DC Environmental Education Program 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.


Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire DC area youth for the Urban Tree House Environmental Education program.

Training Dates: June 6 – June 10, 2022 (mandatory paid training)

Program Dates:  June 27 – August 12, 2022

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8am- 4pm. Up to five hours per week of administrative work outside of normal work hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

SCA’s DC Urban Tree House (UTH) provides free environmental education programs for DC area youth (K-12). It gives DC youth the opportunity to have fun experiences in nature, become aware of their relationship with the environment, and participate in hands-on conservation projects. The leader for the UTH program will be responsible for managing the daily sessions and supporting two interns. In collaboration with the interns, the leader will develop daily lesson plans for each session and coordinate with chaperones from participating groups. The leader and interns will host two sessions per day for participating groups. The leader will also be responsible for collecting data and reporting session outputs. The program is based out of Anacostia Park in Washington, DC with support from the National Park Service.



Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching or environmental education a plus

Ability to work in an outdoor setting and be physically active for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 6 – June 10, 2022

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in the US

Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Must have personal housing arrangements in Washington DC metro area, preference will be given to candidates already located in and familiar with the area.

Compensation: $725/week total salary, plus paid training

Condition of Employment: Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Up to date vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series. Visit the following website for more information, including medical and religious exemptions: www.thesca.org/covid



Application instructions

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 two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] and [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.

FOR HIGHEST CONSIDERATION APPLY BY Friday, April 22, 2022. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early as positions are filled on a rolling basis.

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