Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Seattle Summer Community Crew Leader

Posted: March 11, 2019
Location: Puget Sound Region
Time Commitment: July 1st – August 23rd, 2019


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.

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 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).

Salary and Benefits

$760/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, 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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