Monitoring and Outreach Corpsmember

Location: Crookston, MN
Date Posted: 08-27-2018
The AmeriCorps Monitoring and Outreach Corpsmember (ages 18-25) is based at the International Water Institute (IWI) in Crookston, MN. Under the direct guidance of an International Water Institute project supervisor, the corpsmember will assist with Monitoring projects, water quality monitoring and watershed education programs in the Red River of the North Basin (Minnesota and North Dakota) provided by the Institute.  Up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
 
This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
 
Term dates and schedule:
  • Term: January 16-December 13, 2019
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical.


Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $5920 upon successful completion of term
 
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Crookston, MN
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work with children and youth in outdoor settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Experience, course work or training in macroinvertebrate and water quality monitoring desired
  • College coursework and/or degree in a relevant field
 
Requirements:
  • 18-25 years old.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term


For more information, view the Monitoring and Outreach Corpsmember 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: October 5, 2018
 
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x35
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