AmeriCorps Field Crew Members and Leaders (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 prairie restoration, exotic species management, fencing and lakeshore restoration. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.
-- Minnesota: February 4-December 13, 2019
-- Iowa/Missouri: January 7-December 13, 2019
-- Minnesota: February 20-December 13, 2019
-- Iowa: January 21-December 13, 2019
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- 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.
-- Stipend: $1690/mo
-- Education award: $5920 upon successful completion of term
-- Northwest Minnesota: Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls
-- Northeast Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Moose Lake, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Duluth
-- Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Shakopee, Andover, Jordan, Plymouth
-- Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
-- Iowa: Ames, Des Moines, Council Bluffs
-- Missouri: Springfield
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Member
-- 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
-- Previous experience in a leadership role and ability to lead a crew of 4 or 5 members (ages 18-25).
-- Effective communication skills.
-- Experience or education in natural resource management, habitat restoration work and/or related fields.
-- Experience in hand and power tool safety and small engine repair is preferred.
-- 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: December 31, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Positions based in Iowa and Missouri start in January. Applications for these locations may close prior to the December 31 deadline. Please submit application materials as soon as possible.
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x35