Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire 4 young adult students for the East Bay Regional Parks Trail Corps programs.

Program Dates: 5/14/2022 to 10/28/2022

Training Dates: 5/14-5/24 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of four young adults in the Bay area. The SCA trail crew will work with the East Bay Regional Park District staff on a variety of trail projects throughout the Park District. Projects may vary widely in location and scope. They may include, but not limited to: Trail maintenance (tread and drainage), social trail restoration, Installation of erosion structures, clearing of trail corridor, reset slope for water run-off, And more

Project work will be physical in nature and demanding. Crew will have to hike uneven terrain, carry a heavy pack and tools, and work in the elements. Candidates must be looking for a new adventure, want to be part of a team, adaptable in any situation, and have a positive mindset.

Housing is provided for the entire duration of the program.

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

Compensation: $850/week total salary,

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


Experience working with youth or young adults 18-24, teaching or environmental education a plus

Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – 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

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training (Harrisonburg, VA):

Required Skills:

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

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. BIPOC strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions ar