Philadelphia & Camden Community Crew Leader

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks 2 qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth for the Philadelphia, PA & Camden, NJ Summer Community Programs.

Program Dates:  July through August 2017 (exact dates TBA) must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training in June

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 6-10 students, ages 15-19
  • Lead various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship.  Projects include a range from trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, small construction projects to urban agriculture/gardening
  • Leaders will facilitate crew training, environmental education, job readiness and  youth leadership activities, and reporting
  • Work Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; Crew Leaders will be responsible for some afterhours meetings


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training (10 days in June, specific dates TBA)
  • Current First Aid & CPR required by the start of training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18), teaching in an educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred (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 and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license for 3 years and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in or near program city

Compensation:  Starting at $15/hour depending on experience & program length

To Apply:  Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile; complete the basic, leader, and final application sections when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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Program Type
Community Crew Leader