Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local North Lawndale students and Joliet students for the Midewin Tallgrass Prairie High School Crew.

Program Dates: July 5th-August 16th Monday and Tuesday @ Midewin, Wednesday @ Environmental Field Day, Thursday @ Midewin, Friday: members stay home, and leaders meet with program staff for administrative duty support, CL also use this time to restock supplies, and plan for the upcoming week.

Training Dates: SCA Training: TBD in Early June Local: June 25th-June 30th Salt Creek Facility in Westchester IL

Primary Responsibilities:

Pick up your cohort of crew members

Assist your crew with projects within your worksites

Assist your crew in natural habitat restoration and trail maintenance

Properly use hand tools like loppers, bow saws, shovels, rakes, etc.

Participate in all program Environmental Education days

Help record and track work hours, and fill out a proper timesheet

Provide feedback, a positive work environment, and motivation

Follow all program rules and regulations

Data and photo collection, program wrap-up & reporting

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


Experience working with youth or young adults 14-19 years of age, teaching or environmental education a plus

Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred (i.e., invasive removal, seed collection, trail work, outdoor education, team building, creating workshops)

Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 7 hours per day, exposed to the elements and 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 a mandatory SCA Crew Leader training: Early June TBA Local Training: June 26th-June 30th

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in the US

Must have a valid drivers license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

Must be able to meet SCAs criminal background check standards

Experience driving a mini van

THIS POSITION HAS NO HOUSING, must be able to make it to and from pickup site

Compensation: $23/hr 35hrs a week-6 weeks, work vehicle provided, and program budget card


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Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

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

Submit Application Here: https://www.indeed.com/job/midewin-tallgrass-prairie-conservation-corps-hs-crew-leader-5711215fe633e966