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Individual Placement Member


  • Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
  • 11/04/22
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55107
  • $2,200 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
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 Corpsmember will serve with conservation 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 Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP), learning hands-on skills in assessing and managing soil and water resources. Based in Windom, Minnesota.

Communications Outreach Specialist: The Corpsmember will assist with development and improvement of the DNRs Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) Program and Native Prairie Bank (NPB) Outreach Initiatives relating to communications, primarily social media and email marketing. Content creation may include writing/editing, photography, video, and audio. Evaluation and analysis of communication campaigns will be required.

Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist: The Corpsmember will help to increase general awareness of Minnesotas system of state parks and trails, assist with implementing successful trip planning for a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities, greet and orient park visitors, engage citizens from under-represented communities, assist park naturalist in programming and administrative tasks, train volunteers to complete projects, and increase contacts with new audiences to connect them to the outdoors.

Invasive Plant Management Specialist: Primary duties will support high park priority invasive plant management and vegetation restoration practices in the Great Lakes Invasive Plant Management Team Network of National Parks. Interns will assist with manual and chemical plant control, native plant seeding/planting, equipment maintenance, data collection, data QAQC, report writing, identification of native and nonnative plants, outreach and education, and management planning.

Partnership and Volunteer Services Specialist: The Corpsmember will provide vital support and leadership to the Divisions visitor services and outreach section. The position will work directly with the Partnership Development Consultant and will collaborate frequently with interpretive naturalists, park and trail supervisors and staff, and external partners.

Off Highway Vehicle Specialist: The purpose of this position is to strategize, support, and implement ways to strengthen a sustainable and fun Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) system in Minnesota. Off Highway Vehicles include All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Off Highway Motorcycles (OHMs) and Off Road Vehicles (ORVs or 4x4s).

Planning & Development Specialist: The Specialist will serve with conservation professionals with the Parks and Trails (PAT) Division, Planning and Development Unit, at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The purpose of this position is to assist DNR staff with the development of strategic plans, program plans, system plans, and unit plans (state park, state recreation area, and state trail), environmental review documents, legislative studies, research, and evaluation. This position will also provide a support role to the Acquisition and Development Unit, providing GIS (geographic information system) and GPS (global positioning system) support to park and trail development projects and cultural resource field work, database management for asset management, and preparing guidance for development projects across the state parks and trails system.

Remote Sensing Field Technician Specialist: The Specialist will assist with surveying Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands across the Midwest using drones to quantify density of milkweed and other pollinator-friendly plants using both aerial imagery and field-based methods. Specialist will organize and prepare images as needed to process via a machine learning algorithm.
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
Benefits:
Living Allowance: $2,100/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
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 drivers license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years).
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 recruit@conservationcorps.org

Apply at https://conservationcorps.catsone.com/careers/49496-AmeriCorps-IP/jobs/15690092-Individual-Placement-AmeriCorps-Member/

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