Urban Community Programs and Partnership Coordinator

Northwest Youth Corps

Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 39,000-41,000 annual
Required Experience 2 – 6 years

LOCATION: Office based, located in Eugene, Oregon

Will require 30% travel, including remote training and project locations which will include travelling within OR, WA, and ID.

COMPENSATION: $39,000 to $41,000 DOE This is a full-time position.


Benefit Package includes: Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment plan, Professional Development, and other perks!


Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, has given tens of thousands of youth and young adults opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC).


The Urban Community Programs and Partnership Coordinator (UCPPC) is a critical member of the Conservation Corps program team who works to coordinate and support the successful participation of underrepresented youth and young adult applicants into Northwest Youth Corps programs. The UCPPC works closely with land management partners to plan, schedule, and execute critical resource management projects with the crews they oversee.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support

  • Promote continued organization support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for underrepresented
  • Work specifically to support teams from historically underrepresented communities in the successful completion of NYC programming.

Risk Management Responsibilities

  • Serve as a lead trainer in field skills and protocols.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and support to crewleaders around safety and risk management topics.
  • Serve as a field responder and/or supporter for field staff managing a medical and/or mental health situation in the field

Department Supervision and collaborations

  • This position is supervised by the state program manager in the assigned location
  • This position will supervise seasonal field staff and/or contractors.
  • This position collaborates with Member Services and Operations Departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with community partners to plan and schedule service projects in urban centers.
  • Working directly with tribal partners to build culturally relevant programming.
  • Build new relationships with stakeholders and stakeholder groups
  • Work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure programs have logistical support as needed.
  • Hiring and training seasonal field leaders who manage day-to-day crew
  • Providing technical and social/emotional support to field staff and crews prior to and during the implementation of
  • Overseeing the tracking of crew accomplishments, paperwork and reporting
  • Ensure NYC safety, education and workplace standards are
  • Support the learning, growth, and success of participants and leaders.
  • Help NYC analyze and adjust elements of our Urban and Community programs for continuous improvement.

Position Qualifications & Certifications

The Programs and Partnership Coordinator must have superior work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills. The right person for this position will be hard working, eager to learn, solution oriented, and enjoy engaging with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • CPR, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) required (or obtained in the first 90 days of employment).
  • Pass a background check
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university or related experience highly desired, preferably in parks management, resource management, or related field.
  • Reliable and self-motivated.
  • Superior problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Outstanding ability to work with people from all backgrounds and temperaments.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Fluent in a second language (Spanish preferred)
  • Appreciation for working with youth in the outdoors

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Work environment; temperature, noise level, inside or outside, or other factors that will affect the person’s working conditions while performing the job.
  • Physical demands—the physical demands of the job, including bending, sitting, lifting and driving.
  • In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in a variety of environments from an office setting to remote locations in the wilderness.
  • This position will work outside in all types of weather conditions and environments including but not limited to high elevations, remote areas, cold, rain, snow, heat, humidity, wind, etc.
  • The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud. PPE is provided and use is required.
  • The employee must – frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds (with or without reasonable accommodation).
  • While performing the duties of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or vehicle; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear; and smell repeatedly.

**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.**

All job offers are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check as well as record of full COVID 19 vaccination OR an NYC approved medical/religious exemption.

Terms of Employment

Based in an NYC office, will require 30% travel to remote training and project locations which may include travelling within OR, WA, and ID. This is a full time, exempt position. Typical hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM; with periodic long days and/or evening and weekend responsibilities seasonally.

Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers


To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human Resources Officer at jessicaj@nwyouthcorps.org with “OR Urban Outreach” in the subject line and document attachments in word or PDF format. Please do not call or drop in. Additional program information can be found at www.northwestyouthcorps.org

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.