Environmental Youth program Leader- Fairbanks, Alaska- SEASONAL

The Fairbanks Youth for Habitat Program has been improving local habitat
and providing a unique experience for local youth since 2009. The
program seeks to improve local wildlife habitats and provide local area
youth with the skills and knowledge for continued partnerships in
natural resource related activities that provide a benefit for critical
habitat.The Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is an outreach
and technical assistance organization whose mission is to serve its
cooperators, private landowners, and all citizens of the district by
promoting wise development and conservation of natural resources. The
FSWCD has provided support and technical assistance for the Fairbanks
Youth for Habitat program and now coordinates all aspects of the

The FSWCD is seeking a candidate with experience in natural resource
management and working with youth. The candidate must demonstrate the
ability to supervise kids, show patience and good judgement and be able
to fill a teacher/mentor role. Daily tasks are varied and inconsistent-
sometimes requiring short-notice changes/substitutions.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.    Plan, organize, and coordinate all daily activities for groups
up to 10, ages 13-15.
2.    Plan and implement technical projects such as streambank
restoration, green infrastructure, and other natural resource related
3.    Provide supervision and support for participating youth in all
aspects of the program
4.    Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
1.    Able to use a variety of power and manual tools including saws,
hammers, shovels, etc.
2.    Must be independent, self-motivated and require little
supervision for daily tasks
3.    Adaptability and willingness to deal with unpredictability
4.    Must be organized and flexible with the ability to multi-task
5.    Excellent communication and problem solving skills are essential
6.    Must show the ability to follow directions and follow through on
all assigned tasks
7.    Valid driver’s license and be able to pass a federal background

Desired (but not required) Skills
1.    Knowledgeable in stream bank restoration and revegetation
2.    Experience working with youth specifically related to natural
resource management
3.    Training in education and/or natural resource management
4.    Familiarity with soil and water monitoring and testing
5.    Knowledge of local environments, flora, and fauna and locally
invasive species

This position will begin in early April on a part-time basis and will
switch to full time (40hrs per week) for May through September 2017. The
rate of pay will be $15-17/hour DOE.
Apply by February 10, 2017

Cover letter, resume, and 3 references may be emailed to
[email protected] or hand-delivered to 590 University Avenue, Ste 2,
Fairbanks Alaska 99709