Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA Bay Area Community Crew Leader

Posted: May 02, 2019
Location: Leadership positions are based in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Vallejo, CA.
Time Commitment: Program Dates: July - August Training Dates: June 14 – June 27 (mandatory paid training)


Passionate individuals are paid to co-lead a crew of high school students, facilitating both project management and youth development. Your high school crew members are paid to work outside, learn and practice ecological conservation, and gain professional work experience and leadership skills. Leadership positions are based in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Vallejo, CA.

Job Responsibilites

  • 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:
    • Lead crew on one overnight camping trip (Vallejo and Oakland crews camp for multiple weeks)
    • Each Friday: lead a full day of environmental education activities, recreation field trips, or professional development activities
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth or young adults ages 15-18. Teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills is preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Some outdoor recreation or environmental education experience desired
  • Current Basic First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 14 – June 27
  • 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 arrangements in program city
  • SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to workforce diversity; people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits

$600 to $750/week total salary, depending on crew schedule

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, you MUST email leaders@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.


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