Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Crew Member

AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Members will participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resource management and forestry skills, and put those skills into practice completing work at School Forest and Community Forest sites in Minnesota. Community Forest projects involve working with project partners to complete tree plantings in 12 communities across Minnesota, mainly during the spring and fall. School Forest projects involve working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other project partners to complete site renovation and training at designated School Forest sites across the state. The crew will use natural resource and forestry management techniques to improve outdoor classroom sites and provide training to site stewards, facility managers, teachers and community partners. The crew will also engage students at school forest sites by providing environment education and leading the students in service-learning projects. The majority of project work will take place in School Forests.

— AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
— Term dates (crew member): February 19 – December 13, 2018
— Schedule: Full-time, at least 40 hours per week. Schedules vary and include after-school and weekend shifts.
— Stipend: $1355/mo for crew members
— Education award: $5815 upon successful completion of term
— Location: Saint Paul, MN

— Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week.
— Desire to foster strong work habits, environmental ethics, youth leadership and team unity.
— Ability to present to groups in an outdoor setting
— Desire to work with youth development and 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.

— 18-25 years old.
— Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 pound pack on level terrain.
— Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours/week
— Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments.
— Flexible schedule to accommodate up to 30 days of out of town emergency response.
— Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
— Crew Leaders Only: Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).

— Monthly stipend
— Education award upon successful completion of term
— Health insurance
— Student loan forbearance during service term
— Skills training and job experience
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.

APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply

DEADLINE: January 26, 2018
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
[email protected] or 651-209-9900 x35