Northwest Youth Corps

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a dutch oven becomes second nature.

Northwest Youth Corps Eugene, OR, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Seasonal
Position Description Youth Corps Community (YCC) Team Leaders co-lead, manage, and supervise conservation crews of nine youth, ages 15-19, over the course of the summer. The summer employment season is broken down into two five-week sessions so leaders will oversee two separate groups over their term of employment. While on session, Team 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. Team leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude. This seasonal position not only allows crew leaders to deliver an impactful educational experience to young people in their communities, but can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education. Required Qualifications At least 20 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 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job Salary : Leaders receive a living allowance of $4,500 prorated through their term of service, along with earning a $2,200 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program. $2/day bonus is available for those with WFR/EMT/WEMT certification Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com