The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Hannah Jo King

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Washington, D. C. Community Crew Leader

Job Description: Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Washington DC area high school students (ages 15-19) and young adult members (18+) for the 2018 DC Summer Conservation Crew Program. 

Training Dates: June 4 – June 14, 2018 (Leader paid for training, and travel to and from training will be paid by SCA)

Mandatory Site Visit Day: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (exact day dependent upon agency partner availability; leaders will know the exact day and time of their site visits at least 1 month before the visit is scheduled)

Program Dates: July 2 - August 10, 2018 (Work locations will be at National and State Parks in the DC metro area)

Primary Responsibilities:
-Responsible for daily management and supervision of SCA Community Conservation Crew with two to ten members
-Assist co-leader (some crews are solo-led) in managing student and group safety and development, curriculum delivery, outdoor and environmental education, and work project completion
-Lead various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range from trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, to urban agriculture
-Leader is responsible for managing work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, work schedule, and vehicles
-Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
-Manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success/potential
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful completion of work project
-Ensure compliance of SCA Risk Management policies/procedures
-Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 4 – June 14, 2018
-Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of training
-Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching in an educational environment a plus
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred i.e. invasive species removal, native plantings, stream bank repair, trail maintenance, 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
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal housing arrangements in Washington DC Area

Compensation: $625 per week

Job Start Date: 6/4/2018

Application Deadline: 5/25/2018

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit us at to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. 

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. 
For more information about SCA, visit us at

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