AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term dates: May 22 – December 15, 2017 (Northwest Minnesota: May 22 – November 15, 2017)
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical. In some locations, hours vary significantly and overnight camping is often required 4-12 days at a time.
-- Monthly stipend: $1355
-- Education award: $2887.50 upon successful completion of term
LOCATIONS: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
-- Northwest Minnesota: Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls
-- Northeast Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Moose Lake, Gooseberry Falls State Park
-- Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee, Andover, Jordan
-- Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
-- Iowa: Ames, Des Moines, Council Bluffs
-- Ability to work well with others in a team setting.
-- Strong desire to learn new skills.
-- Positive attitude and interest in service and community work.
-- Dedication to complete full term of AmeriCorps service.
-- 18-25 years old
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out-of-town assignments and emergency response.
-- Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week, including long (10 hr) days of difficult outdoor work.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Learn valuable job 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
-- Job-specific training, including Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: April 21, 2017
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply early!
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
email@example.com or 651-209-9900 x31