Position: Field Coordinator (Multiple Positions)
Location: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland, MN; travel throughout MN and surrounding states
Salary: $3,500 per month
Schedule: Full-time, Seasonal exempt. Residential from May 20 – Aug 16, 2024
Benefits: Training, lodging, transportation & food provided for the duration of the program
Field Coordinators are integral to the Summer Youth Corps’ program goals of youth and leadership development, accomplishing environmental projects, as well as providing training, education, and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for participants. All Field Coordinators will work collaboratively with one another and the Program Managers to provide comprehensive support to youth crews throughout the summer season. This season there will be three Field Coordinators, each with a particular focus:
The Operations Coordinator primarily handles the distribution, collection, and maintenance of all tools and equipment used throughout the program as well as all vehicle logistics, paperwork, and upkeep. This position will also support tool training, use, and maintenance.
The Education Activities Coordinator primarily handles the distribution, collection, and teaching of educational materials, coordinating logistics for weekend and in-camp activities, collection of media (photos and video) to use for promotional purposes, and the management of SYC media profiles.
The American Sign Language Community Coordinator (ASLCC) primarily oversees the development of an equitable and inclusive environment for SYC’s ASL program participants. The ASLCC will directly support the youth and members of SYC’s ASL affinity crew, as well as lead ASL lessons and games to build community between the ASL and non-ASL youth and AmeriCorps Members. ASLCC will also be expected to mentor and provide feedback to the emergent Sign Language interpreters serving as Crew Lead/Interpreters for the ASL affinity crew. Deaf Interpreters or professional/certified Sign Language interpreters are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Summer Youth Corps (SYC):
Youth members (ages 15-18) connect with the outdoors and grow personally and professionally through paid hands-on conservation work during this summer residential program. AmeriCorps members (ages 19-35) spend the summer living outdoors while leading and supervising the youth. SYC is dedicated to accessibility for the Deaf/hard-of-hearing community and runs American Sign Language (ASL) crews. Field Coordinators will engage in ASL lessons and games throughout training and continue to promote enthusiasm for language learning throughout the summer.
• Experience working with 15- to 35-year-old individuals
• Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions with limited time off
• Fluency in ASL and/or ASL interpreter training preferred
• Ability to evaluate crew leader performance and conduct behavior management with leaders and youth
• Working knowledge of conservation projects from a variety of disciplines
• Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
• Must pass a criminal history check consisting of a National Sex Offender Public Website check, a state criminal history check, and a fingerprint-based FBI check. Passing the criminal history check is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the state or FBI checks.
• Valid driver’s license, safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years), and willingness and ability to drive 12 passenger vans
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.