Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization that provides unique work training experiences that empower youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs throughout the Northwest that emphasize leadership, growth and personal success. NYC partners with agencies like the U.S. Forest Service; National Park Service and Bureau Land Management to provide strenuous field-based work projects. NYC’s programs serve over 900 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.
Youth Corps Camping (YCC) Field Leaders co-lead, manage, and supervise conservation crews of nine youth, ages 16-18, over the course of the summer. The summer season is broken down into two five or six week sessions so leaders will oversee two separate groups over their term of employment. While on session, Field Leaders will be responsible for
completing a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and facilitating daily lessons using our accredited outdoor education curriculum. Field leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude.
This seasonal position not only allows Field Leaders to deliver an impactful educational experience to young people, but can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.
All Youth Corps Camping Field Leaders will be provided a 10-day comprehensive training which will cover the following topics:
USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance NYC Leadership Philosophy Basic Trail maintenance and Construction Crew Management and Motivation Conservation Education Risk Management and Safety Procedures Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Behavior Management Time Management Driver Training Tool Use and Maintenance Anaphylaxis training
COMPENSATION: Leaders receive a living allowance of $5,500 - $6,825 based on location and experience, along with earning a $2,907.50 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program. Living Allowances for returning leaders and leaders with WFR/EMT/WEMT certifications will be higher.
At least 21 years old
Current Wilderness First Aid or higher and CPR certification
Current Driver’s License and clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
Recreational/ professional outdoor experience
Excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
Willingness and ability to frequently drive an NYC vehicle
Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
Strong communication skills
Good judgment and decision making skills
Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
Apply online at www.nwyouthcorps.org/JoinNYC. Please indicate “Youth Corps Camping Field Leader” in your Cover Letter before submission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your application.
Additional program information can be found at www.northwestyouthcorps.org.