Training Dates: (02/26/2024­ to 03/08/2024) (paid mandatory training)

Program Dates: (03/11/2024 to 12/06/2024)

Location (City and State): Pennsylvania Multiple: Altoona, Dubois, Harrisburg, Meadville, Norristown, Pittsburgh, Somerset, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre

Primary Responsibilities:

The SCA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is seeking outgoing individuals to join the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps as Project Leaders for the 2024 field season. Project Leaders train, supervise, and administer a crew of five young adults as they work on a variety of conservation projects, career development, and environmental education. Project Leaders work closely with SCA and DCNR staff to ensure a successful and meaningful season for their crews. This is a Full-Time contract position.

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. Projects Leaders also coordinate professional development and environmental education opportunities throughout the season
Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Leader Benefits and Compensation:
$800 weekly stipend
Paid Time Off, Optional Employee Sponsored Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement)
Trainings may include: Trail Construction and Maintenance Training, Chainsaw Training USFS – A/B Bucker, Mental Health First Aid, Basic Carpentry/construction techniques

Questions can be directed to Program Manager Stephen Luteran | [email protected]

The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Click here to learn more about Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the SCA.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Minimum 1 year of leadership, teaching, or supervisory experience
Strong preference for experience working with youth or young adults ages 18-30.
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills- i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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
Strong communication and organization

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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