Join the SCMF Team

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes connecting communities to our public lands is the key to their survival. We mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship. The Southern California Mountains Foundation supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects;  protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; and provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment.  The Southern California Mountains Foundation consists of 30 full-time staff,  75-100 part-time employees and 750 volunteers.  We achieve our mission through seven programs: (1) Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, (2) Big Bear Discovery Center, (3) Off-Highway Vehicles, (4) Fire Lookouts, (5) National Children’s Forest, (6) Music in the Mountains and (7) Big Bear Trails.

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

UCCIE Corpsmember

Job Description:

The UCCIE welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, ages 18-25, to join our crews and education program. Corpsmembers (program participants) serve on crews of 4-10 individuals providing services to their community.  Type of daily work varies.  All training, uniforms, and transportation provided.  Participants will support recycling and conservation services. Examples of work projects include: recycling routes, e-waste and tire collection, trail building, and weed abatement. Program participants are provided on-the-job training and continuing education opportunities for up to 12 months.

Requirements:

  • 18-25 years of age
  • A resident of Riverside or San Bernardino Counties
  • Able to successfully pass physical exam and training
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Willing and able to participate in the UCCIE education program
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Interested in career development and participation in field-study programs
  • Interested in conservation issues, recycling, waste reduction, and natural resource projects

Compensation:

This is a part-time position with a work schedule of 2-3 days/week as scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a 30-minute lunch. Flexibility in work schedule and hours is required and may include weekends or after hour work if needed and scheduled.

  • Hourly pay rate is $14/hour
  • Training and mentorship in environmental science, career development, public relations, and community leadership.
  • Post-service job search assistance and support for one year after completion of the program

How to apply:

Fill out an application online HERE at mountainsfoundation.org

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