Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.

Training Dates: June 5-9 Site TBD and June 12-17 Site TBD (mandatory paid (paid mandatory training

Program Dates: 7/10/2023-8/18/2023

Location (City and State): Asbury, NJ. West Orange, NJ

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of 4-6 High School students. The crew will be working on various conservation projects in natural spaces in Asbury, NJ and West Orange, NJ. As a Crew Leader you would be responsible for picking the crew members up in an SCA vehicle at an agreed upon location and transporting them to and from their worksites. You will guide conservation projects and environmental education (EE) activities for the duration of this 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

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 [15-19), 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 and/or WFA/WFR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: [dates here]

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

[Add housing requirements here, i.e., Must have personal housing arrangements in program city

Leader Benefits and Compensation:

$820 weekly stipend

$TBD travel stipend

Describe housing offered, including the location of housing and whether field base meals are included, and additional benefits i.e., Wi-Fi.

$800/wk. for Orientation and Work Skills Training from 6/5-6/9 and 6/12-6/17


SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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

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