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Field Training Manager
- Full-Time Administrative I
- Eugene, OR, USA
- 48000-48000 per year
- Full Time
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 paycheck, 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).
LOCATION: Based in Eugene, Oregon. Requires travel to remote training and project locations within OR, WA, and ID.
COMPENSATION: $48,000 annual salary
Benefit Package includes: Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment plan, Professional Development, and other perks!
The Field Training Manager facilitates continuity across NYC's field programming by preparing program staff to provide consistent and high quality staff training and evaluation . The position helps establish expectations around the approach, standards, tone and pace of NYC's field programs. The Field Training Manager is charged with ensuring consistent messaging, particularly around organizational procedures, policies, and risk management.
This position helps establish NYC/ICC's unique culture with leaders and members and works to set expectations. The Manager will spend time in implementing field-based trainings March through September. In addition, the Manager will help support projects that require high level of technical expertise It is expected that overall, 30% of this position is field-based, meaning significant periods of time spent living/camping in remote areas. Significant portions of that 30% load occur during the summer months.
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
- Provide mentoring and training for field staff in application of DEI principles.
- Help develop policies and procedures that support safe and effective programming.
- Participate in emergency response as needed.
- Facilitate regular after action debriefs and learning opportunities.
- Support the development and application of annual mock scenarios.
- Assist Program staff in project selection process to ensure crew capability before assignment.
Department Supervision and collaboration
- This position is supervised by the Risk Management and Field Training
- Collaborates with Program Director, Program Managers, Program Coordinators and Woods Bosses to plan, schedule and implement effective
- Develops, supports, and evaluates the knowledge and leadership skills of trainees.
- Assists Program Coordinators and Managers with the evaluation and skill assessment of all training participants.
- The Manager will work with Program Coordinators, Program Managers, and the Risk Management and Training Officer to identify and prioritize projects in need of additional technical
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify and select appropriate training locations to meet the needs of the training
- Work methodically with the Risk Management and Field Training Officer to update and modernize NYC's training curriculum and schedule to maximize training
- Create informal and formal goals for each leader participant during their training
- Facilitate trainings and provide project support with a mission first mentality.
- Maintain a strong desire to learn and grow skills and
- The Program Department is a highly collaborative environment in which the Field Training Manager may be assigned projects that support other department goals as needed.
Experience and Qualifications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to inspire others
- Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving history in accordance to policy.
- Wilderness medical training and CPR - WFR/WEMT strongly
- Experience and demonstrated skill at staff evaluation and management, public speaking, organization of field trainings, reporting and editing are highly
- Ability to effectively teach across multiple learning
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Chainsaw and/or Crosscut Saw certification/experience at, or equivalent to USDA-US Forest Service "B" Bucking or more advanced certification (with desire to grow skills and certification levels).
- A minimum of two years of staff supervisory experience required, preferably within the Conservation Corps industry.
- A minimum of two years of experience working in Conservation Corps or Trail Crew environments with demonstrated technical skills and ability to teach advanced trail work skills, saw operations, fuels reduction, and invasive species removal or comparable
Physical Demands/Work Environment
- 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. In the outdoor environment weather can be extremely hot or cold, wet or dry and vary within a single day. While working outdoors, employee will often camp and sleep outdoors. They will travel over uneven terrain on foot and may hike up to 15 miles a day. Field training days are typically very long.
- The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud. PPE is provided and use is required.
- The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 75 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 Eugene, will require travel to remote training and project locations which may include travelling within OR, WA, and ID. This is a full time, exempt position. Typical office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM; Field schedule will differ with frequent long days and/or evening and weekend responsibilities seasonally.
Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human Resources Officer at
email@example.com with "Field Training Manager" 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
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.