Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s #1 conservation service organization and is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire a team of conservations stewards as a Project Leader for the 2022 Ice Age Trail Team.

Position Dates (subject to change): 

Project Leader Training: May 15 – 26 (Harrisonburg, VA)
Leader season starts on site: 5/30

Member season starts: 6/6
Leader end date: 9/4

This will be an all-female team, made up of one Project Leader and four adult Members. The 2022 Ice Age Trail team will gain experience working on the Ice Age trail, one of the eleven national scenic trails in the US. The segments of the trail located in the Central and Northern parts of Wisconsin will be the primary areas of focus. The team will acquire valuable hands-on experience constructing and maintaining trail and trail structures. Some specifics about the projects include:

Constructing new trail
Building boardwalks among other structures

Routine trail maintenance including corridor clearing and invasive plant removal

Preference will be given to female-identifying applicants; we welcome cis and trans females, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming people.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Specifically, the Project Leader will:

Act as a Corps Team Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics

Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of S

Required Skills:

Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching or environmental education a plus

Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – e.g., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, gardening

Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in the US

Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meet

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. IMPORTANT: Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org