2021- 2022 Houston School Year Weekend Leader

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire 12 Houston area students for the 2021-2022 Houston School Year Program programs.  

Program Dates:  One weekend a month from October 2021- April 2022 ( Exact dates pending)

Training Dates: ­ September 13th- (End date Pending) (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will be working with a co-lead to guide and inspire a team of twelve Houston area students one weekend a month from October 2021- April 2022. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration in Houston Parks nd Recreation green spaces. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season.


The SCA Houston Community Programs aim to build the next generation of conservation leaders and environmental stewards by getting local Houston youth out into their community and environment to do hands-on service to the land. The programs aim to teach area young people how to:

  • Work outdoors (volunteer service)
  • Live outdoors (camping) * Due to Covid, this will not be a component of the program, but we will revisit this possibility* 
  • Have fun outdoors (outdoor recreation activities like hiking, geocaching, etc.)
  • Love the outdoors (environmental education – connecting young people to their environment, empowering them with the knowledge to protect it)



Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

  • 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


  • Experience working with youth ( ages 14- 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
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: [dates here]
  • 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
  • [Add housing requirements here, i.e. Must have personal housing arrangements in program city]

Compensation: $15 hr

To Apply: 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 [email protected]

And [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.

FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY August 30th. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions are filled on a rolling basis.


SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Program Type
Community Crew Leader