Field Staff

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. Leadership positions require physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

Join our leadership team

Our leaders are responsible for overseeing field operations and providing a meaningful experience for participants aged 16-26 while working on a variety of conservation and land management projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our crew leaders are mentors and role models. They set the tone of each day on the job. Most importantly, they help young people gain skills needed to benefit their communities and recognize that they can make a positive difference. Applicants must be at least 21 years old to be considered

Each year we have leadership openings for winter, spring, summer, and fall programs in OR, WA and ID.  Leader positions range from 5-12 weeks (not including training). We seek leaders to work with youth (15-18) and/or young adults (19-26) for all of our open enrollment programs as well as single identity affinity programs for communities including: Deaf/Hard of Hearing, LGBTQ+; Tribal Stewards; all-Woman’s crews and Community based (non-camping) crews based out of Eugene/Springfield, Portland, Tacoma, and Olympia.