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Corps Operations Manager

About EarthCorps

EarthCorps (EC) is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that believes people and nature can thrive together and seeks to build a global community of leaders through local environmental service. Putting our mission into action looks like an intensive (six-month/year-long) training program that unites young adults (ages 18-26ish) from across the United States and around the world. 

EarthCorps is committed to becoming a more liberated and anti-racist organization. Through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, EarthCorps is building a network of leaders who have the cultural competency and skills to build a new future, while restoring vital lands and waters and connecting people to nature. This work is ongoing and the organization is committed to being transparent with program participants about our work, as well as including their input to drive the direction of the organization towards a healthier, welcoming, and sustainable community for us all.   

Our program provides experience in developing: 

·       Strong Communities: Members work in crews of 6 and in a cohort of 30-50 members.  In our time together, we explore team dynamics, community culture, and accountability.  We build a network of passionatechangemakers that can provide support and inspiration far beyond the formal program.  Additionally, EarthCorps leads 10,000+ volunteers annually and partners with 100+ organizations worldwide. 

·       Healthy Habitats:  The ecosytems of the Pacific Northwest are our classroom. EarthCorps' environmental restoration projects vary from year to year and likely includes native tree plantings, invasive plant removal, wetland and shoreline restoration and trail construction. Members learn through hands-on service, gain experience in restoration techniques and ask big questions about the role of humans in stewarding our environment.  

·       Young Leaders:  EarthCorps corpsmembers are committed to personal development and reflection, practice inclusive leadership skills, and experience what it means to lead in a community of leaders.  EarthCorpsintroduces leadership frameworks and encourages members to refine their own leadership philosophy.  

Position Summary

The Corps Operations Manager is a full time exempt position with EarthCorps and is responsible for developing and supporting EC’s Corps Program, which is an environmental service-learning program for 18-25-year-old of American and international young adults. The position involves program management of orientations, workshops, trainings, ensuring crew safety and maintaining the objectives of EarthCorps in all endeavors. The Corps Operations Manager is responsible for the supervision of AmeriCorps corpsmembers.  They work in close collaboration with the Field Operations Manager and Education Manager to facilitate the arc of corpsmember programming and experience. This position works a 4/10 schedule and reports to the Corps Director. 

Duties & Responsibilities


·       Supervises 40+ crew members and 6-7 crew leaders, with support of Corps Director. 

·       Collaborates with project staff to ensure that crews are functioning well in the field. 

·       Enforces the standards of behavior as well as policies and procedures of EarthCorps and ensures adherence to program goals and mission.  

·       Evaluates current policies for equity impacts and works to improve policies and procedures to build an equitable and transparent culture in the corps.  

·       Provides coaching, conflict management and corrective action to corps members as needed. 

·       Collaborates with the Education Manager to deliver four multi-day overnight retreats and workshops throughout the program year. 

·       Coaches the crew leader cohort and facilitates crew leader weekly meetings. 

·       Collaborates with project staff on daily and weekly corps staffing for field projects 

·       Leads by example, working alongside crew members and crew leaders. 



·       Delivers the corps member training in collaboration with the Corps Education Manager. 

·       Trainings cover: diversity equity and inclusion, reflective practice, leadership development, team development, conflict management, risk management, workplace safety, environmental restoration, natural resource management, habitat restoration field skills 

·       Works with project staff to lead reflection and coach members in the field 

·       Supports and co-facilitates a corpsmember affinity group building antiracist spaces and training.



·       Collaborates with the Corps Director on AmeriCorps grant reporting and performance measure tracking.  

·       Supports the HR Generalist in annual corps member hiring, specifically interviews and selection. 

·       Oversees implementation of corpsmember onboarding, evaluation, exiting. 

·       Responsible for tracking and following up on corps incident reports including workers’ compensation and compiling the annual safety report.  

·       Supports corps with health insurance needs and acts as an ally for them around their needs. 



·       Participates in organizational anti-racist work including participation on a Racial Equity Action Plan task force or committee.  

·       Participates on the organizational risk management committee 

·       Performs other relevant duties as assigned. 


Required Qualifications


·       Demonstrated management skills including supervision and development. 

·       Passion and desire to work with and develop young adults. 

·       Maintain self-motivation and ability to persevere in adversity. 

·       Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. 

·       Excellent communications skills and knowledge of effective communication styles. 

·       Ability to work occasional overnight programs, including camping, beyond the greater Seattle area. 

·       Comfortable working in field project conditions, including cold, wet weather and heat.  

·       Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. 

·       Highly motivated, organized, creative, self-directed and flexible. 

·       Positive attitude and sense of humor. 

Desired Qualifications


·       Experience with environmental education and/or training young adults in restoration/conservation programming.  

·       Hands-on experience with field work such as wetland, riparian and upland habitat restoration 

·       Wilderness First Responder or higher certification or willingness to become certified upon hire. 

·       Knowledge of Pacific Northwest flora, ecosystems, and environmental issues. 

·       Experience in team-building facilitation. 

·       Experience driving large vehicles and trucks. 

·       Experience supervising multi-cultural volunteers and teams. 

·       Passion with multi-cultural education and community building. 

·       Experience living/traveling internationally. 

Terms of Employment

Work week: Works 4/10s schedule 


Competitive benefits package includes: employer provided health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, subsidized transit pass and staff training. 


SALARY-- $60,000-65,000 annually dependent on experience

To Apply

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below.  . In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at EarthCorps. Applications will be reviewed as received.

PRIORITY CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2021 position will be opened until filled.

EarthCorps is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and members of other underrepresented groups. EarthCorps is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.