Student Conservation Association (SCA)

2019 Virgin Islands YCC Crew Leader

Posted: May 16, 2019
Location: U.S. Virgin Islands
Time Commitment: Program Dates: 6/17/2019 – 8/6/2019 Training Dates: 6/3/2019 – 6/13/2019 (mandatory paid training in Virginia, travel, food, and lodging provided)


The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Leader will co-lead six youth ranging 15-18, Monday through Friday during regular business hours, at the Virgin Islands National Park/ Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument of St. John, USVI. Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for up to 8 local high school students who work, earn and learn together doing outdoor conservation projects. YCC members complete meaningful projects that require hard work and cooperation.

The Crew Leaders will be responsible for safety, administration, clerical, biological, ecological, and environmental education for the youth enrolled. Work projects may include removal of invasive plants on trails; painting shelters; and assisting with wildlife and vegetation monitoring. Work projects take place outdoors and may involve operating hand and power tools and driving motorized vehicles.

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 15-18), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills 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
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/3/2019 – 6/13/2019
  • 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
  • Local candidates familiar with the culture of St. John/ St. Thomas strongly preferred
  • Must have personal housing arrangements near the program area

Salary and Benefits

$600/week total salary; paid training; also includes CPR/First Aid training provided

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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