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Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire a team of 5 local, young adult participants in the completion of conservation projects at multiple sites in Southeast Alaska.  Typical projects include trail maintenance and construction, exotic plant management, erosion control, wild food gathering, and habitat restoration.

Teams will live and work together during the work week, Monday through Friday, for two weeks of training and ten weeks at remote field camps. During their time in the field they have the opportunity to build a small community. The Project Leader will also coordinate training and field work together with the primary project partner, the Tongass National Forest. Project Leaders are an integral part of the success of our teams and they will be expected to strive for proactive communication, create a culture of growth, and professionally represent themselves and SCA.  The Project Leader position is filled with a diversity of tasks and responsibilities and offers a great opportunity to highly motivated candidates who are looking for an engaging and challenging atmosphere.

Program Dates: May 1st – August 20th 2018

Potential Location: Hoonah, AK and Klawock, AK

Primary Responsibilities:

Crew Manager Functions-

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate field team operations: food planning, tools & equipment, and vehicles
  • Actively handle any behavioral and crew dynamics issues as they arise, in coordination with Program Staff

Technical Advisor Functions-                                            

  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Manage tools and equipment assigned to the team, including maintenance throughout the season
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative Functions-

  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator Functions-

  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist Program Staff in budget management and reconciliation
  • Assist Program Staff in Corps Member Training held in May
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader training April 9th – 20th
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification & CPR required by the start of training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching in an educational environment preferred
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, preferred  i.e. invasive species removal, native plantings, stream bank repair, trail maintenance, 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
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in program city

Compensation: $600 per week

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email [email protected] with Regional Crew Leader: Alaska Corps listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
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About The Student Conservation Association

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.