Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to co-lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Houston Youth Conservation Leadership program.

Program Dates: (10 weeks total)

Training Dates: June 5th- June 17th. (mandatory paid training)

Leader Prep : June 20th- June 24th

Crew Dates: June 27th- August 5th

Leader Wrap up: August 8th- August 12th.

Position ID: PO-00733609

Primary Responsibilities:

Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10 high school youth, ages 14-19 for six weeks (Mon-Fri). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation and restoration projects within different areas on various project locations, and plan and lead weekly educational field

days. 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.

Please note, projects vary from partner to site. Responsibilities can include; Invasive species management; data collection, trailwork in public viewing and recreational areas.

The program composition will consist of 2 Project leaders and 10 Youth Conservation Team Members and will be managed by the SCA Houston Program Manager.

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: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Experience working with youth, teaching or environmental education a plus

Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred

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 by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in th

Required Skills:

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 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 May 5th, 2021 Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early a