Join Our Leadership Team


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.

Leadership Positions:
Each year we have leadership openings for spring, summer, and fall programs in OR, WA and ID. NYC’s field season spans from January- October. Our crews consist of both fully immersive residential programs and non-residential day programs. Leader positions range from 5-12 weeks (not including training). We seek leaders to work with both youth (15-19) and young adults (19-26) for all of our open enrollment programs as well as single identity 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, Olympia. Leaders oversee field operations and provide a meaningful experience for our participants and deliver conservation work expectations set by our partners.

View open positions at link below:

Field Staff and Leader Openings










Common Field Leader Questions