Training Dates: (4/15/24-5/4/24) (paid mandatory training)

Program Dates: (4/15/24-11/8/24)

Location (City and State): Chicago, Illinois

Primary Responsibilities: Supervise a crew of 3 young-adult women, ages 18+, in the completion of various conservation projects within the Chicago Park District natural areas (mainly Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge Marsh, Steelworkers Park, Big Marsh Park). The Crew Leader will manage the crew in activities using hand and power tools to complete projects such as: trail/park maintenance; habitat restoration; invasive species removal; herbicide application; and leading stewardship days. Leader will be responsible for managing the group in environmental education workshops, certificate trainings and outdoor recreation, especially while leading the crew in a one-week careercamping trip with the US Forest Service Urban Connection Program at one of our National Forests. The leader will also be responsible for capturing project outcomes through photo documentation, data collection, reporting, and evaluations. Crew leader will have additional support from an
Assistant Crew Leader on the team.

Leader Benefits and Compensation:
• $920 weekly stipend at 40 hours a week
• CPR/First Aid Training
• Wilderness First Aid Training ($350 value)
• Chainsaw/Brushcutter training
• Illinois Herbicide Applicator License ($100 value)
• Arborist Training

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Leader Qualifications:
• Experience working with youth or young adults, 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 must
occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
• Must be a self-identified woman

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

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