Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire.
Program Dates: June 6 – August 12, 2022
Training Dates: June 6-18 (mandatory paid training)
As Crew Leader, you will be working with a co-lead to guide and inspire a team of eight young adults from the Mobile, Pittsburgh area. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and boardwalk and trail work in various sites in Pittsburgh. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season.
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
COMPENSATION: $700 per week for 9 weeks
2 weeks of training
1 week unpaid break June 20-24
6 weeks of youth crew leading
1 week of site cleanup
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 most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
Current First Aid a
Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 6-18
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Must have ability to legally work in the US
Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
Must have PA Child Protection Clearances by June 6
Available for the entire length of the program – June 6-August 12
Ability to meet SCA’s COVID vaccinate policy, protocols, and procedures*:
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.