Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire the conservation stewards of the New Hampshire Corps program.

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.

The SCA NH Corps Project Leader plays a crucial role in the success of the conservation program, working closely with the Conservation Coordinator to train, supervise, and support 3 field crews of corps members completing habitat restoration, resource protection, and trail projects throughout New Hampshire.  SCA NH Corps crews use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and physical labor to complete an array of projects while camping on 11 day hitches.  Typical projects include trail construction & maintenance, carpentry, bridge construction, invasive vegetation removal, and habitat restoration.  The program works in partnership with New Hampshire State Parks and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps). The Project Leader is largely a field based position spending approximately 80% of time traveling during the Conservation Service Season to project sites.

Program Dates: April 16th – October, 26th 2018 (Dates are slightly flexible)

Location: Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, New Hampshire

Primary Responsibilities:

Conservation Crew Support-

  • Work with Conservation Coordinator to provide field based supervision, technical and leadership support to 3 active field crews
  • Manage conservation projects, work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: tools & equipment, vehicles, work site management, and basecamp operations
  • Actively manage project/member risk by maintaining a safe work environment
  • Regular travel to work locations to support projects and camp with crews

Technical Advisor-

  • Supervise and assist with work skills training for corps members
  • Mange the quality & technique of project outcomes
  • Promote leadership development of members and evaluate success & potential
  • Actively manage risk in accordance with SCA protocols to maintain a safe work environment for program participants

Partnership Representative-

  • Model SCA mission and values to corps members, partners and the public
  • Manage relationships and communication with agency partners
  • Work collaboratively with agencies on project logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work projects

Program Administrator-

  • Assist Coordinator to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist Coordinator in equipment purchasing, budget management and reconciliation
  • 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
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification & CPR required by the start of training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 18-25) in an outdoor setting, 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 trail construction and maintenance work in  both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • Ability to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time, up to 11 days
  • Ability to access remote trail work locations and travel over rough, steep and rocky terrain
  • Experience/certifications with chainsaw, rigging/griphoist, and carpentry preferred
  • Have working knowledge of safely operating power and hand-tools
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required
  • Self-starter ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Must have personal vehicle, mileage reimbursement available for work-related travel

Compensation: $600/week salary, health insurance, dental, food and housing provided all season.

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 Project Leader: New Hampshire Corps listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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