The Student Conservation Association

SCA New Hampshire Corps Project Leader

Job Description

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

Primary Responsibilities:
-Assist Conservation Coordinator in overseeing 3 conservation crews
-Lead and manage conservation projects, work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles, work site management, and basecamp operations
-Actively manage project and member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Evaluate corps interns and service projects by visiting field sites, analyzing project reports and participant evaluations
-Assist with performance evaluations for all corps interns
-Supervise and assist with work skills training for corps members, including chainsaws, rigging, trail construction, and camping
-Manage the quality & technique of trail work performed
-Promote leadership development within team members
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
-Manage relationship and communication with agency partners
-Work collaboratively with agencies on project logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work projects
-Other duties as assigned by the Conservation Coordinator

-Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
-Must have ability to legally work in the US
-Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
-Personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursed)
-Current Wilderness First Aid certification & CPR required by the start of the position
-Current chainsaw certification equivalent to Game of Logging Level 2 or USFS S-212
-Knowledge of rigging and Griphoist rigging systems
-Experience in basic carpentry
-At least 3 years of trail crew experience and at least 2 seasons of outdoor leadership experience required
-Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 18-25), teaching in an educational environment a plus
-Proven supervision and organizational skills
-Knowledge of national service programs is helpful
-Experience living and working in residential outdoor settings
-Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred (i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, landscaping, and gardening)
-Ability to access remote trail work locations and be able to travel over rough, steep and rocky terrain
-Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more

Compensation: $545 weekly salary, paid bi-weekly plus benefits, housing and meals provided

Contact Person

Sue Minor

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To Apply: Visit us at to create a profile and complete the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email with “Project Leader: New Hampshire Corps” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.

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