2021 GulfCorps Conservation Crew Leader

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.


As GulfCorps Conservation Crew Leader, you will work with a co-leader to guide and inspire a team of eight young adults from the Corpus Christi/South Texas area. With funding from the RESTORE Act, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, this crew works to improve inland habitats along the Texas 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 Texas. 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)

For more information: Contact Valeria Casas, SCA’s TX Community Programs Manager at [email protected]

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 Valeria Casas



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.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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 p

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