Youth Conservation Corps Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $18
Maximum: $20



Start Date


Application Deadline



50 Hurt Plaza Southeast
Suite 980
United States



The YCC Project Manager is a proactive communicator who can appropriately engage with varied constituents (internal team, external partners, and interns), and provide leadership over various programs. The YCC Project Manager will also interact with students as a mentor, facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive internship experience.





Compile program position descriptions as assigned and populate on recruitment portals

Develop and cultivate relationships with careers services staff at target schools

Establish relationships with key college faculty, administrators, and student organizations

Increase YCC program presence by attending career fairs and coordinating on-campus recruitment activities at target schools

Collect and maintain candidate resumes and contact details for student recruitment database

Manage full lifecycle recruitment process from the beginning of the candidate experience to the completion

Internship Experience Management

Organize and manage internship on-boarding activities including applications, pre-screening, federal background checks, as well as coordinating "meet and greet" meetings with NPS, USF&W and FS supervisors (and other assigned partners)

Facilitate orientations, including developing content, reviewing the internship manual, and covering logistics with interns prior to program start date

Ensure intern success by providing day-to-day support of interns, including but not limited to: tracking intern absences and performance issues

Serve as the first point of contact for intern questions and challenges, as well as feedback for/from interns on their experience

Provide consistent feedback and coaching to students around internship performance via phone, email, and site visits

Communicate consistently with upper-level management via meetings, conference calls and weekly reports 

Manage and review timesheets for on-time submission and accuracy; manage the distribution of biweekly intern stipend checks

Collect regular feedback from NPS/USFWS/FS partners, including mid- and post-program performance evaluations, and report results to Director of Programs

Collect Digital Media Journal entries completed by interns throughout the course of the program

Collect data for intern tracking and follow-up purposes and to complete project final reports


Career Services

Work closely with interns to support their professional development via coaching and webinars to ensure that they have the tools needed to obtain federal employment and/or further education and training

Counsel interns in setting short and long term career goals, federal resume writing, job search, etc. Connect interns to employment opportunities and career resources

Work collaboratively with NPS/USFWS/FS/&other partners to ensure support for interns

Refer interns to additional career resources as needed

And other duties as assigned based on organizational needs



Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum of one year of experience in recruitment

Self-starter with outstanding motivation

Experience in managing youth development programs

Proven ability to chart and execute strategically

Professional demeanor and ability to interact with high-level government and corporate partners

Effective oral and written communications skills 

Strong networking and interpersonal skills

Interest in and knowledge of federal public land agencies


This position could lead to full-time employment including paid vacation, holidays, health insurance, and 401k benefits.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Eboni Preston at