Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation is Hiring!

Lead Crew Leader (summer) *Must be a City of Boston resident*

Employment Dates: June 25 – August 24, 2018

SWBCDC’s Green Team is a youth jobs and environmental stewardship program which employs Hyde Park youth ages 15-18 to restore Hyde Park’s urban wilds, clean and beautify the business district and educate and engage residents in these efforts. Youth receive job readiness training and environmental education through workshops and field trips. They develop job readiness skills such as proper workplace conduct, team work and conflict resolution. They gain landscaping and trail-building skills; youth leadership and civic engagement skills; and knowledge of local ecology. The Team travels between work sites by bicycle, learning about road safety and basic bicycle maintenance. To learn more about the Green Team please visit our website: www.swbcdc.org.

Learn more about the position here.

Application

Please send resume and cover letter via email or mail to: Patricia Alvarez, SWBCDC Assistant Director, [email protected]; 11 Fairmount Ave. Suite 101, Hyde Park, MA 02136; 617-364-7300 (o), 617-990-4498 (c).

Southwest Boston CDC is an equal opportunity employer.

Become a Conservation Work Skills Instructor!

SCA is gearing up for another big training season and is currently recruiting qualified Conservation Work Skills Instructor apprentices! Apprenticeships are an important part of the SCA Conservation Work Skills history. Serving as an apprentice allows SCA staff to become more familiar with you and the specific skill sets you bring to the SCA Conservation Work Skills program.

The roots of Conservation Work Skills began with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the traditional skills that they employed to work on projects that are still in place today. As many of the staff in our federal lands retire, the need for these skills has become more apparent. The CCC trained many of the National Park Service employees that have worked over the past few decades in these traditional work skills. To do this, there was an impetus to create a training program to ensure that trail teams and fire teams had the proper skills to do lasting impactful work in our national public lands. Training programs have been run a few different ways over the years, but SCA continues to provide these skills vital with our Conservation Work Skills training. A large portion of SCA alumni find themselves working in the federal land management system and much of that is the result of the training SCA provides to our members
and partners. The success of this depends on recruiting high quality instructors. By joining this process you are stepping into the conservation lineage of our nation’s public lands.

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Introducing Tech Tips

Training doesn’t end when we head into the field each spring. It’s up to every one of us to continue our own professional development and to learn new skills that can be applied to being a successful outdoor leader. With help from the ETE (Education, Training, and Evaluation) department, we will continue to post informative articles and technical tips that will provide ways to expand your skills and knowledge. Find an archive of Tech Tips to come on our “Professional and Skills Development” tab in “The Sump” drop down menu.

Tech Tips #1: Here’s a great resource for trail construction and maintenance techniques from the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Trail Skills College. John Schubert, one of our senior Conservation Work Skills instructors authored much of the content. It’s available for use by anyone as long as credit is given to PCTA for the content.  Here’s a link

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Please feel free to send your own Tech Tips submissions to Josiah Downey and we can get them posted for all to see!

Update Your Application for 2014! (Helpful Guide)

As we move into 2014, we here at SCA are already working towards the quickly approaching field season.  With the New Year, comes a new application.  With the new application comes a mandatory update, please  login to MySCA and get your “Basic Application Information” updated. Here’s a short workflow to help you through the process.

When you login, select “Update” for your Leader application.  Once inside you’ll notice all the tabs are red. 

Go through the red tabs and enter your information, the red denotes that it’s a required field.  After completing each section, be sure to hit the “Save” and then “Done” buttons. This should then turn the tab from red to blue.

Once you’ve updated your Basic Application Information, select the Leader tab to update your Leader Application. Remember to save and then submit your application when finished.

Hooray! You did it! When finished, make sure your Status Overview shows your Basic Application as well as your Leader Application as “Complete.”

If you have any questions or encounter trouble during this process, send us an email at [email protected] or just give us a call. We’re here to help.

Thanks for your continued patience!

The Field Leaders Department

New SCA Website Design. We are Here to Help you Navigate it!

Hello wonderful Field Leaders,

This morning we launched a new design for www.thesca.org. Needless to say this will throw off your normal routine navigating the site. We are here to help you figure it out! Here are a couple quick links that will help you get to the Leader program specific pages:

Field Leader Home Page

Field Leader Position Types

Current Field Leader Openings

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions about this at all: [email protected] or [email protected]

Thanks for your patience!

Toby