NYC Community Conservation Crew Leader

  • Student Conservation Association
  • NYC, NY, United States
  • May 16, 2017
Temporary Communication/Public Outreach Natural Resources Training

Job Description

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire High School students for the NYC Community programs.

Leader Training: June 8th-18th, 2017

Program Dates: July 10th-August 18th, 2017

Primary Responsibilities:

Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation and service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties and urban agriculture. All programs run for six weeks at a time. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning, which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting.


  • 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 8-18th, 2017)
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, 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
  • 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

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Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


Compensation: Up to $4,550 total salary depending on experience & program length

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