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

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.

Program Logistics Specialist

We are seeking our next full-time Program Logistics Specialist (PLS) to join our dynamic team. This position is the make things happen person for our program team, assisting program staff with the critical operations and logistics that make our programs awesome. The PLS will be our head vehicle fleet and facilities manager, oversee all our tools and gear upkeep, keep our uniforms looking sharp (a key VYCC role!). This role will also work directly with our Farm and Conservation youth crews in training and work projects. To be successful the PLS must have prior experience with mentoring or teaching, being handy with tools, vehicle management, and general facility management, as well having a strong grasp on risk management.

Is this you? Read the full job description here.

Conservation Watershed Manager

The Conservation Watershed Manager is responsible for overseeing projects that use the VYCC’s model of small, mobile and well-trained crews to improve water quality, storm run off planning and repair, and increase resiliency of public infrastructure throughout the state. This position is equally responsible for collaborating with a broad network of watershed partners to secure project revenues, promote understanding of VYCC crew capabilities and accomplishments, ensure appropriate application of best management practices for watershed projects, and support Vermont’s water quality goals.

Is this you? Read the full job description here.

VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions

Conservation Field Assistant (3 positions)

The Field Assistant position is a full-time ~6-month position with responsibilities that involve supervisory, field, and administrative tasks.  The successful candidate must easily transition from field-based to office-based responsibilities and will focus on training and supporting 22 crews that currently comprise the Conservation Program in either Vermont or North Carolina. The Field Assistant is supervised by the Conservation Program Staff.

The Field Assistant will work closely with the Program Staff to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes and will work as part of a highly motivated professional team to assist in all aspects of the VYCC Conservation Program.  This may include but is not limited to areas such as Field Staff hiring, training, and supervision, Corps Member recruitment, and work project management.

During the pre-season months, the Field Assistant will focus on Crew Leader and Corps Member recruitment and hiring, and assist with the planning and preparation for Crew Leader training. During the field season, the Field Assistant will train and support crews, supervise Crew Leaders, respond to urgent situations, and manage complex logistics all the while inspiring Crew Leaders and Corps Members as a confident leader.  The Field Assistant must possess exceptional time management skills, the ability to effectively juggle competing priorities, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take on an active role in a dynamic organization.  Post-program, Field Assistant will play an active role in administrative duties including reporting and data management.

During the Field Season this position involves a great deal of travel and long hours, generally spending 4 days/week in field and 1 in office.  The right candidate will have stamina, a passion for spending several days at a time in the field, and must be able to work evenings and weekends.  Due to the dynamic nature of the VYCC, all staff may be asked to take on additional responsibilities as they develop.  The right candidate will be confident, have the ability to work independently as well as within a close team, and have a strong desire to manage a statewide conservation work and education program.

Is this you? Read the full description here and how to apply.

North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) Open Seasonal Staff Positions

NCYCC Field Assistant

The Field Assistant position is a full-time ~6-month position with responsibilities that involve supervisory, field, and administrative tasks. The successful candidate must easily transition from field-based to office-based responsibilities and will focus on training and supporting five crews that currently comprise the Conservation Program of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps working in North Carolina as the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps. The Field Assistant is supervised jointly by staff at the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and staff at VYCC.

The Field Assistant will start out in Vermont working closely with VYCC Program Staff to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes of the VYCC Conservation Program. This may include but is not limited to areas such as Field Staff hiring, training, and supervision, Corps Member recruitment, and work project management.

The Field Assistant will make preseason visits to North Carolina to assist with the development of work projects.  After Crew Leader training the Field Assistant will transition to North Carolina to provide field supervision to the crews which will comprise the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps. During the field season, the Field Assistant will train and support these crews, supervise Crew Leaders, respond to urgent situations, and manage complex logistics all the while inspiring Crew Leaders and Corps Members as a confident leader. The Field Assistant must possess exceptional communication and time management skills, the ability to effectively juggle competing priorities, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take on an active role in a dynamic organization. Post-program, Field Assistant will play an active role in administrative duties including reporting and data management.

During the Field Season this position involves a great deal of travel and long hours, generally spending 4 days/week in field and 1 in office. The right candidate will have stamina, a passion for spending several days at a time in the field, and must be able to work evenings and weekends. Due to the dynamic nature of Conservation Corps work, all staff may be asked to take on additional responsibilities as they develop. The right candidate will be confident, have the ability to work independently as well as within a close team, and have a strong desire to manage a statewide conservation work and education program.

Is this you? Full description and application info here.

NCYCC Program Coordinator

The North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) Program Coordinator is a full-time, temporary position supervised by the Conservation Program Director that involves the development, supervision, training and management of NCYCC Conservation Crews. The NCYCC Program Coordinator has both supervisory and administrative responsibilities in the field and in the office.

The Program Coordinator will work as part of a highly motivated team to manage all aspects of the NCYCC field program including: field staff hiring and supervision, crew support, Corps Member recruitment and hiring and work project management.

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the VYCC Conservation Program Director, the Conservation Trust NCYCC Project Director, and other Program Coordinators to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes. During the pre-season months, the Program Coordinator will assist with NCYCC Project Development and Partner Relationships, Crew Leader recruitment and hiring, Corps Member recruitment and hiring, and help plan and prepare for all aspects of the NCYCC Conservation Program field season.

During the field season, the NCYCC Program Coordinator serves as front-line field support for crews, providing supervision and evaluation of Crew Leaders, training and educational sessions for Crew Leaders and Corps Members, and additional logistical support. The NCYCC Program Coordinator must possess exceptional time management skills, the ability to effectively manage competing priorities, be open to ongoing training related to the organization’s systems and high performance expectations, follow through with multiple on-going responsibilities, and have a strong desire to take a leadership role in a dynamic and challenging a statewide conservation work and education program.

During the field season this position involves a great deal of travel and long hours. The NCYCC Program Coordinator will spend several days at a time in the field and must be able to work evenings and weekends.  There will be the option to continue to work in North Carolina after the field season in a NCYCC 10-month North Carolina State Park AmeriCorps position.

Is this you? Full description and how to apply here.