2021 GulfCorps Conservation Crew Leader

Conservation Begins Here.

As GulfCorps Conservation Crew Leader, you will work with a co-leader to guide and inspire a team of eight young adults from the Mobile, AL area. With funding from the RESTORE Act, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, this crew works to improve inland habitats along the Alabama coast. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, boardwalk repair, and trail work in various sites along coastal Alabama. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season. Strong work skills (carpentry, chainsaw, herbicide application), strong monitoring skills (data collection, GPS, GIS), and experience leading teams are requirements for this position. For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew.

Program Dates:  Sept 2021 – April 2022 (exact dates, TBD)

Training Dates:  Sept 2021 (exact dates, TBD)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Crew Leader and work closely with a co-leader to guide crew dynamics and facilitate teamwork for a team of eight young adults (18+);
  • Function as a Technical Advisor assisting in training crew members to complete quality field work and project monitoring in a timely manner;
  • Act as a Mentor as you assist crew members with Professional Development program requirements;
  • Serve as a Partnership Representative managing relationships with agency partner to organize tasks and ensure successful completion of work projects; and
  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator by communicating with SCA program manager, completing SCA and grant documentation and requirements, and managing a budget.


Preference will be given to applicants that have:

  • Strong conservation work skills, specifically related to invasive plant treatment, trail maintenance, boardwalk construction, chainsaw, and carpentry;
  • Strong project monitoring and data collection skills, specifically using GIS/GPS;
  • Experience managing teams of at-risk youth or young adults [18+] in an outdoor setting;
  • Experience working independently and in a team setting to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner; and
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution skills and/or training.

Applicant must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Have ability to legally work in the US
  • Have a valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Have the ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Attend mandatory Crew Leader training: Sept 2021 (dates TBD)


Compensation: $650/week total salary

Housing and food stipend are not included.

For more information: Contact Larissa Graham, SCA’s Gulf Coast Teams Manager at LGraham(at)thesca.org or Karrie Arnold, SCA’s GulfCorps Program Coordinator at KArnold(at)thesca.org. For more about the GulfCorps program, visit https://www.thesca.org/serve/program/gulfcorps-conservation-crew.


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 three (3) references. Once your application is complete and submitted, you must email leaders(at)thesca.org and Larissa Graham at LGraham(at)thesca.org with the subject line: “GulfCorps crew leader” so we know to review your application. Interviews will being in mid to late June.


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


Program Type
Project Leader
SCA Gulf Coast