Overview

Youth Outdoors Crew Member
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: $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

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.

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: January 26, 2018

Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
[email protected] or 651-209-9900 x35