Manchester CLC Leader

Expected Dates
January 5, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Site
SCA NH Corps
Position ID
PO-00613665

From January through October, the 4 SCA Manchester CLC Leader members collaborate to engage Manchester area high school students in year-round service learning opportunities, including weekly educational activities and community service projects during the school year as well as conservation projects in the summer.  These members will help coordinate all aspects of the high school program, including recruiting student participants, presenting at local high schools, teaching environmental education curriculum, mentoring high school students, managing program risk, and performing site visits for all projects throughout the year.  Weekly meetings consist of developing high school students leadership, work readiness, and conservation skills through hands-on activities, teaching lessons and community guest speakers.  The Saturday Events involve service in and around the city of Manchester.  Examples of previous projects include assisting on an organic farm, organizing park trash cleanups, and coordinating trail development efforts.  During the summer, the SCA Manchester CLC Leaders take the high school students on multiple 2-week conservation “hitches” on public lands throughout New Hampshire.

SCA Manchester CLC Leader members dedicate 10 months of their lives to serve in communities throughout New Hampshire while contributing as active community members in a residential program called the SCA NH corps. For more general information about the SCA NH corps and other positions available within this program, please visit www.thesca.org/nh.

  • Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, with over 10,000 acres of land. The home of New Hampshire Corps for 20 years, Bear Brook gives corps members a variety of recreational opportunities as well as beautiful scenery to call home while participating in their 10-month service commitment.

    During their 10-month service, Manchester CLC Leader members primarily serve in Manchester, the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire. Once in conservation season, members get to see the full beauty of the Granite State in a variety of locations, including state parks and forests, by engaging high school students in conservation projects.

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
    Conservation Workskills training
    Grip-hoist/Rigging or Chainsaw certification
    National Crew Leader training
    Leave No Trace training
    Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, and Teamwork Skills training
  • Members will learn leadership and teamwork skills while collaborating in 4 person team of leaders for program planning and implementation for high school students. Members will also enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills while living and serving in a community environment. 

  • 12 person van
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
competent with supervision
Camping
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
some experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision