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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
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Youth outdoors crew member

Post Date:Jan 12, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - Minnesota - Saint Paul Job Reference:
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Job Description:
AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Members (ages 18-25) perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. In spring and fall, corpsmembers lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants (ages 15-18) in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. In summer, crews complete natural resource restoration projects. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.

JOB DETAILS:
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Location: Twin Cities, MN
-- Term dates: February 16 – December 15, 2017
-- Schedule:
---- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical during training and in summer
---- Tuesday – Saturday, varied hours, typical during spring and fall youth programming.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $5775 upon successful completion of term


QUALIFICATIONS:
-- Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week
-- Desire to work with diverse youth in conservation, education and recreation settings
-- Ability to present to large groups in an outdoor setting, sometimes consisting of over 60 people of all ages
-- Desire to learn skills in youth development and/or natural resource management; 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference

REQUIREMENTS:
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 pound pack on level terrain.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.   
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

PERKS:
-- Learn valuable job and leadership skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills

For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.

APPLY ONLINE: http://www.conservationcorps.org/apply

DEADLINE: January 20, 2017

Early application encouraged, as spots may fill up. Applications considered as received.

Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x31




Contact Information
Kellie Lager
60 Plato Blvd E
Saint Paul, MN 55107
United States
Ph: 651-209-9900
Email: recruit@conservationcorps.org


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