Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire 10 students for the Bay Area Community programs.

Compensation: $840/week total salary, paid training

Program Dates:  6/27-8/12

Training Dates: 6/7-6/11 OR 6/14-6/18 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

: This position will be responsible for daily management and supervision of a Community Crew with eight to ten high school student members, and potentially one Apprentice Crew Leader (ACL). The Community Crew Leader will manage student safety and development, and work project management. This position will represent SCA on-site and coordinate with Agency partner on designated project(s). Community Crew Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams and they will be expected to strive for proactive communication, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

Act as a Crew 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 SCA

Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Tagged as: Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with youth or young adults [age 14-19], teaching or environmental education a plus

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

Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

Current First Aid and CPR cert.

Required Skills:

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/6-6/10 OR 6/20-6/24

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 meets SCA standards

Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

[Add housing requirements here, i.e. Must have personal housing arrangements in program city]

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. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted. FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY April 1st. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early.