Restoring Relations Youth Corps Leader

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Date Posted: 12-12-2016
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 local American Indian culture and values (primarily Dakota and Ojibwe). In this way, leaders will help youth participants make connections between service project goals and local indigenous values.
 
Term dates and schedule:
  • Term: June 1 – August 28, 2017
  • Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday typical, some overnights and weekends
 
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
 
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Twin Cities, MN
 
Qualifications:
  • Desire and ability to:
    • Work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week.
    • Lead the crew and complete service projects in a way that aligns with local American Indian culture and values (primarily Ojibwe and Dakota).
    • Work with youth in conservation, education and recreation settings.
    • Teach and learn about local American Indian culture and values (primarily Dakota and Ojibwe).
    • Foster strong work habits, environmental ethics, youth leadership and team unity.
    • Display a 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.
  • Previous experience or education with youth development and natural resource management preferred but not required; 15-20% of service term dedicated to technical and personal skill training.
 
Requirements:
  • 19-25 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.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.  
  • Must successfully pass medical review process.
  • 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.
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

For more information, view the Restoring Relations 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 3, 2017
 
For more information, view the Restoring Relations Crew Leader position description.
 
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x31
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