Pittsburgh Community Crew Leader

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Pittsburgh Summer Crew Programs.

Program Dates:  June through August, 2017, with paid training May 18th -29th

Primary Responsibilities:

Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15 – 19, while completing various conservation projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship.  Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties or to urban agriculture and run for 5-6 weeks at a time.  In addition, leaders will facilitate pre and post program planning which includes crew training, environmental education, and reporting.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Current First Aid & CPR required by the start of training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in educational environment
  • 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
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in the program city

Compensation: Up to $5760 total salary depending on experience & crew length.  Crew Leader Training & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided).

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 “SCA Pittsburgh Community Crew Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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Program Type
Community Crew Leader
SCA Pittsburgh Office