanConservationExperience McLean, VA, USA
Apr 02, 2019
Seasonal
Position Description: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit conservation corps, is seeking professional, enthusiastic, and qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for its summer youth conservation program - Teen Leaders in Conservation (TLC) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) at George Washington Memorial Parkway. Serving as a Youth Conservation Program crew leader with ACE and the National Park Service (NPS) will not only have a lifelong impact on you but also on the youth participating in the program. For five weeks during summer 2019, you will help engage, educate, and inspire teens (ages 15-18) while leading them on various habitat restoration field project.  During the summer program, participating youth will not only learn about conservation through hands-on field projects for four weeks but also gain important skills in leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork. As an ACE Crew Leader at George Washington Memorial Parkway, you will help effectively lead the youth towards accomplishing field projects while helping them become connected to their National Parks and help inspire them to become lifelong conservation stewards. In addition to completing field projects, each week, the crew will participate in one day of environmental education and outdoor leadership development activities. Duties and Responsibilities: As the ACE Youth Conservation Program Crew Leader, you will lead a crew of four local urban youth in habitat restoration projects in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) throughout the George Washington Memorial Parkway . During this summer program, local teens on the ACE high school crew will work alongside the NPS to tackle invasive species management projects throughout the Parkway's 4,580 acre preserves. Throughout the four week summer program, the ACE youth crew may conduct the following: Habitat Restoration Invasive plant removal Other resource and maintenance projects Each week, the youth crew will also participate in various environmental education activities to learn more about the different career opportunities within the NPS and conservation.  As the ACE Crew Leader, you will be responsible for the overall safety of the crew and providing the necessary field leadership and skills training to accomplish the field projects, as well as leading environmental and outdoor education activities. Specific duties will include: Provide the day-to-day supervision of the crew on projects, as well as safely transporting the crew to project sites Teach and enforce safe field practices and tool use Communicate and work closely with project partners with weekly projects Document project progress through photo and GPS field data collection for weekly project reports and daily work logs Foster strong work habits, conservation stewardship and team unity Motivate, inspire, and mentor youth to become strong leaders in conservation and their communities The ACE Youth Conservation Program Crew Leader must have strong interest and/or experience teaching or working with youth and be able to maintain a positive work environment to motivate youth in an outdoor setting.   Program Dates: On-site Program Prep Week: June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019 Crew Project Weeks (4 weeks): June 17, 2019 - July 12, 2019 (Monday-Friday 8-hr. schedule) Compensation : ACE Crew Leaders will receive a weekly base salary of $520-$560 commensurate on experience, contributing 40 hours per week for 5 weeks.  Housing accommodations/Housing Allowance will be provided for the duration of the summer projects. Minimum Requirements : Possess strong interest and/or experience teaching or working with youth Able to maintain a positive work environment to motivate youth in an outdoor setting. 3 months previous experience with conservation work skills or related skills (Preferred: Trail construction/maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, wildlife management, chainsaw) Proven ability to maintain timely, effective, professional communication and relations with project partners, ACE staff, youth members and the general public Proven organization and multitasking abilities Ability to maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team dynamics. Must have an exemplary safety record. Commitment to ACE's mission and to public service through youth development and volunteerism. If the candidate is currently an AmeriCorps Member, the candidate must successfully complete their AmeriCorps term before June 18, 2019. Be physically fit and able to perform a wide variety of physical manual labor for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours/day), often in adverse weather conditions in an outdoor setting Possess a valid driver's license. Secure First Aid/CPR certification within 14 days of employment and maintain certification. Legally able to work in the US Pass criminal background check prior to hire. Must have or be willing to obtain a State Applicator’s license Preferred Qualifications : Experience working with high school youth (ages 15-18) Experience in environmental education leadership and/or facilitation Experience in natural resource management Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting Experience and understand of working with underserved youth To Apply: Follow the link: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/322854.html  to fill out and submit an application. You must include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Upload all required documents, preferably in a single PDF or Word document and save using the following naming format: LastName_FirstName_Position_DocumentName. The document name is either resume, cover letter, references or application. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity. Deadline : April 18, 2019. Apply now!  Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection as applications are submitted. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them. Check out our website and our Facebook page for more details about ACE! www.usaconservation.org www.facebook.com/usaconservation American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
AmericanConservationExperience Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA
Apr 02, 2019
Temporary
Position Description: American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit conservation corps, is seeking professional, enthusiastic, and qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for its summer Youth Conservation Corps program at Cumberland Island National Seashore , located off the coast of Georgia!  Serving as a Youth Conservation Corps Program Crew Leader with ACE and the National Park Service (NPS) will not only have a lifelong impact on you but also on the youth participating in the program. For nine weeks during summer 2019, you will help engage, educate, and inspire teens (ages 16-18) while leading them on various environmental and conservation projects in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). During the summer program, participating youth will not only learn about conservation through hands-on field projects for eight weeks but also gain important skills in leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork. As an ACE Corps Leader at Cumberland Island National Seashore, you will help effectively lead the youth towards accomplishing field projects while helping them become connected to their National Parks and help inspire them to become lifelong conservation stewards. The youth members will not only learn about the environment and conservation, they will also learn how to perform work projects as a team and develop skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Duties and Responsibilities: As the ACE Youth Conservation Corps  Program Crew Leader, you will help lead a crew of five-six locally recruited high school students to complete a variety of conservation field projects and environmental education activities within the Cumberland Island National Seashore located just a 30 minute boat ride from the coast of Georgia. Throughout the night week summer program, the ACE youth crew may conduct the following: Trail maintenance and construction Wildlife Management projects Recreational site stewardship Campsite maintenance, painting, and fencing Habitat Restoration Historic preservation/conservation Cultural resource management Invasive plant removal Other resource and maintenance projects Each week, the youth crew will also participate in various environmental education activities to learn more about the different career opportunities within the NPS and conservation.  As the ACE Crew Leader, you will be responsible for the overall safety of the crew and providing the necessary field leadership and skills training to accomplish the field projects, as well as leading environmental and outdoor education activities. Specific duties will include: Assist the NPS with providing the day-to-day supervision of the crew on projects, as well as safely transporting the crew to project sites Teach and enforce safe field practices and tool use Communicate and work closely with project partners with weekly projects Document project progress through photo and GPS field data collection for weekly project reports and daily work logs Foster strong work habits, conservation stewardship and team unity Motivate, inspire, and mentor youth to become strong leaders in conservation and their communities Enforcing the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks Other duties as assigned Program Dates: Program Prep Week: May 29, 2019 - June 1, 2019 Crew Project Weeks (8 weeks): June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (Monday-Thursday 10-hr. schedule) Program close-out and documentation July 29 July 30, 2019 Compensation:   The ACE Crew Leader will receive a weekly base salary of $520, contributing 40 hours per week for 9 weeks.  Onsite NPS housing on the island will be provided at no cost for the duration of the summer program. Minimum Requirements: Possess strong interest and/or experience teaching or working with youth Able to maintain a positive work environment to motivate youth in an outdoor setting. 3 months previous experience with conservation work skills or related skills (Preferred: Trail construction/maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, wildlife management, chainsaw) Proven ability to maintain timely, effective, professional communication and relations with project partners, ACE staff, youth members and the general public Proven organization and multitasking abilities Ability to maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team dynamics. Must have an exemplary safety record. Commitment to ACE's mission and to public service through youth development and volunteerism. If the candidate is currently an AmeriCorps Member, the candidate must successfully complete their AmeriCorps term before May 29, 2019. Be physically fit and able to perform a wide variety of physical manual labor for extended periods of time (up to 10 hours/day), often in adverse weather conditions in an outdoor setting Possess a valid driver's license. Secure First Aid/CPR certification within 14 days of employment and maintain certification. Legally able to work in the US Pass criminal background check prior to hire. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with high school youth (ages 16-18) Experience in environmental education leadership and/or facilitation Experience in natural resource management Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting Experience and understand of working with underserved youth To Apply: Follow the link: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/322497.html to fill out and submit an application. You must include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Upload all required documents, preferably in a single PDF or Word document and save using the following naming format: LastName_FirstName_Position_DocumentName. The document name is either resume, cover letter, references or application. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity. Deadline: April 18, 2019. Apply now!  Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection as applications are submitted. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them. Check out our website and our Facebook page for more details about ACE! www.usaconservation.org www.facebook.com/usaconservation American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.