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Community Crew Leaders

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Pennsylvania - America North
Town/City Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Clinton, NJ, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Bay Area, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Connecticut, Washington D.C.
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
SCA - Student Conservation Association logo
Directory Entry : The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


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.

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, green job readiness curriculum and program reporting. Program locations: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Clinton, NJ, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Bay Area, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Connecticut, 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 have personal housing arrangements in program city
  • 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.

Up to $3795 depending on experience and crew length.  Work schedule 8hrs/day, M-F.  Mandatory 10 day long Crew Leader Orientation & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided)

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