Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Edmonds students for the community crew summer program.

Program Dates:  July 5th – August 16th, 2022

Training Dates:

West Coast in-person Training: June 20th – June 24th (housing, food, transportation provided)

Local Training: June 27th – July 1st (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 5 high school youth, ages 14-19 for five weeks (Mon-Fri). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation projects including trail construction and rehabilitation, natural resource enhancements, and general trail management across multiple Edmonds Parks and Recreation sites. Plan and lead weekly educational field days and integrate career exploration, leadership development, and team building. Administrative and reporting duties are required as they relate to data management, photo documentation, and youth assessments. Crew leaders will also be expected to facilitate a provided environmental education curriculum.

Crew Leaders will conduct daily health screening questionnaires with their members and monitor all work activities to ensure that participants are following COVID-19 safety protocols.

Compensation: $840/week total salary, paid training

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Experience working with youth or young adults [ages 14-19], 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

Current First Aid and CPR certification required

Required Skills:

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/20/22– 6/24/22, and 6/27/22 – 7/1/22

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

Must have local housing arrangements

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

o 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 May 9th, 2022. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as