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Iowa Trail Corps Crew Member or Leader

  • Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
  • 06/09/21
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55107
  • $1355 - $1690 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
AmeriCorps Iowa Trails Corps Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice enhancing, restoring and improving Iowas regional destination trails. This position involves physically challenging, team-oriented AmeriCorps service. The goals of this program are to conduct ecological restoration on Iowas multi-use recreation trails, increase community outreach, strengthen trail partnerships and improve trail natural resource health along the corridor. Service is performed exclusively outdoors and may involve camping for several days at a time. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as Blackhawk, Clayton, Story and Webster County Conservation Boards, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and the City of Bondurant.

-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term: May 29 August 17, 2019
-- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical. Up to 90% of projects will be out-of-town assignments, requiring camping for 4 to 8 consecutive days.
-- Monthly stipend: Crew Member: $1355; Crew Leader: $1690
-- Education award: $1566.14 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Ames, IA

-- Ability to work well with others in a team setting.
-- Strong desire to learn new skills.
-- Positive attitude and interest in community service.
-- Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.

QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
-- Previous experience in a leadership role / ability to lead or co-lead a crew of 3 members (ages 18-25).
-- Effective communication skills.
-- Experience/education in natural resource management, habitat restoration work and/or related fields.
-- Experience in hand and power tool safety and small engine repair is preferred.

-- 18-25 years old.
-- Valid drivers license and good driving record.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

-- Gain valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills

For more details and a complete list of locations, qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.


DEADLINE: March 27, 2019

Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Manager or 651-209-9900 x31

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