SCA Team Leader- Fall Solano 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: 9/11/23 – 9/18/23 (paid mandatory training) *subject to change

Program Dates: 9/23/23 – 4/27/24 – total of 20 weeks/weekends (includes holiday breaks)

Location (City and State): Alameda and Solano County

Primary Responsibilities:

The East Bay Climate Resilience Corps will work to implement projects and engage the community, assessing their needs and their knowledge of climate resiliency.

Projects will be located in the City of Vallejo and City of San Leandro (tree plantings and maintenance), the Bay Ridge Trail (signage, trail stabilization), Brannan Island State Recreation Area, Solano Land Trust Rush Ranch, and the City Of Hayward (trail maintenance). To integrate community engagement, the leader will facilitate the members to conduct an outreach and awareness campaign, connecting their work to climate resiliency and developing project recommendations for further supporting community resilience to the climate crises through access to parks, improved open spaces, and decreased urban heat island effect.


Leader Qualifications:

· 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

· First Aid and CPR certified or ability to obtain prior to start date

· Must be able to attend 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 hours/week, $22/hour

· SCA vehicle provided for transporting crew members and supply needs.

· Travel for training covered by SCA

· Training includes conservation work skills, risk management, crew leadership, environmental justice and more.



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