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:

Track I: 4/17/2023 -5/14/2023 (paid mandatory training)

Track II: 5/15/2023 8/19/2023 (Paid mandatory training)

Program Dates:

Track I 5/15/2023 8/19/2023

Track II: 6/12/2023 8/19/2023

Location (City and State): Multiple Locations: Please note: placements will be determined by matching leader candidate skills with project needs. Projects placements may include partners like…

The Modoc National Forest (northern California)

Joes Valley and Fish Lake (Utah)

Snow Mountain Wilderness (northern California)

The Pacific Crest Trail (California and Southern Oregon)

Sequoia National Forest (eastern California)

Methow Valley (Washington State)

And many more

Primary Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

Project leaders are responsible for daily management and supervision of a Conservation Trail Corps project in either backcountry or a front-country site with members 18 & older. Project Leaders coordinate with agency partners to plan and implement projects, and with SCA staff to manage crew safety, performance, and logistics in the field. Leaders are required to perform administrative tasks to track project outcomes, approve members timesheets, and manage a field budget.

Qualifications update: Ability to obtain a Wilderness First Responder Certification by the start of the Program. If you don’t have this certification or are not enrolled in a course, SCA is providing an opportunity to attend a course prior to Leader Training. Details for that course are: WFR/ WFA training is available in Darby, MT on 4/11 (Travel), Course 4/12 to 4/16. Leader salary will not be paid during this training until Program Leader Training Start Date (4/17), but course, room, and board are all covered by SCA. *35 hours of pre course work is required before the 4/12 in person course starts.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Experience working with youth or young adults ages 18-25, 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

Ability to obtain a Wilderness First Responder Certification b

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