Student Conservation Association (SCA)

SCA Pittsburgh Summer Community Crew Leader

Posted: February 14, 2019
Location: Pittsburg, PA
Time Commitment: Program Dates: ­June 24th through August 9th Training Dates: ­expected: June 3rd through June 24th (mandatory paid training)


As Crew Leader, you will be working with a co-lead to guide and inspire a team of 11 high school aged youth from Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The crew will be 60-75% service work such as trail building, habitat restoration, and erosion control, and 25-40% teaching environmental education and job readiness skills. Project monitoring, budgeting, and data collection will also be required throughout the season.

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
  • 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 and supervising youth or young adults (14-18 years old)
  • Background in teaching, environmental education, social work, psychology, or other helping profession
  • Experience with conservation work skills or manual labor skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 6 hours per day, exposed to the elements and 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 paid Crew Leader training: expected June 3rd through June 24th
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Salary and Benefits

$600/week for training and program weeks

Application Process

Email a resume and cover letter to Pittsburgh Program Manager Darren Gruetze at Pittsburgh@theSCA.org. Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.


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