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.

Our Workplace

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

Food and Farm Director

The Food and Farm Director (FFD) is responsible for leading multiple constituencies – Corps Members, Crew Leaders, AmeriCorps Members, school groups, and volunteers – in personally empowering, professionally meaningful, and educationally rich experiences while working and learning on the Farm at VYCC.

A successful FFD will lead the Farm at VYCC’s efforts to: deepen Farm Corps Members experience through learning; design and implement programs that meet the needs of young people in Vermont; and increase the Farm at VYCC’s resources through expanded partnerships and funding.

The FFD is highly focused on partner stewardship and partner development to support and strengthen the Health Care Share. The Health Care Share, founded by VYCC, employs youth and young adults to work and learn while growing fresh, local food. This food, packaged in weekly shares, is distributed to medical centers who, in turn, distribute shares to patients who benefit from greater access to vegetable and poultry shares. Health Care Shares is at once a youth employment vehicle, a public health initiative, and an entrepreneurial engine.

This position requires a passion for working with young people, education and community building, strong practical knowledge of agricultural skills and farm management, a deep commitment to community food security, and a unique talent for collaboration.

Please read the full job description here.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Daniel Schmidt, Chief Program Officer: Daniel.Schmidt@vycc.org. No calls, please.

Food and Farm Manager

The Farm Production Manager (FPM) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Farm at VYCC, VYCC’s vegetable and poultry farm. The Farm at VYCC is the central life force of VYCC’s nationally recognized Health Care Share. Over the past ten growing seasons, we have proudly established an 8-acre, fully diversified vegetable and poultry farm in Vermont’s Champlain Valley with annual production of ~110,000 pounds of produce, 1,000 meat birds, a flock of laying hens, and a small number of cattle and pigs. Significant infrastructure – tractors, green and hoop houses, walk in coolers, a wash station, fencing – all support farm operations. The FPM will build upon this foundation, overseeing a thriving farm that offers meaningful employment and learning opportunities for youth, young adults, and hundreds of volunteers.

Please read the full job description here.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Daniel Schmidt, Chief Program Officer: Daniel.Schmidt@vycc.org. No calls, please.

VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions

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.