Earn your GED or high school diploma, start a career and become empowered by your community.


Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.

Careers & Culture

Everyone is welcome at American YouthWorks, and we believe in creating an equitable and inclusive environment. We recognize that diversity and unique perspectives make a stronger, passionate team and build a culture of collaboration.

At American YouthWorks, you will make a difference every day in the lives of the youth and young adults we serve. Together, we help to strengthen our communities by building affordable housing for low-income families, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. We improve our parks and environments and engage in activities of community-building service every day. Our students and participants are connected to career and educational pathways that change their lives by creating greater economic stability, sense of community, and purpose.

If you’re interested in positively impacting the lives of young people and becoming a valued member of our community, we invite you to apply for our open positions!

Looking for participant opportunities?

Visit one of our program pages!
YouthBuild Austin
Conservation Corps

AYW’s Culture

Work Life Harmony

Core Values

Above the Line

Disagree Openly

Unified Vision


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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are integral to American YouthWorks’ history, culture, and identity. As an organization, our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces and advances equity and opportunity for all.


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Open Positions

If you’re interested in positively impacting the lives of young people and becoming a valued member of our community, we invite you to apply for our open positions!


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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get back to me about the next steps after submitting my application?

Timing depends on the level of urgency for filling the position, as well as the volume of applications we’ve received. Either way, you will hear back from us.


Can I re-apply to the same position if it is still open?

Of course! We suggest you wait a minimum of six months before re-applying.


What if I want to be considered for more than one position at the same time?

You can apply to as many positions as you like, it will not hurt your chances, and we can see which roles you have applied to.


How long after my interview will it take to make a decision?

We will try to get back to you within a week. If you have not heard back from us, please reach out to the Human Resources Department at [email protected] We onboard staff twice a month, on the 16th and 1st of the month.


Do you support remote workers?

Honestly, it depends on the team and role. The job posting and description will have the location details.


What should I wear to my interview?

We are a business casual office environment, but you should wear what is most comfortable for you.


Do you have gender-neutral restrooms on-site?

Yes, we have gender-neutral restrooms at all AYW office locations.


How can I be sure the interviewing team is aware of my pronouns?

You can let us know as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. You may also reach out to the Human Resources department at [email protected] and let them know, or when we reach out to schedule an interview.


I have feedback about the interview process; who can I talk to?

We appreciate feedback and any thoughts you want to share with us. We take it very seriously and use it to grow. You may reach out to our Chief Operating Officer, or Human Resources Coordinator, at [email protected]