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.


  • Community Conservation Innovator Fellowship

    The inaugural launch of the Community Conservation Innovator Fellowship Program is to build solutions to today’s pressing environmental challenges in the Appalachian Trail Landscape using science, partnership, and community engagement. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites graduate-level students or equivalent lived experiences to apply to the Community Conservation Innovators Fellowship Program to provide the initial research and programmatic development strategies to position the launch of a new conservation-focused initiative within ATC’s Appalachian Trail Community program. This is a remote position but candidates must live in one of the 14 Appalachian Trail States.

    Learn more and apply


  • Development Coordinator

    This position is an essential member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Development team in the Office of Engagement and supports the operation that cultivates and raises funds from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Development Coordinator will work in a fast-paced, multi-functioning environment and provide superior customer service internally and externally. The position is remote.

    Learn more and apply


  • 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.


  • Environmental Scientist

    NTM Engineering is seeking an Environmental Scientist with 1-5 years of experience to fill a full-time position in the Central PA 0ffice. The position involves both field and office work. Experience with wetland delineation and/or Phase I ESA is required. Responsibilities will include technical activities related to wetland delineations, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, and/or Phase I ESA investigations and documentation.

    Learn more and apply by July 18, 2024


  • Equipment Operator B – Michaux Forest District

    Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Michaux Forest District and provide skilled work in the operation of equipment and/or vehicles during the maintenance of district roads, trails and facilities. As part of this role, you will be responsible for assisting in the planning, construction, and maintenance of natural-surface recreation trails and other related recreational infrastructure in the Michaux Forest District and potentially in other regions when necessary for high-priority projects or training purposes within the Bureau of Forestry.

    Learn more and apply by July 12, 2024


  • Forest Maintenance Supervisor – Michaux Forest District

    The Michaux Forest District of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking a Forest Maintenance Supervisor to oversee maintenance and trade positions responsible for equipment upkeep, forest road construction, and facility repairs. The main focus of this position involves overseeing the development and upkeep of recreational trails and infrastructure within Michaux State Forest, promoting sustainable design practices to reduce long-term maintenance and environmental expenses.

    Learn more and apply by July 17, 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 


  • Mid Atlantic Seasonal Assistant Crew Lead

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Assistant Crew Leader is responsible for co-leading with the Crew Leader and implementing Trail and related facility construction, reconstruction, and land management projects. This position manages and motivates trail crews, which consist of crew members and/or volunteers.

    Term Length: Approximately August 19 – November 4, 2024. Location/Region required to work from: Boiling Springs, PA

    Learn more and apply


  • Mid Atlantic Seasonal Basecamp Coordinator

    Highly qualified seasonal crew staff are recruited each year to support completion of routine trail maintenance, major rehabilitation/repair, and relocation projects. Crew Coordinators are critical to the effective operation of quality crew programs. They serve as hosts to the volunteers and are responsible for all activities necessary to ensure smooth operation of Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s crew camps, including welcoming and orienting crew volunteers, purchasing crew food and supplies, assisting with crew vehicle maintenance, supporting fieldwork, etc.

    Term Length: Approximately August 19 – November 4, 2024. Location/Region required to work from: Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

    Learn more and apply


  • Mid Atlantic Seasonal Crew Leader

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Crew Leader is responsible for implementing Trail and related facility construction, reconstruction, and land management projects. This position manages and motivates trail crews, which consist of crew members and/or volunteers.

    Term Length: Approximately August 19 – November 4, 2024. Location/ Region required to work from: Boiling Springs, PA

    Learn more and apply


  • PA Field Educator

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking a Program Manager/Educator for the Pennsylvania Rivers & Streams Environmental Education program. This program provides one-day field investigations that provide students the opportunity to conduct biological and chemical tests and discover how they can take action to help preserve and restore the watershed. These field investigations include stream-based surveys or canoe-based river investigations that are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to investigate and explore Pennsylvania’s local waterways and learn about its connection to the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    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


  • Recreation and Conservation Advisor

    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking candidates for a Recreation and Conservation Advisor 2 position in the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation’s Community Parks and Conservation Division to assist with a variety of natural resource, recreation, and conservation acquisition grant projects. You will oversee the entire process of acquisition projects, from addressing inquiries before receiving applications to the completion of approved projects and beyond. Additionally, you will act as the Project Manager for various acquisition projects managed by the Bureau in specific geographical areas of the Commonwealth.

    Learn more and apply by July 17, 2024


  • Relationship Marketing & Membership Director

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is looking for a Relationship Marketing & Membership Director to lead its membership retention, engagement and recruitment efforts by strengthening relationships with new and existing constituents through marketing CRM, social media, digital, publications and membership drives. This is a remote position; the candidate should be in one of the 14 trail states on the East Coast.

    Learn more and apply


  • Semi Skilled Laborer (Seasonal) – King’s Gap Environmental Education Center

    Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is seeking a dedicated individual who is enthusiastic about maintaining the park facilities to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all park visitors. This role involves hands-on work to keep the park in top condition for recreation and relaxation purposes. This is a seasonal, full-time position without benefits. The season runs from approximately March until November at which the employee is placed on leave without pay.

    Learn more and apply by July 16, 2024


Past Positions

  • 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


  • Manager of Strategic Partnerships

    The Department of Community and Economic Development seeks a Manager of Strategic Partnerships to build relationships with various organizations and promote Pennsylvania as a top destination. As part of this position, your main responsibility will be to establish strong partnerships with well-known brands, hotels, sports teams, media companies, attractions, and food and beverage companies. The ultimate goal is to create cooperative marketing programs that will boost tourism in Pennsylvania and facilitate effective communication between the industry and our office.

    Learn more and apply by June 25, 2024


  • Organic Center of Excellence Program Manager

    The Department of Agriculture is currently looking for an Administrative Officer 2 to take charge of the Organic Center of Excellence. You will play a crucial role in driving Pennsylvania’s organic agriculture sector forward. In this position, you will lead the Organic Center of Excellence in its mission to accelerate and amplify Pennsylvania’s power, growth, and leadership in organic agriculture.

    Learn more and apply by July 5, 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


  • Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Project Coordinator

    The Department of Agriculture, Grants Management Division, is seeking an Administrative Officer 1 to manage, process and execute all contracts for grants. This is a limited-term position that will oversee the administration of the granting of agreements and invoicing activities related to the federal Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) reimbursement grant program.

    Learn more and apply by June 26, 2024


  • Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Value Chain Coordinator

    The Bureau of Market Development within the Department of Agriculture is looking for an Administrative Officer 1 to oversee grant management, processing, and execution. This is a limited-term position that assists in managing federal grants focused on agricultural supply chain development through supporting farm and food businesses. Responsibilities include overseeing fund utilization, collaborating with stakeholders, and ensuring project alignment with grant objectives.

    Learn more and apply by July 5, 2024


  • 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