The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Hannah Jo King

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA GulfCorps Project 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 young adults for our GulfCorps program.  

As Crew Leader, you will be working with a co-lead to guide and inspire a team of eight young adults from the Mobile, AL area. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and boardwalk and trail work in various sites along coastal Alabama. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season. 

Program Dates: Sept/Oct 2018 – April 2019
Training Dates: Aug/Sept 2018

Primary Responsibilities:
• Act as a Crew Leader, working with another leader to guide crew dynamics and facilitate teamwork for a team of eight young adults (18-25);
• Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training crew members to complete quality work in a timely manner;
• Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner to organize tasks and ensure successful completion of work projects; and
• Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA program manager, completing SCA and grant documentation and requirements, and managing a budget.


Preference will be given to applicants that have: 
• Experience managing teams of at-risk youth or young adults (18-25) in an outdoor setting;
• Strong conservation work skills or related skills, specifically trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw, carpentry, data collection, and environmental monitoring;
• Experience working independently and in a team setting to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner;
• Effective communication and conflict resolution skills and/or training; and
• The ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.

Applicant must:
• Be a minimum of 21 years of age
• Have ability to legally work in the US
• Have a valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
• Meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
• Attend mandatory Crew Leader training: Aug 2018 (dates TBD)
• Have current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
• Must be able to find housing in the Mobile, AL area

Compensation: $600/week total salary, benefits eligible

Job Start Date: 8/20/2018

Application Deadline: 7/27/2018

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.

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