Women in National Parks -Leadership Development Program Leader

Northwest Youth Corps

Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $110 per day
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Position Overview:

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

We have an amazing opportunity to lead an all women's young adult camping crew in 4 National Parks throughout the state of Oregon. This includes Crater Lake NP, Lewis and Clark NP, John Day NP and Oregon Caves NP. This will be a leadership development program focused on careers within the field on Environmental Conservation and specifically our National Park system. During this term you will lead 9 AmeriCorps members on various conservation projects throughout their 10 weeks of service. To prepare you for the season we will host a 10 day crew leader training and are also offering a WFA course in house that you can attend preseason. This program will be an immense opportunity to thrive in an inclusion women empowered space as well as develop a career pathway and network with NPS staff at a variety of sites.

Northwest Youth Corps leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program's success. We are looking for candidates with the drive, commitment, and mental toughness to carry them through the unexpected challenges that arise while also prepared for the growth and development that can be found in an outdoor space like this program. 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.

Position Type: Seasonal starting 5/27/22 season ends 8/19/22

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.

TRAINING: This crew will receive training on a variety of land conservation projects throughout their season.

COMPENSATION: $110 daily

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

Learn more and apply at https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com/jobs/774503.html

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