Leadership Development Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 19+
 

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.

 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND The Leadership Development Program (LDP) was created in 1996 to offer leadership opportunities to people interested in pursuing employment with Northwest Youth Corps or other similar outdoor pursuit programs in a leadership capacity. The program integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into a curriculum that stresses 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 conservation work crews. The entire program's work, educational, and recreational activities will be linked by the unifying theme of Conservation Leadership.

Location:Based out of Eugene, OR.Crews camp together onsite for their entire session so local housing is not required. Project locations generally include national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas.

Build Leadership Skills: Northwest Youth Corps’ Leadership Development Program offers leadership training to aspiring outdoor leaders interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps and outdoor programs. The program 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. The LDP curriculum is based around experiential learning and centers on the real-world application of risk management, logistical needs, situational leadership, and group dynamics. Participants will develop hard skills working on conservation and recreation projects while developing the soft skills required to successfully lead groups in the outdoors.

Make a Better Planet: Spend 9 weeks working on conservation projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction/fire recovery, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and fencing. Play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

Benefits:This Northwest Youth Corps position is operated in partnership with AmeriCorps,our country’s national service program.AmeriCorpsmembers complete paid terms of national community service to address our nation’s most pressing issues. As an AmeriCorps member you will receive a living allowance of $4,235 prorated throughout your term of service, along with earning a $1,678 AmeriCorps Education Award. Learn more about additional benefits here https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/your-benefits.

Required qualification:
-19+ years old with High School Diploma or GED
-Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
-Positive mental attitude, willingness to learn and have commitment to success
-Ability to pass a criminal history background check and follow our COVID safety protocols

 

To Apply: More information and link to apply can be found at https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com/jobs/

 

 


 

 

Session 2022 Dates
Spring LDP 3/16-5/20
Summer LDP 6/8-8/12

 


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