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: Feb 27th -March 10th, 2023 (paid mandatory training)
Program Dates: March 10th -December 8th, 2023
Location (City and State): Harrisburg PA
The Student Conservation Association in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is seeking outgoing individuals to join the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps as Project Leaders for the 2023 field season. Project Leaders train, supervise, and administer a crew of five young adults as they work on a variety of conservation projects, career development, and environmental education. Project Leaders work closely with SCA and DCNR staff to ensure a successful and meaningful season for their crews. This is a Full-Time contract position.
$800 weekly stipend
Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, PTO
Leaders may receive the following training:
Mental Health First Aid
Trail Skill Training with Penn Trails (Independent Trail Building Organization)
Carpentry Refresher Training
Project Management Training
Wilderness First Aid (can be provided if needed)
Game of Logging Levels I and II (if not currently saw trained)
Conservation Work Skills Refresher (4 Days)
Please submit your resume and a brief statement of interest.
Experience working with youth or young adults (15-25), 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
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age...
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...
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.