Overview

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 2023
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 AmeriCorps Agriculture and Water Outreach Specialist serves alongside natural resource 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 Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. Located in Windom, MN.

Communications Outreach Specialist (Osprey Wilds): The AmeriCorps Communications Outreach Specialist position is based at the Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center in Sandstone, Minn. The purpose of the Communications Outreach Specialist is to assist the Osprey Wilds outreach initiatives and sustainable farming. The marketing component will include creating of print and digital marketing and advertising, as well as managing email campaigns. The sustainable farming component will including planting, harvesting and building educational and marketing content. Located in Sandstone, MN

More positions listed here: https://conservationcorps.catsone.com/careers/49496-AmeriCorps-IP/jobs/15690092-Individual-Placement-AmeriCorps-Member/

Tagged as: Conservation, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

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

Required Skills:

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).

Preferred Skills:

Benefits:
Living Allowance: $2,300/month
Education Award: $6,495, if eligible and upon successful completion of program
Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
Health insurance
Childcare assistance
Training, certifications, networking

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

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa requires all employees and AmeriCorps members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR provide a weekly COVID-19 test

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.

Application Instructions

Apply online at https://conservationcorps.org/join/