The Student Conservation Association

Contact Name: Sue Minor

Company/Organization/Agency: The Student Conservation Association

Address: 1265 S Main St, #210, Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (510) 832-1966

Job Title: SCA Seattle Community Crew Leader

Job Description: The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for Seattle/Northwest Community programs.

Program Dates:
Seattle and Edmonds: July 10th – August 18th 2017

-Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19
-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
-Leaders will facilitate pre and post program planning which includes crew training, environmental education, job readiness and youth leadership and reporting
-Crews run Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. Crew Leader will be responsible for some after hours and weekend prep.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Leader responsible for managing work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning, tools, equipment, 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 and 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 in June 2017
-Current First Aid & CPR required by the start of training: Wilderness First Aid preferred
-Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 15-19), teaching in an educational environment a plus
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred (i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, 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 for 3 years and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Must have personal housing arrangements in the program city for Seattle/Edmonds crews

Compensation: $675/week depending on experience & program length

Job Start Date: 6/5/2017

Application Deadline: 5/15/2017

Additional Information: To Apply: Visit us at to create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections 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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