Position Dates: 3/18/2024 – 11/8, 2024 (Dates are slightly flexible)
Location: Bear Brook State Park – Allenstown, NH
The SCA NH Conservation Corps Project Leaders plays a crucial role in the success of the conservation program, working closely with the Conservation Coordinator and to train, supervise, and support three field crews of corps members completing technical trail projects, habitat restoration and visitor-use structure construction 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, rock stairs, carpentry, bridge construction, impacted site restoration, invasive vegetation removal and historic preservation. The program works in partnership with New Hampshire State Parks and AmeriCorps and serves throughout the state including the White Mountain National Forest. The Project Leader is largely a field-based position spending approximately 80% of time traveling during the conservation service season to project sites.
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
Salary: $750 per week
Housing & utilities provided – private rustic cabin with wood stove. Wi-fi access, garden space, short walk to program lodge with all amenities.
Food and meals provided (during work and off days), full access to commercial kitchen.
Health, dental, and vision insurance available.
Stipend for use of personal cell phone
Paid time off
NH State Parks day-use pass
Trainings & professional development opportunities. Opportunity to recertify or attend select trainings including Wilderness First Responder, Game of Logging or USFS Chainsaw Training, Rigging Training, Carpentry Training, Leave No Trace Trainer, and more.
1-2 years prior experience in supervising young adults in an outdoor setting.
Previous trail construction experience and knowledge required.
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 10 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and must occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more.
Ability to camp and hike for extended periods of time, up to 11 days.
Ability to access remote trail work locations and travel over rough, steep, and rocky terrain.
About Student Conservation Association
Today, 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. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.