Join Our Leadership Team

Northwest Youth Corps Field 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 Crew Leaders demonstrate high standards, good sense, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves to the crew and program alike. The Crew Leader position requires physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.


2019 WoodsBoss Position  

WoodsBosses (WB) are the face of leadership for field programs at Northwest Youth Corps. WBs implement dynamic youth programs and/or play a key role in supporting young adult programming. WBs will spend the vast majority of their time in the field, working long days and moving between remote crews on a daily basis for the duration of their position. WBs oversee staff training in partnership with a Programs Coordinator and directly supervise field leaders during program implementation. WBs will help: prepare staff for the successful and safe implementation of projects; provide technical assistance on the worksite; are responsible for performing quality control of service projects; maintain organizational standards of camp life to help ensure the physical, social and emotional well-being of participants; ensure educational programming remains robust; coordinate program orientations and graduations with relevant Programs Coordinator(s); often serve as the first respondent to field incident emergencies. While supporting youth programs, WBs coordinate all aspects of weekend sites (crew rendezvous) such as, but not limited to: recreational opportunities for participants; respite for staff; meaningful reflective time for youth; food and tool logistics and resupply.

Session 2019 Dates


5/20 - 5/30
Summer 6/3 - 9/1



NYC WoodsBoss Description   Idaho WoodsBoss Position Description

Field Leader Positions Overseeing Youth up to age 19

Youth Corps Camping Field Leader

As a Field Leader or Assistant Field Leader, you will co-lead a teen-age trail crew in one of our many conservation projects scattered across the Northwest. You will grow, learn and laugh along with your crew; build solid muscles and lasting friendships. All leaders participating within Youth Corps Programs are hired on as Assistant Field Leads. Evaluations throughout leader trainings will help Supervisors determine who will fit best in what role.

Session/location 2019 Dates
Spring Session, Eugene, OR 4/15 - 5/31
Summer Session, Eugene,OR 5/20 - 8/31
Summer Session, Washington 6/3 - 8/31
Fall Session, Eugene, OR 9/2-10/19

Field Leader and Assistant Field Leader

Youth Corps Community Field Leader

(this is an AmeriCorps Position)

Duration: 10 weeks (summer), Non-Residential (day crew)

Lead teens (ages 15-18) in the following locations: Eugene, Springfield, Hebo, Portland, Tacoma

Session/location 2019 Dates
Leader Training, Eugene OR 6/3 - 6/13
Session 1 , various locations in OR 6/17 - 7/19
Leadership Retreat (mandatory) 7/20 - 7/26
Session 2 , various locations in OR 7/27 - 8/31

Youth Corps Community Field Leader Position Description
Leader Positions Overseeing Adults 19+ Years of Age

Northwest Service Corps Crew Leader  

Crew Leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation and maintenance projects to high standards by training, working with, and supervising crews of eight young adult AmeriCorps Members (ages 19 – 24).

Session/location 2019 Dates

Eugene, Summer

5/6 - 9/27
Eugene, Fall 9/2 - 11/26



 NSC Leader Position Description

Seasonal Stewardship Program Crew Leader

The Seasonal Stewardship Program (SSP) is an innovative AmeriCorps program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The SSP integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry.

Session 2019 Dates
Eugene, Summer

6/3 - 8/16

Eugene, Tribal Stewards 6/3 - 8/23
Mt.Hood, LatinX Crew 5/6 - 7/19

 Mt. Hood LatinX Crew Leader Position Description

Leadership Development Program Crew Leader

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) offers leadership training to aspiring outdoor leaders interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps and outdoor programs. The LDP integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into a curriculum that prioritizes leadership growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop hard skills working on conservation and recreation projects while developing the soft skills required to successfully lead groups in the outdoors.

Session/location 2019 Dates
Eugene, Fall 9/2 - 10/25