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 5th through June 23rd (paid training)
Program Dates: June 26th-August 11th
Location (City and State): Pittsburgh, Pa
Community Crew Leaders work with a co-lead to directly supervise the safety, development, work projects, and education of a team of 10 high school aged youth. Each team will be assigned a City Park or Greenspace to work in. Over the course of the 6-week program the crew will divide their time between service work (50-75%), such as trail building, invasive removal, and habitat restoration; and environmental education and leadership development (25-50%), including structured lessons, games, and group activities. As the on-the-ground representative of SCA, Community Crew Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams and are expected to proactively communicate, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA.
Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork and guiding crew dynamics
Serve as a Mentor, by supporting personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
Act as a Project Manager, by ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, communicating with agency park partners, 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 high school aged youth; background in teaching or environmental education a plus
Experience with manual labor or related skills preferred, including trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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
Minimum of 21 years of age
Ability to legally work in the US
Valid drivers license for 3+ years and driving history that meets SCA standards preferred,
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
$700/week, paid biweekly for training and program dates
Trainings provided: SCA leadership training, conflict mediation, Mental Health First Aid, SCA trail building and maintenance
SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
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.