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Northwest Community Crew Leader

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Washington State - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid 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), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for Seattle/ Northwest Community programs.

Program Dates:

Seattle and Edmonds: July 11 - Aug 19, 2016

  • Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19
  • Lead various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range from trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, to urban agriculture
  • Leaders will facilitate pre and post program planning which includes crew training, environmental education, job readiness and youth leadership and reporting.
  • Crew runs Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00pm


Mount Rainier National Park Crew: early July - late August, 2016

  • Crews live and work in Mount Rainier National Park and consist of two leaders and 8 high school students. Summer consists of three different crews running for fifteen day each
  • Leaders camp with their crew in front country or backcountry sites and work to complete conservation projects in trail building & maintenance
  • Manage relationship with Mount Rainier National Park staff
  • Facilitate crew operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, work schedule
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Supervise crew members on full time basis 24hr/day, 7 days/week for program length


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leader responsible for managing work outcomes and crew dynamics.
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning, tools, equipment, and vehicles. Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success/potential.
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics.
  • Ensure successful completion of work project.
  • Ensure compliance of SCA Risk Management policies/procedures.
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner.


Compensation: Up to$4,200 for Seattle/ Edmonds crews and up to $5,175 for Mount Rainier Crews total salary depending on experience & program length

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email scaseattle@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.


SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

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

Experience and Skills:


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training in June 2016
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 15-19), teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred 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 and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license for 3 years and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in program city for Seattle/ Edmonds crews


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