Field Leaders: Current Openings

SCA Field Leaders at work, leading, motivating and inspiring young people in environmental work

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Field Leader positions are open to those 21 and older who have strong field experience and a desire to lead, motivate, inspire and guide. Below are some of the field positions that will become available over the next few months. Please view the Field Leader Position Types linked to the right of this page for an explanation of our various leader opportunities. To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application, and then select the Leader Application 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.

Apprentice Crew Leader positions are open to candidates who are under 21 (and at least 1 year out of high school) and are interested in learning leadership and field management skills in order to prepare for an SCA Field Leader position in the future. See below for Apprentice Crew Leader positions that will be available in the coming summer season, or visit the Field Leader Position Types page for more details. Details on how to apply are included in the information for specific positions.

The SCA and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are looking for a detail-oriented, highly motivated, and independent conservation team to join the 2020 Aquatic (GIS) Corps. This team will design and carry out conservation service projects and tasks in operations and maintenance at the Wallisville Lake Project (WLP) during their term of service.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for the Preservation Fire Corps. The leader will work and live with a crew of four members (18+) that will conduct prescribed burns, prepare fire lines, and complete other conservation tasks under the supervision of a project partner. These crew members will come from diverse backgrounds and may not have fire experience. The leader must have a current red card and 1-2 years of wildfire or prescribed burning experience. In addition to having strong conservation work skills, we are looking for a leader that is emotionally mature and can motivate and inspire his or her crew members. Various positions are available along the Gulf coast (see list below) and leaders will be placed based on applicant’s preferred location, qualifications, and experience. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted by August 2020 will be given priority. Interviews will start in late-Sept or early-October 2020.  

 

Dates 

Virtual Leader Training: 9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020  

On-site Training and Leader Planning Period: 9/21/2020 - 10/4/2020 

Members Dates: 10/5/2020 - 5/22/2021 

Leader Wrap-Up Dates5/23/2021 - 5/29/2021 

 

Position Summary:  

SCA California Leadership Corps is a leadership development program designed to offer members the opportunity to gain leadership experience as they tackle challenging conservation projects all over the state of California.  Project Leaders will work together to train, mentor, oversee, and support a community of Corps Members throughout an eight-month season.  Working closely with SCA’s agency partners, Project Leaders will manage a portfolio of projects that the Corps Members will complete over the course of the season.  Project Leaders will ensure that members are meeting project goals, maintaining SCA and agency partner safety standards, and communicate project needs to both agency partners and SCA staff.   

 

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead and serve on 2020 fall Leader Teams.    

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Washington DC area high school students (age 15-19) and young adult members (18+) for the 2020 DC area summer programs.  
 
Training Dates: June 1-June 11 (mandatory paid training) 

Dates 

Virtual Leader Training: 9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020  

On-site Training and Leader Planning Period: 9/21/2020 - 10/4/2020 

Members Dates: 10/5/2020 - 5/22/2021 

Leader Wrap-Up Dates5/23/2021 - 5/29/2021 

 

Position Summary:  

SCA California is a leadership development program designed to offer members the opportunity to gain leadership experience as they tackle challenging conservation projects all over the state of California.  Project Leaders will work together to train, mentor, oversee, and support a community of Corps Members throughout an eight-month season.  Working closely with SCA’s agency partners, Project Leaders will manage a portfolio of projects that the Corps Members will complete over the course of the season.  Project Leaders will ensure that members are meeting project goals, maintaining SCA and agency partner safety standards, and communicate project needs to both agency partners and SCA staff.   

 

Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the GIS Community crew programs.

Program Dates: July 6th- August 9th (Monday-Friday)

Training Dates: Bay Area, June 15th-25th (mandatory paid training)