Summer Youth Corps Leader and Leader/Interpreter
AmeriCorps Summer Youth Corps Leaders (ages 19-25) will work in teams of two to supervise up to eight youth on 1- to 2-week long “spike” projects (crews camp in tents, prepare their own meals and complete work projects). Crews will complete projects such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development, invasive species removal, etc. Leaders will provide training such as tool use and safety, conduct on-the-job training demonstrations for youth participants starting new projects and facilitate educational and recreational activities on weekends, during spike trips and after work day.
The Crew Leader will be responsible for maintaining consistent discipline and fostering positive crew morale by facilitating teamwork among youth participants. 5% of youth participants are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Deaf and hard-of-hearing crew leaders and interpreters will lead inclusive crews where half of youth use sign as their primary language. If applying to be a leader/interpreter, applicants are required to submit a video of their interpreting skills.
Term dates and schedule:
Stipend and award:
Location: Based at Saint Croix State Park (Hinckley), MN, with travel throughout region to complete environmental service projects.
Qualifications: Desire and ability to:
For more information, view the Summer Youth Corps Leader position description.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Applications reviewed as received. Please apply early!
Questions? Contact Jonathan Goldenberg, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x27
or Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
email@example.com or 651-209-9900 x35