Conservation Begins Here.

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

Training Dates: (paid mandatory training) June 5-9 (Harrisonburg VA) and June 13-17 (Bronx NY) (mandatory paid training)

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

Location (City and State): New York City

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of 10 High School students. The crew will be working on various conservation projects in parks located in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. 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

Leader Qualifications:

Experience working with youth or young adults [Enter preferred age range here], 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

Current First Aid and CPR and/or WFA/WFR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/5-6/9 (Harrisonburg, VA) 6/13-6/17 (Work skills Training/Bronx, NY)

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have the ability to legally work in the US

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

Leader Benefits and Compensation: $820/week Paid Training $800/Week


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

Submit Application Here: https://www.indeed.com/job/nyc-community-crew-leader-4671033b557ab69d