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Youth Outdoors Crew Member/Leader
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, January 20, 2017, 4:45pm
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. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Location: Twin Cities, MN
-- Term dates:
---- Crew Leader: February 1 – December 15, 2017
---- Crew Member: February 16 – December 15, 2017
---- 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: Crew Leader $1690/mo; Crew Member $1355/mo
-- Education award: $5775 upon successful completion of term
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
-- 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
-- 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.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and 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).
-- Learn valuable job and leadership 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.