We’re always ready to meet people who share our passion for this work.
Do you want be part of a team of young and seasoned professionals dedicated to VYCC’s mission? If you are ready to work hard and make a difference in the lives of young people, we want to learn more about you!
Interested In Joining Our Staff?
First, A Little About Us…
Our mission is to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. Youth and young adults (ages 15-24) join VYCC for practical and hands-on work, personal growth, and deep connection to the natural world by working on farm and conservation crews across the state. VYCC is Vermont’s leading environmental and educational organization that provides inspiring and rewarding work opportunities for youth. Our program model is: small teams, well-trained leaders, and diverse crews working to complete projects that benefit the broader public.
Our work is guided by the belief that every young person deserves the chance to work hard and to make meaningful contributions. We believe that youth need structured and well-led opportunities to practice leadership, teamwork, and professional skills. These beliefs are evident in our tagline: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders.
We have periodic full-time VYCC staff positions at our headquarters and seasonal positions to support our Vermont farm and conservation youth and young adult crews. We also hire seasonal positions (and youth and young adult crews) for our partners North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC). All open positions are located further down this page.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The VYCC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applications from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women and gender fluid individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. All eligible applicants or job-holders have an equal opportunity in all areas of VYCC employment.
All full-time staff are based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Headquarters Office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a collegial, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.
VYCC Open Full-Time Staff Positions
Chief Program Officer
In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Chief Finance Officer, and Program Directors, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) will identify and implement strategic ways to increase the quality, and grow the scale, scope, and diversity of a rock-solid foundation of programs. A key member of the leadership team, the CPO will oversee a significant portfolio of programs and related services; evaluate program impact; promote and diversify funding; mentor, supervise, offer professional development to staff; and strengthen the organization through dynamic and effective implementation of youth and young adult programming. We seek a serious educator with a knack for program design, operational expertise to make it happen, and a terrific collaborator to make the process fun and rewarding. Please read the full job description here: VYCC Chief Program Officer Job Description 2018.
Please send a resume and cover letter, to Breck Knauft at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No calls, please. VYCC offers a highly competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills
VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions
None at this time. Check back next season!
If you are between the ages of 15-26, have you check out our Crew Leader and Crew Member positions for 2019. Apps open on January 1!
Each listed position has a full job description which provides detailed position expectations and how to apply. Most positions are open until filled, unless otherwise noted. We appreciate you signal boosting any of these positions to awesome candidates you know. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.