Job Board

About the South Mountain Partnership Job Board

The South Mountain Partnership represents a broad range of organizations that are run by talented people. We look forward to connecting our network with job postings, check back often for new postings in the fields of conservation, recreation, planning, cultural resources, non-profit management, and much more.

Current Opportunities

  • Agency Advocate

    At Ghost Writer, the Agency Advocate plays an important role as the primary point of contact for the client as well as the coordinator of the client’s services across the Ghost Writer team. Agency Advocates are rewarded with job flexibility, autonomy, and work that is personally meaningful. The Agency Advocate assigns work, organizes, and updates agency files, keeps the agency informed, and tracks projects in Ghost Writer’s project management software. Learn more and apply

  • Communications Coordinator

    York County Community Foundation is seeking a Communications Coordinator. As part of the Marketing and Communications Department, the Communications Coordinator supports the organization in relating the value of the foundation and our initiatives to the community and creating a compelling case for support across multiple communications channels to several target audiences. In this role, the primary focus will be advancing YCCF’s Embracing Aging and TroveStreet® initiatives and goals through marketing and communication efforts.

    Learn more and apply by emailing your resume or CV and cover letter to employment@yccf.org and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.


  • Environmental Educators

    The Institute is searching for two environmental educators/naturalists. The Institute is a non-profit organization serving the region with outdoor programming in environmental and cultural education, and a wide variety of family events. Activities are conducted at various parks and natural areas around the greater Waynesboro area.

    View the job descriptions and apply.


  • Executive Director

    The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to oversee the Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) program. The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership, working with the PATU Executive Committee to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies to support fundraising efforts, grant programs and educational activities.

    Learn more and apply by May 31, 2024


  • Grant Writing Specialist

    Ghost Writer is currently seeking a Grant Writing Specialist. The Grant Specialist will assist the Agency Advocates in grant research, grant writing, and copy editing. This will include understanding needs, researching, and identify funding opportunities across a broad range of donors and funding organizations, and utilizing multiple research tools. The Grant Specialist will compile information and be able to paint a picture with words.

    Learn more and apply


  • Grants Administrative Coordinator

    York County Community Foundation is seeking a Grants Administrative Coordinator, a member of the Grants and Community Engagement Department that supports the department with implementation of high impact grantmaking programs in conjunction with volunteer advisory committees. The Grants Administrative Coordinator also supports all processes related to the Foundation’s grant making, as well as compiling and analyzing data to help maximize and promote community impact.

    Learn more and apply by emailing your resume and cover letter employment@yccf.org and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.


  • Habitat Specialist

    Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever seeks an individual to conduct and coordinate habitat management activities on Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) in support of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bobwhite Quail Focus Area (BQFA).  The position location will be based at LEAD, with occasional travel for training.  This position is made possible through a partnership between Pheasants Forever and the Pennsylvania Game Commission and is a full-time, limited-term position through the end of June 2026, with the possibility for renewal.

    Learn more and apply 


  • Program Specialist, Landscape Conservation

    We are actively recruiting an External Lead to coordinate work developed as part of the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape (KRCL). A staff position within Audubon Mid-Atlantic and based out of the Harrisburg area, this role requires strong communication skills, as a collaborative approach is required for advancing the goals outlined in both the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape Strategic Plan and Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Plan. Working alongside DCNR’s Internal Lead for the KRCL, this position plays a key role in convening the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape Steering Committee to advance landscape-wide goals by  creating sustainable, lasting external partnerships with other governmental agencies, environmental and other non-profit organizations, and community leaders along the Ridge.

    Learn more and apply


Past Positions

  • Board Member (volunteer)

    The Appalachian Trail Museum has two 2-year board positions that are vacant they are looking to fill. They are hoping to fill them at the Annual Meeting (April 14-26, 2024) and are asking for anyone who is interested to email Julie Queen, Museum Manager, and AT Museum President Larry Luxenberg with a brief letter of interest and a resume. Learn more about the AT Museum at atmuseum.org


  • Deputy Director Outdoor Recreation

    In this new Commonwealth position of Deputy Director for Pennsylvania’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, you will help to unite, grow, and strengthen Pennsylvania’s outdoor economy. We seek a dynamic, skilled, and driven professional to make substantial contributions in furtherance of this mission through effective project management, collaborative facilitation, creative analyses, and compelling communication.

    Learn more and apply by April 8, 2024


  • Director of Regional and Local Partnerships and Programs Center for Civic Learning in Action
    There are 3 main components of the work of the Director of Regional and Local Partnerships and Programs at Dickinson College: 1) Build and sustain Dickinson’s network of regional and local community partners as well as an advisory Council for the Center, and enriched faculty, staff, and student engagement; 2) Partner with the Director of Global and National Partnerships and Programs as a counterpart within CCLA, to provide coherent leadership and vision to the Center for Civic Learning in Action; and 3) Collaborate within Academic Affairs and across the College to develop faculty programs to support the expansion of Civic Learning in the Dickinson curriculum, and coordinate student experiential learning across our curricular and co-curricular offerings, emphasizing regional and local partnerships.

  • Engineer in Training

    The Civil Engineer – EIT will assist the York County Conservation District’s Professional Engineer (PE) and E&S Program Manager and in administering the District’s post construction stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, watershed, and agricultural BMP engineering design programs.

    Learn more and apply


  • Erosion and Sediment Control Technician

    This is an entry-level professional position involving the administration of the PA Clean Streams Law, Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Control Regulations and Chapter 92, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) for Stormwater from Construction Activities under a Chapter 102 Delegation Agreement with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. This position reviews and processes NPDES permit applications and E&S plans for small and large earth disturbance activities typically associated with new land development, investigates E&S-related complaints, and conducts routine and follow-up site inspections of earth disturbance activities in order to protect public safety and prevent sediment pollution to the Waters of the Commonwealth within York County.

    Learn more and apply


  • Governor’s Science and Technology Fellowship

    The Governor’s Science and Technology Fellowship is seeking talented, passionate individuals who want to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and have a drive to help make Pennsylvania a better place to live. This fellowship is open to recent college graduates with advanced degrees. The fellowship is a one-year program designed to attract master’s or doctorate-level candidates into STEM careers in state agencies. Throughout the program, fellows will participate in leadership development training and have opportunities to attend events with the private and public sector leaders.

    Learn more and apply by April 7, 2024


  • Outreach and Engagement Manager

    In this new Commonwealth position of Outreach and Engagement Manager for Pennsylvania’s Office of Outdoor Recreation, you will help to unite, grow, and strengthen Pennsylvania’s outdoor economy. The Office accomplishes this mission through active and highly collaborative engagement with a large and diverse array of private and public sector stakeholders. We seek a dynamic, skilled, and driven professional to make substantial contributions in furtherance of this mission through effective planning, coordination, and implementation of diversified engagement and outreach programs and materials.

    Learn more and apply by April 8, 2024


  • Park Resource Ranger

    Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is seeking a dedicated individual who can handle a flexible work schedule, interact with people, and contribute to the enjoyment of visitors. This is a seasonal non-law enforcement position. In this role, you will engage with the public, provide services, and ensure their safety at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center. You will also inform visitors about the various programs, resources, facilities, and activities available to them at the center and other state park or state forest lands. Additionally, you will be responsible for communicating and monitoring visitor compliance with park regulations and rules pertaining to the use of Bureau of State Park lands.

    Learn more and apply by April 25, 2024


  • Program Coordinator for Dickinson College Farm

    The position manages the administrative, financial, and educational and outreach programs for the Dickinson College Farm. The position functions with limited supervision to complete the requirements for the role and will develop systems to handle constant and evolving priorities as well as meet goals and deadlines for program and outreach initiatives.

    Learn more and apply


  • Southern Region Chesapeake Bay Community Forestry Specialist

    The purpose of this position is to further the goals of the Bureau of Forestry’s Urban & Community Forestry Program, specifically in the northern region of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This program seeks to educate citizens and increase quality of life for Pennsylvanians in urban/suburban settings through tree planting and tree care work.

    Learn more and apply by May 20, 2024


For more updates

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Submit your organization’s job posts to our board by emailing jchain@appalachiantrail.org.

Other resources:

Commonwealth of PA Job Postings

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Job Postings