Welcome to the Wildlife Leadership Academy 
Team Leader Application!  

Once you have submitted your preliminary application, it will be reviewed for initial approval, and, if eligible, you will be contacted for a phone interview.  Final acceptance will be decided upon after the interview and references have been contacted.
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What's your full name? *

What is your preferred name?

This is what we'll put on your nametag.
What is your occupation?

Please fill in your permanent mailing address:




Zip Code:


What is the best number to reach you? *

Is this number a cell phone?

Please list a secondary number at which you can be reached:

What is the best time to call you?

Where do you live?

What is you date of birth? *

Please use MM/DD/YEAR format
Please indicate your gender: *

What is your t-shirt size? *

Do you want Act 48 Credits? *

If you would like Act 48 credits, please indicate your PDE number:

Are you interested in obtaining graduate level credits through Cedar Crest College?


This is not a commitment!  If you are interested, please check "yes," and, if you are selected as an adult mentor, you will be sent more information about this option.
How did you learn about the Academy?

Are you, or have you ever been a volunteer with other youth organizations?

If yes, please summarize:
Please describe why you are interested in being a Team Leader at the Wildlife Leadership Academy.

Please describe any experience you have had with wildlife education, research, and/or management:

Please indicate your preference for field school:

Please indicate by ranking which field school you would prefer to mentor
(1 being the HIGHEST and 5 being the LOWEST)

Please also note: Team Leaders arrive the day before the new students, in order to familiarize themselves with the location and attend Team Leader orientation.  This is reflected in the dates below.  Field school offerings subject to change.
PA Bucktails (white tail deer focus)

June 11-16 at Stone Valley Recreation Area
Huntingdon County
PA Bass (bass focus)

June 25-30 at Camp Oak Hill
southern Lancaster County
PA Brookies (Brook trout focus)

July 16-21 at Sieg Conference Center
Clinton County
PA Drummers (Ruffed grouse focus)

July 16-21 at Stone Valley Recreation Area
Huntingdon County
PA Gobblers (turkey focus)   

July 23-28 at Stone Valley Recreation Area
Huntingdon County
Are you certified in first aid?

We ask for volunteers from our Team Leaders to drive our 15-passenger vans to transport the students to field locations during the field school.  Would you be comfortable driving one of these vans?

A "no" answer does not preclude you from being accepted as a Team Leader!

Please list any special skills you feel would benefit the field school:

Have you ever been convicted of any crime, including sex-related or child abuse related offenses? *

Have you ever been convicted of any charges that preclude you from handling or possessing firearms? *

Please list three professional references:

Please include their name, phone number, email, and relationship to you.
Reference #1

Reference #1 Name:

Reference #1 Phone Number:

Reference #1 E-mail Address:

Reference #2

Reference #2 Name:

Reference #2 Phone Number:

Reference #2 E-mail Address:

Reference #3

Reference #3 Name:

Reference #3 Phone Number:

Reference #3 E-mail Address:

All Team Leaders, once accepted to the Wildlife Leadership Academy, must complete and/or provide current copies of the following:

-National Background Check (conducted by PICE)
-PA State Police Request Criminal Records Check (Act 34)
-PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
-Child Abuse Reporting Training (online course) *

By clicking "I Accept," you certify that the information provided on this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief and that you have read and understand the background check, clearance, and training requirements.
Thanks for filling out our application {{answer_rUUKWzVPTT4o}}!

Now that you have completed the preliminary application,
it will be reviewed, and, if eligible, you will be
contacted about a phone interview.

Please note: phone interviews will not be scheduled until after January 1st, 2018.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact our Program and Outreach Coordinator, Katie Cassidy, at 570-939-5109, or at kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org
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