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The Student Conservation Association

Position title : SCA Seattle Summer Youth Conservation Crew Leader

Deadline to apply : 04/01/2019

Type of Position : Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc : Seattle

State / Territory : Washington

Organization/Program Description :

Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. SCA leads the nation in providing conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training. Every year, in all 50 states, thousands of high school, college, graduate students and others join the association to work for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces.

Position Description :

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Puget Sound region high school students for the Seattle Community Program.  

Program Dates: ­ July 1st – August 23rd, 2019

Training Dates: ­ June 14th – June 27th, 2019 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Community Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will work to guide and inspire a team of ten high school age Crew Members from around the Puget Sound region. The crew will be working on projects related to urban habitat restoration, urban agriculture and trail building. Crew Leaders will also plan and facilitate lessons in environmental education and lead field trips related to their topics of discussion.

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


  • Experience working with youth or young adults, ages 15-19. Teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsawing, 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
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/14/19-6/27/19
  • 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 personal housing arrangement in greater Seattle area (note: crews will be based in either South Seattle or Edmonds, WA. Geographical preference can be communicated during interview process).

Compensation: $600-640/week total salary, paid training

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org 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 www.theSCA.org

Benefits :

$600-640/week total salary, paid training