Conservation Crew Leader

Northwest Youth Corps

Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $710-$740 weekly depending on program
Deadline May 25, 2022
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Position Type: Seasonal starting May 27th Season ends late August 

Location: Based out of Eugene, OR but local housing is not needed as crews camp together onsite for their entire session. Project locations generally include national forests, national parks, wilderness areas.

Position Overview:

  • Connect young people with nature
  • Impact the lives of youth
  • Teach job-skills and education lessons
  • Accomplish meaningful service projects

We have current leadership openings for our Oregon Camping programs. Our crews are fully immersive residential programs for both youth (16-19 year olds) and young adults (19+). Crew leaders oversee field operations and provide a meaningful experience for our participants and deliver conservation work expectations set by our partners. This is a 12 week position including training weeks. 

Northwest Youth Corps leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program's success. They understand that being a leader is much more than being a boss. They have the drive, commitment, and mental toughness to carry them through the unexpected challenges that arise at the most inopportune of times; a remote location with bad weather, in the middle of trying to complete a mile of new trail, finish a bridge, or eradicate an invasive species. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful leaders demonstrate high standards, good sense, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves to the crew and program alike. The leader position requires physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

TRAINING: NYC offers exceptional training including USDA equivalent chainsaw training.

COMPENSATION: Ranges from $710- $775 weekly we also have AmeriCorps leader and assistant leader positions offering a stipend of $2850 +education award.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification or willingness to obtain prior to employment start date
  • Recreational/ professional outdoor experience, accustomed to living for periods of time without modern conveniences
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
  • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
  • Current Driver's License and ability to pass background checks and follow COVID protocols

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