AmeriCorps Restoring Relations Youth Corps Crew Leaders (ages 19-25) will educate, train and lead youth members (ages 15-18) on natural resource conservation projects such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development and invasive species removal. Leaders will facilitate educational and recreational activities during spike trips, after workdays and on weekends. The position seeks applicants who are members of Native American Tribes, or identify as American Indian/Native American. Crew leaders will lead, teach, mentor and learn in a way that supports American Indian culture and values. In this way, leaders will help youth participants make connections between service project goals and indigenous values.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 19-25)
-- Term dates: June 1 – August 28, 2017
-- Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday typical, some overnights and weekends
-- Stipend: $1690/mo
-- Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Twin Cities, MN
-- Ability work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week.
-- Strong leadership skills and desire to complete service projects in a way that aligns with American Indian culture and values.
-- Desire to work with youth in conservation, education and recreation settings, and teach and learn about American Indian culture and values.
-- Positive attitude, interest in community service and desire to make a difference.
-- Strong background in the sciences and/or American Indian studies is preferred, but not required.
-- 19-25 years old
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.
-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Gain leadership skills and 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
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: March 20, 2017
Applications being reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply early!
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31