Conservation Community Crew Leaders needed by Student Conservation Association

From the Student Conservation Association

March 24, 2010


The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for the summer. SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.

Conservation Community Crew Leader
Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-18, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties and gardening. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting. Program locations: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Clinton, NJ, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Newark, Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Seattle, Stamford, Washington D.C.

Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
Manage relationship with agency partner
Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
Manage all medical and first aid aspects
Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
Supervise crew members during the work day
Train & supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use
Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project
Complete required program reporting and documentation

Required Qualifications:
Be at least 21 years old
Must have ability to legally work in the US
Valid driver’s license
Successful completion of criminal background check & MVR check within SCA guidelines
Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training.
Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening.
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
Must have personal housing arrangements in program city

Salary: $525 weekly. Work Schedule 8hrs/day, M-F.
Crew Leader Orientation & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided)

To apply, go online to
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SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
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