SCA Team Leader- Fall New Jersey 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.


Conservation Begins Here.

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

Training Dates: 9/20/2023-10/3/2023

Program Dates: 10/9/2023 to 4/12/2023

Location (City and State): West Orange, NJ

Primary Responsibilities:

As Crew Leader, you will be working to guide and inspire a team of 4-6 young adults from the West Orange, NJ area. The crew will be working on projects such as invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and boardwalk and trail work in various sites at South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Watchung Reservations. Project monitoring and data collection will also be required throughout the season.]

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


Experience working with youth or young adults, 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
WFA or 16 Hour First Aid or Mental Health & Safety Training
Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: [9/20/2023-10/3/2023]
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
Leader Benefits and Compensation:

$440_ weekly stipend OR $__22.00____per hour at __20_ hours a week
$ Fleet vehicle provided for program use.
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. Click hereto learn more about Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the SCA.



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