Community Outreach Corpsmember

Location: Crookston, MN
Date Posted: 08-31-2017
The AmeriCorps Community Outreach Corpsmember (ages 18-25) will assist the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (RSDP) in the Natural Resources Focus Area. Projects will link University of Minnesota Extension educators and RSDP partners to help communities develop climate resiliency strategies.  The member will attend meetings in person or by conference call with natural resources work groups and assist in gathering information through interviews, online media and peer reviewed journals.
Most service activities will occur in an office setting, with substantial time spent out of the office meeting with partners and participating in events. This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The Corpsmember 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 15, 2018 – December 13, 2018
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $5815 upon successful completion of term
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Corpsmember must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Crookston, MN
  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
  • Previous experience, college coursework in environmental education, water resources, conservation, communications or a relevant field.
  • Working knowledge of the ecology of Minnesota’s biomes and Minnesota basins and watersheds.
  • Active interest in climate science and climate adaptation strategies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in electronic, written and oral media. Demonstrated ability to listen and summarize concisely.Strong technical writing skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required.
  • Experience using social media for communications and outreach.
  • Effective time management and project oversight skills.
  • Desktop publishing and photography skills.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving required.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Work well in team settings and exhibit respectful assertiveness to contribute to projects and products.
  • Experience working with adult volunteers.
  • Desire and ability to display a positive attitude, interest in community service and desire to make a difference.
  • Proficiency in Somali, Anishinaabe, Spanish or Hmong language desired but not required.
  • 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).
  • 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 Community 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 13, 2017
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator or 651-209-9900 x35
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