SCA Team Leader- Charles County Community Crew

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces across the country. After working with the SCA, program participants emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills.

The SCA is transforming lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they protect and restore natural and cultural resources. Through our work, the SCA is building the next generation of conservation leaders while inspiring lifelong protection of the environment and our communities.


Training Dates: 10/23/23 – 10/27/23 (paid mandatory training)

Program dates: 10/23/23 – 06/23/24

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will guide and lead a team of 2 high schoolers to complete field conservation projects that support long-term maintenance of native urban tree canopies at schools in Charles County’s urban heat islands.

Project tasks may include:

1. Watering of 75 native trees planted throughout 5 different job sites (listed above)

2. Winter tree care and pruning of trees

3. Community outreach & engagement

Training may include:

1. Tree care & maintenance

2. Field tool use

3. Plant ID

4. Basic first aid and CPR training

5. Safety and risk management


Leader Qualifications:

· Experience working with youth or young adults (18 years old+) 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 able to complete required Crew Leader training

· Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

· Must have the 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

Leader Benefits and Compensation:

· $20.00/hourly

· Earn a stipend or wage for your work

· Explore green jobs and career opportunities

· Complete important conservation projects in the Charles County community

· Participate in professional development and skill building as a team

· Alumni benefits after successful completion of program

· SCA gear package



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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