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Individual Placement AmeriCorps Member

Various Locations, MN, WI

The AmeriCorps Individual Placement positions (ages 18-25) are based at various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Under the direct guidance of a project supervisor, the corpsmember will assist with a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of the partner agency. See specific position descriptions for greater detail before applying. 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 - December 2022 

  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm typical. Some evenings or weekends may be required.  

Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.

  • Windom, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN

Positions:

  • Agriculture and Water Corpsmember: The Corpsmember will serve with conservation professionals with the Cottonwood and other area Soil and Water Conservation Districts supporting the work of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture with local implementation of the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. Based in Windom, Minnesota.

  • Community and Energy Outreach Corpsmember: The Corpsmember will serve with conservation professionals with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE). This position will help meet the recruitment goals for the Home Energy Squad Program (HES), delivered by CEE and administering the youth education program. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Planning & Development Specialist: The Specialist will serve with conservation professionals with the Parks and Trails (PAT) Division, Planning and Development Unit, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The purpose of this position is to assist DNR staff with the development of strategic plans, program plans, system plans, and unit plans (state park, state recreation area, and state trail), environmental review documents, legislative studies, research, and evaluation. This position will also provide a support role to the Acquisition and Development Unit, providing GIS (geographic information system) and GPS (global positioning system) support to park and trail development projects and cultural resource field work, database management for asset management, and preparing guidance for development projects across the state parks and trails system. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Qualifications:
  • 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
  • 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
Other Information
In accordance with 45CFR 2520.65, AmeriCorps members may not perform prohibited service activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in the activities. Prohibited service activities are outlined in the Service Agreement section VII and AmeriCorps member manual.
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its staff and members and does not discriminate against anyone. Employment/placement decisions with Conservation Corps will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Conservation Corps does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military service, union membership, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regards to public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. 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 available upon request.

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CCMI is committed to providing a safe workplace. Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation. With that in mind, CCMI has adopted a policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our AmeriCorps members and employees from the hazard of COVID-19. Our policy complies with OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing (29 CFR 1910.501).

Questions? Contact our recruiter Adrienne Amell at adrienne.amell@conservationcorps.org

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