Field Crew Leaders

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 5:30pm

Address:

Saint Paul, MN
United States

Job Category:

Job

NAAEE Jobs

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Youth Outdoors Crew Member/Leader AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. In spring and fall, corpsmembers lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants (ages 15-18) in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. In summer, crews complete natural resource restoration projects and/or lead youth crews. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.

 

JOB DETAILS: -- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25) -- Term dates: February 16 – December 15, 2018 -- Schedule: Full-time, at least 40 hours per week ---- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical during training and in summer ---- Tuesday-Saturday, varied hours, typical during spring and fall youth programming. -- Stipend: $1690/mo for crew leaders and $1355/mo for crew members -- Education award: $5815 upon successful completion of term LOCATIONS: -- Saint Paul -- Minneapolis -- Greater Ramsey County QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Member -- Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week -- Desire to work with diverse youth in conservation, education and recreation settings -- Commitment to foster strong work habits, environmental ethics, youth leadership and team unity -- Desire to educate and inspire the next generation by leading interpretive programs -- Ability to present to large groups in an outdoor setting, sometimes consisting of over 60 people of all ages -- Desire to learn skills in youth development and/or natural resource management; 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training -- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications) -- Prior leadership experience with peers -- Experience coordinating project tasks and logistics -- Experience and/or education in natural resource management, environmental education, youth development or outdoor recreation REQUIREMENTS: -- 18-25 years old. -- Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 pound pack on level terrain. -- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours/week -- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments. -- Flexible schedule to accommodate up to 30 days of out of town emergency response. -- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award. -- Crew Leaders Only: 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 -- Health insurance -- Student loan forbearance during service term -- Skills training and job experience For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page. APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply DEADLINE: December 31, 2017 Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x35
 

How to Apply:

See our website for our online application: http://www.conservationcorps.org/