Conservation Begins Here.

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

Training Dates: (06/12/2023) – (06/21/2023) (paid mandatory training)

Program Dates: (07/05/2023) – (08/11/2023)

Location (City and State) Renovo, Pennsylvania

Primary Responsibilities:

For the 2023 summer season, the PA Outdoor Corps is looking for qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth while completing conservation projects in State Parks, Forests, and other outdoor spaces across Pennsylvania. Crew Leaders train, supervise, and guide crews of 6 high school students, ages 15 to 18, on a variety of outdoor work projects, including trail construction, habitat restoration, and park maintenance, among others. Leaders should have experience working with youth or experience in outdoor occupations.

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 Benefits and Compensation:

$740 weekly stipend
$TBD travel stipend
Housing offered in either Renovo, PA or Lock Haven, PA. Field meals not included. Lunch will be provided for the crew each day.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Leader Qualifications:

Experience working with youth or young adults, 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 BLS/CPR certification by the start ...

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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