Overview

Position: Youth Outdoors Leader/Member (AmeriCorps, ages 18-25)

Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
This is not a residential program; participants must secure housing near the crew location.

Service Term: 1700-hour AmeriCorps position; January/February – November/December

Position Summary: Youth Outdoors Corps Members lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. The crews complete natural resource and restoration projects. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.

Qualifications: Crew Member
Ability to work in an outdoor setting
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
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 perform the Essential Service Functions
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.
Flexible schedule to accommodate after-school and weekend hours, as well as possible week-long out-of-town projects and emergency response.
Benefits:
Living Allowance: $1,810/month (member) $2,076/month (leader)
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.

Questions?
Contact our recruitment team at [email protected]

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

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/