SCA Seeking Community Conservation Crew Leaders


Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) SCA is America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the 2014 Pittsburgh summer program


Lead, mentor and coach a crew of 5-6 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation 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 or to urban agriculture and run for 6 weeks at a time. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting. The 2014 Pittsburgh Program locations include:

  • Frick
  • Highland
  • Schenley
  • Riverview
  • South Side
  • Pittsburgh Parks
  • Hazelwood
  • East Liberty
  • Green spaces in Pittsburgh

Program Dates:June 30th – August 10th, 2014


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to legally work in the US
  • Current First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-19)
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 5 – 14th, 2014
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Compensation: $4025 total salary depending on funding, experience & crew length.

To Apply: Please visit for a detailed description including information on how to apply. Leader applications are accepted only online. For questions, concerns or more information contact and/or


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