Minnesota DNR Specialists

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, October 14, 2016, 5:45pm

Address:

Saint Paul, MN
United States

Job Category:

Job

Other

Job Type:

Full-time

Other

Job Description:

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is hiring four AmeriCorps DNR Specialists (ages 18-25) positions based in Saint Paul. Specialists will work in one of the following areas: Website & Social Media (2 positions), Planning or Youth Outreach. Corpsmembers work alongside natural resource professionals to build their skillset and complete conservation projects.

JOB DETAILS:

  • Location: Saint Paul, MN
  • AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25 preferred)

Term dates:

January 17 – December 15, 2017

Schedule:

Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

  • Stipend: $1990/mo
  • Education award: $5775 upon successful completion of term

JOB SUMMARY, DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Below is a summary of each Specialist position. To view a full job description, including position-specific qualifications, please visit our application page at conservationcorps.org/apply.

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA, PARKS AND TRAILS (PAT) DEPARTMENT:

  • Work with Google Analytics to produce and help interpret regular reports measuring web traffic and online marketing campaigns.
  • Help create and execute social media campaigns and promotions that support the mission and increase engagement.
  • Assist in the development of a process and related training for the division to meet online accessibility compliance requirements.

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA, SCIENTIFIC AND NATURAL AREAS (SNA) PROGRAM:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of social media initiatives and online marketing technology.
  • Implement focused surveys and evaluate strategies to increase outdoor recreation participation and a long-term conservation ethic.
  • Coordinate events and assist in communications with volunteers and the SNA site steward network.

PLANNING:

  • Assist with the development of Parks and Trails Division strategic plans, program plans, system plans, unit plans, environmental review documents, legislative studies and research.
  • Assist with GIS/GPS field work (ground-truthing), photographic collection and organization, and other data collection needs.
  • Assist in the development and presentation of materials that could be used to provide education and training for Corps crews throughout the state.

YOUTH OUTREACH:

  • Experience facilitating meetings and group decision-making processes.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse youth, adults and other volunteers in conservation, education and recreation settings.
  • Strong communication and technical writing, effective time management, project oversight skills, creative thinking, and problem solving.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 18-25 years old.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

PERKS:

  • Gain valuable job skills applicable to any career
  • Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
  • Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
  • Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills

For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.

How to Apply:

APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply

DEADLINE: October 14, 2016

Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x31