NYC Hurricane Sandy Community Crew Leaders

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth crews for the Hurricane Sandy Recovery program in New York City and surrounding parks and boroughs.

Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 12 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects will take place in Jamaica Bay, Staten Island & Sandy Hook, NJ. Crews will help assist in hurricane recovery efforts.

Program Dates: July 7 – August 15, 2014 and a mandatory Training from June 18 – June 27, 2014 and an additional NYC specific training July 1 - July 3, 2014.

  • Potential to extend for up to 10 additional paid weeks serving on a Leader crew in the spring and fall.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Train & supervise Crew Members in safe and proper tool use
  • Organize & lead recreation trip after completion of work project
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Successful completion of criminal background check & MVR check within SCA guidelines
  • Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training.
  • Documented experience working with urban youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Preferred experience with conservation work skills or related skills, 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
  • Attend Mandatory Leader training from June 18 – June 27, 2014 and a NYC specific training from July 1 - July 3, 2014.
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in NYC or the surrounding areas.

$625/week, depending on experience, for up to 8 weeks. Paid Crew Leader Training & Work Skills ($455/week, travel, food & lodging provided)

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with “NYC Community Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application. 

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Program Type
Community Crew Leader
New York