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National Park Service Job Opportunity for Youth

Dear community and youth program leaders:

 I am writing to let you know about a unique and exciting new program for youth and opportunities for employment in Richmond, CA.

 The National Park Service will initiate a new part-time youth crew program located at Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historic Park (NHP) in Richmond, CA, begining August 2008. Six high school age girls will have the opportunity to receive paid experience in community outreach, media arts, and education under the supervision of a crew leader and a coordinator employed by the Student Conservation Association, a national organization that has led youth programs devoted to public lands stewardship since 1957.

 I am attaching a job description for the position we are recruiting for now

-- Program Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate, graduate student, or instructor who is interested in a flexible, part-time position with the National Park Service and has strong program development and communications skills. The description is attached.

Please pass this on to anyone else who may be interested. We have a short timeline, so we'd like to hear from qualified candidates as soon as possible.

 Please note that we will be advertising the positions of crew leader (1) and crew members (6) to be hired by 9/15, so please alert high school girls and college-age candidates of these other openings, and I will forward the job notices to you as soon as I have them.

 To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Bettina Mok, bmok@thesca.org or by fax to 510-832-4726 no later than Thursday, July 31, 2008.

 Thanks so much,

 Carla Koop Outreach Coordinator, National Park Service Rosie the Riveter/ World War II Home Front NHP

1401 Marina Way South

Richmond CA 94804

510-232-0865 phone

510-232-5504 fax



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Position Title:  Youth Crew Program Coordinator

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (6 months, beginning August 2008)

Employer:  Student Conservation Association (SCA), reporting to SCA’s Oakland-based Regional High School Program Manager

Location: Richmond and Oakland, California

Hourly Pay: $19.28 - $21.93

Summary:  Responsible for developing a new part-time youth crew program that will engage six high school age girls in community outreach, media arts, and education work at Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historic Park (NHP) in Richmond, CA. The Coordinator will work closely with SCA and National Park Service staff, as well as with Red Oak Victory Ship volunteers, and with Richmond Youth Media. This person will also be responsible for helping identify future partner agencies and potential funders to keep the program going beyond its pilot year. The position is part-time, from August 2008 through January 2009.


Hours: Hours are somewhat flexible, ideally averaging 20-26 hours/week in August and September 2008, then going down to 10-12 hours/week from October 2008 to late January 2009 (with some time off in late December). Primarily weekday business hours, but with occasional weekend or evening activities.



  • Meet and plan with various partner agencies to develop a nine-month schedule of work, educational and recreational activities, and related resources for the crew.
  • Establish goals and outcomes for the youth crew, based on the needs of the Rosie the Riveter/WW II Home Front NHP and the stipulations of the grant that is funding this crew.
  • Help identify, interview and select prospective crew members, in conjunction with Richmond Youth Media, Richmond YouthWORKS, and local schools and Career Academies.
  • Serve as liaison between partner agencies and SCA. Communicate with SCA staff as needed.
  • Prepare crew leader and crew member orientation for mid-September 2008.
  • Help develop evaluation surveys for crew members and partner agencies.
  • Meet with city officials, school principals, potential funders, and others in the community to promote the program and its longer-term sustainability.
  • Serve as back up crew leader in case crew leader is indisposed while crew is in session.  This may involve driving crew members, supervising them at the worksite, leading activities, etc.
  • Follow all SCA policies and procedures as required for the position.



  • Previous experience in youth program development /management, preferably in an urban setting.
  • Experience in managing and/or establishing partnerships between schools, nonprofits, foundations, and/or governmental agencies. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • College or graduate degree preferred. Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Basic computer skills – using Word, Excel, and the internet – required.
  • Knowledge of the Richmond community, schools and funders preferred.
  • Previous experience with videography or filmmaking preferred but not required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and must pass criminal/driving background check at SCA’s expense. Ability and willingness to drive a 7- or 10-passenger van.



·         Draft written crew schedule and program goals/outcomes in consultation with Program Manager and Park staff by 9/1/08.

·         Have selected six eligible and motivated crew members hired by 9/15/08.

·         Complete written crew leader and crew member orientation agendas by 9/15/08.

·         Ensure that program-related supplies, resources, speakers, etc. are in place prior to daily crew activities.

·         Provide contact list and correspondence log of Richmond-based city officials, existing and potential partner organizations, school principals and teachers, existing and potential funders, and other individuals who may contribute to the longer-term sustainability of this project –by 1/30/09,

·         Create written post-project survey for partner agencies and crew members by 1/30/09.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee (SCA Crew Leader) to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to lift and/or move 20 pounds or more, is required to drive, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; have close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Bettina Mok, bmok@thesca.org or by fax to 510-832-4726 no later than Thursday, July 31, 2008. We will begin reviewing applications prior to that, on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. We may not be able to respond to all applicants and will not review resumes that are submitted without a relevant cover letter.


SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org