Training Dates: 4/17/2023 – 5/12/2023 (paid mandatory training)

Program Dates: 4/17/2023 – 9/10/2023; 1 position will end 10/1/2023

Location (City and State: Anchorage, AK; Multiple Locations, depending on position placement; Interior, Southeast, Southcentral

Primary Responsibilities:

Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in a remote site, living and working with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field.  Leaders are required to perform the administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members’ timesheets, and manage a field budget.   Leaders are responsible to teach the crew outdoor living skills to meet basic needs of shelter and nutrition throughout the season. Leaders are responsible for meal planning and purchasing, gear acquisition and transportation logistics to/from the work site. 

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

Act as a Team Supervisor by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, guiding group dynamics and community building, and being transparent and receptive to ideas when making decisions.  
Serve as a Teacher by mentoring personal and professional development, teaching environmental stewardship, and teaching conflict resolution skills.  
Act as a Project Manager by coordinating with agency partners to ensure successful and timely completion of work projects and upholding a positive representation of SCA.  
Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by organizing logistics, completing timely documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff, agency partners, and their own team members.

Qualifications: Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification is required prior to member start. If you don’t have this certification or are not enrolled in a course, SCA is providing an opportunity to attend a course prior to Leader Training. Details for that course are: WFR/ WFA training is available in Darby, MT on 4/11 (Travel), Course 4/12 to 4/16. Leader salary will not be paid during this training until Program Leader Training Start Date (4/17), but course, room, and board are all covered by SCA. *35 hours of pre course work is required before the 4/12 in person course starts.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Must be a minimum of 21 years of age   

Must have ability to legally work in the US.

Valid drivers license and MVR that meets SCA standards required to drive SCA vehicles

Ability to meet SCAs criminal background check standards

xperience working with young adults 18 and older; managing group dynamics; teaching in an outdoor environment

Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred i.e., habitat restoration, trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry,

Required Skills:

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

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.

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