Crew Leader

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 5:00pm


Chicago, IL
United States

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Job Description:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire Chicago area students for the SCA Summer Chicago Community program. Co-lead, supervise, transport, and mentor a team of 10-12 high school youth, ages 15-19 for six weeks (Mon-Thurs 7.5 hrs/day, Fri 4 hrs/day) completing an assortment of hands-on conservation and restoration projects within different areas in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and plan and lead weekly educational field days. Crew Leader applicants that come out for two FPCC volunteer events removing invasive plants or helping out at a Nature Center have a better chance of securing a position for the summer (see below for information). Events are led by certified leaders who instruct you on how to remove invasive species among other activities. To find an event go to

Dates: July 2nd – August 10th, 2018 

Training Dates: Pittsburgh, PA: June 4th - June 14th (transportation will be provided) and Local Training June 19th-21st

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Co-lead field based projects, such as trail building, invasive removal and habitat restoration 
  • Teach environmental education curriculum 
  • Mentor youth in job readiness and personal development 
  • Create a fun and productive atmosphere for crew members

Position Start Date:

Monday, June 4, 2018

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How to Apply:

Visit to 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 with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. 

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