Operations Director at Northwest Youth Corps Headquarters in Eugene, OR

Job Details

  • Date Posted: October 1, 2021
  • Location: , Eugene, OR
  • Company: Northwest Youth Corps
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $56,000-$60,000 annual salary
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: 2-5 yrs

Company Contact

  • , Eugene, OR
  • $56,000-$60,000 annual salary

Northwest Youth Corps

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, is seeking an Operations Director for its headquarters office, Eugene, Oregon. This position has an annual starting salary of $56,000-$60,000. Our benefits include personal leave, paid holidays, medical and dental coverage, disability/life insurance, a 401k investment plan, professional development, and other perks.

Since 1984, NYC 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).

Position Summary

The Operations Director (OD) develops and executes systems that promote efficient business operations as well as supports the acquisition and maintenance of assets. This includes fleet use and maintenance, equipment purchase/repair, food programs for crews, and field communication systems. The Operations Director oversees a small team of staff who provide logistics support, facilities maintenance, vehicle use/maintenance, equipment purchase/maintenance, inventory
tracking, and support for program management.

The OD is responsible for planning documents, operational reports, professional oversight, staff meetings, and staff performance reviews. The OD works with staff to develop/document operational procedures and to strengthen overall organizational, administrative, and programmatic infrastructure. The Operations Director reports directly to the Deputy Director (DD).

Position Details

Department supervision and collaborations

  • The Operations Director supervises full-time staff in the Eugene office, as well as provide systems and logistical support to Operations staff in Idaho and Washington, in compliance with employment law, organizational policies and procedures, and industry best practices.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Promote continued support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for underrepresented populations.

Position Qualifications and Certifications

  • Commitment to Northwest Youth Corps Mission and Values.
  • Budgetary and financial management experience with an organization of similar size.
  • Experience in logistics and inventory controls.
  • Proven ability to identify problems, and formulate and implement solutions as well as evaluate success.
  • Demonstrated success in analyzing, tracking, and restructuring of systems and procedures.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in construction and/or with hand- and power-tools highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with a conservation or youth corps program highly desirable.
  • History of effectiveness working with vendors, community organizations and/or public agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management and Oversight
  • Support/train program staff in procedures related to vehicles, equipment (including repair and maintenance systems), and facility use.
  • Oversee Operations staff completing duties in facility maintenance, tool maintenance, tool inventory, and NYC’s food program.
  • Provide evaluations and professional development for staff
  • Work with the Deputy Director to develop annual Operations budget.
  • Compile quarterly/annual operational reports.


  • Oversee maintenance of facility mechanical systems via vendors.
  • Oversee maintenance of campus facility, mowing, cleaning, and washing.
  • Provide basic systems support for facilities in Idaho and Washington including oversight of security systems, facility maintenance, and overall operations procedures

Vehicles, Equipment and Food

  • Develop techniques to accurately track and report on all equipment and vehicle expenses.
  • Implementation of systems needed for vehicle and equipment readiness, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance needs.
  • Select and interface with vendors for food purchases, and vehicle and equipment repair/maintenance.
  • Ensure readiness of field technology and communications, including; cell phones, tablets, and spot devices.
  • Support staff with solutions for equipment, vehicle, and logistical problems in the field.
  • Maintain accurate inventories, report on shrinkage, and maintain organized storage and repair areas.
  • Oversee development of food menus and associated delivery of food to field programs.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
  • The physical demands of the job include bending, sitting, hiking, digging, lifting, all forms of manual labor, and driving. In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in a variety of environments from an office setting to various outdoor settings.
  • This position will occasionally 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 – occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds (with or without reasonable accommodation).
  • This position is physically demanding. 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, and hear; in an outdoor environment.

**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.**

Terms of Employment

This is a full time, exempt position. Typical hours are Monday -Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM; with periodic long days and/or evening and weekend responsibilities seasonally.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human Resources Officer at [email protected] within the subject “Operations Director” line and document attachments in word or PDF format. Please do not call or drop in.

Additional program information can be found on our website.
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.
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