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Rensselaer Youth Outdoors: Forest Conservation Corps (FCC) Lead Staff


Applications are accepted starting Monday, April 8th, and close Monday, May 6th. 

Are you interested in fostering meaningful time in nature for young people in Renssealer County? Do you seek fulfilling work that contributes to local conservation? 
As a co-lead staff member for Rensselaer Youth Outdoors Forest Conservation Corps Program, you will be responsible for mentoring 6 crews of 10 teens as they contribute to important stewardship work at conserved land across Renssealer County. The crews will work on valuable conservation projects and be led by staff as they engage in environmental education, outdoor recreation, and exploration.

Experience needed
Experience working with youth, ideally teens age 14-16, is preferred, as well as some experience in outdoor recreation and/or environmental education. Ideal candidates have a bachelor’s in environmental education (or science or studies), natural history, ecology, social work, secondary education, and other related fields. Ideal candidates may also have equivalent experience working a minimum of three years in the fields of education, conservation, or youth work.

Interviews will begin in May. On-site training will begin on or around June 17th, 2024. FCC programming runs from July 1st - August 9th (Monday- Friday; excluding 7/4 – 7/5). On-site wrap-up and debrief will end by August 12th.

Job Type
This is a position that is 8 weeks long, 40 hours per week. The hourly salary range is $22-$25/hour depending on experience.


Read the full job description here.

How to apply
Please submit a statement of interest & resume to RYO Director Michala Hendrick at Put in the subject line: “FCC Lead Staff.” 

If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the position, please reach out via email. 
The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

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