Field Leader- NH Field Specialist

Student Conservation Association

About the organization

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.

Founded in 1957, the SCA is devoted to building equitable access to nature, providing green job opportunities for young people and teaching members how to become environmental stewards. The SCA also remains committed to building the next generation of conservation leaders dedicated to the lifelong protection of the environment and our communities.


Primary Responsibilities:
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.

Position Dates: 3/18/2024 – 11/8, 2024 (Dates are slightly flexible)

Location: Bear Brook State Park – Allenstown, NH


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.
Experience/certifications with rigging/Griphoist preferred. Ability to certify during the position.
Experience/certification with chainsaw required – ability to recertify during the position.
Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification a plus—the ability to record through the program.
Strong communication, leadership skills, and strong work ethic are required.
Self-starter, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Have a working knowledge of safely operating power and hand tools.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must have the ability to work in the US legally.
Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards.
Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards.
Must have personal vehicle, mileage reimbursement available for work-related travel.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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