2021 Edmonds Summer Leader

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Edmonds youth for the Summer Community program run with the City of Edmonds.

Program Dates: July 6th – August 6th 2021

Training Dates: ­Virtual Leader Training June 21st - 25th, 2021; Local Edmonds Training: June 28th -July 2nd 2021 (mandatory paid training)


Primary Responsibilities:

As a Crew Leader you lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of five high school youth, ages 14-19 for six weeks (Mon-Fri). Complete an assortment of hands-on conservation projects including trail construction and rehabilitation, natural resource enhancements, and general trail management across multiple City of Edmonds sites. Plan and lead weekly educational field days and integrate career exploration, leadership development, and team building. Lead a three-day, 2-night camping trip with the crew at Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (July 19th-21st). Administrative and reporting duties are required as they relate to data management, photo documentation, and youth assessments. Crew leaders will also be expected to facilitate a provided environmental education curriculum. Crew Leaders will conduct daily health screening questionnaires with their members and monitor all work activities to ensure that participants are following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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 or young adults (ages 14-19), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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 trainings
  • 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
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in metro Atlanta or close surrounding areas



• Virtual Training Dates: $600/week

• Program Dates: $800/week


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] 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 June 11th, 2021. 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