Student Conservation Association (SCA)

DC Urban Tree House Crew Leader

Posted: March 13, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Time Commitment: Program Dates: ­ June 19th – Aug 16th Training Dates: ­ June 3rd-13th (mandatory paid training)


SCA’s DC Urban Tree House (UTH) provides free environmental education programs for DC urban youth (K-12). It gives DC youth the opportunity to have fun experiences in nature, become aware of their relationship with the environment, and participate in hands-on conservation projects outdoors.

Job Responsibilites

  • Responsible for daily management and supervision of SCA Environmental Education Interns
  • Assist Program Coordinator in facilitating and leading environmental education activities for K-12th grade students.
  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans
  • Leader is responsible for managing work outcomes and intern dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: supplies & 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 outcome and delivery of program
  • Ensure compliance of SCA Risk Management policies/procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Required Qualifications

  • 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 3, 2019-June 13, 2019
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth and young adults (ages 4- 22),
  • Teaching and/or environmental education experience
  • Ability to spend 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 program city

Salary and Benefits

$625/week total salary, paid training

Application Process

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.


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