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Pennsylvania Outdoor Project Leader

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Americas #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.
Training Dates: Feb 27th -March 10th, 2023 (paid mandatory training)
Program Dates: March 10th -December 8th, 2023
Location (City and State): Harrisburg PA
Primary Responsibilities:
The Student Conservation Association in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), is seeking outgoing individuals to join the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps as Project Leaders for the 2023 field season. Project Leaders train, supervise, and administer a crew of five young adults as they work on a variety of conservation projects, career development, and environmental education. Project Leaders work closely with SCA and DCNR staff to ensure a successful and meaningful season for their crews. This is a Full-Time contract position.
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
Leader Qualifications:
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (15-25), teaching or environmental education a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, 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
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have the ability to legally work in the US
  • Must have a valid drivers license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
  • Must be able to meet SCAs criminal background check standards
  • Must have or secure housing in the program city
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
  • $800 weekly stipend
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, PTO
  • Leaders may receive the following training:
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Trail Skill Training with Penn Trails (Independent Trail Building Organization)
  • Carpentry Refresher Training
  • Project Management Training
  • Wilderness First Aid (can be provided if needed)
  • Game of Logging Levels I and II (if not currently saw trained)
  • Conservation Work Skills Refresher (4 Days)
Please submit your resume and a brief statement of interest.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.