The AmeriCorps Urban Outreach Specialist (ages 18-25) will increase general awareness of Minnesota’s system of state parks and trails, assist with trip planning for a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities, engage citizens from under-represented communities and increase contacts with new audiences to connect with nature and be healthier. The Specialist will help implement, provide feedback, and evaluate programs, events, publications, web and social media, plans, decisions and direction in support of the division’s strategic equity objectives.
Focused recruitment and retention of a core group of volunteers to help staff two partner locations are key components of this position. Volunteer training, support, and oversight occurs in close collaboration with the Urban Outreach Coordinator and project partners.
Term dates and schedule:
- Term: January 16-December 11, 2020
- Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical.
Stipend and award:
- Monthly stipend: $1990
- Education award: $6095 upon successful completion of term
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
- Saint Paul, MN
- Reliable, with strong work ethic and follow-through on commitments.
- Strong social and interpersonal skills and facility with public speaking.
- Experience facilitating meetings and group decision-making processes.
- Experience and a desire to work with diverse youth, adults, and other volunteers in conservation education and recreation setting.
- Ability to communicate effectively in electronic, written and oral media. Strong technical writing skills.
- Effective time management and project oversight skills.
- Work well in team settings and exhibit respectful assertiveness and independent initiative to contribute to projects and products.
- Creative thinking and problem solving required.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required.
- Familiarity with, or willingness and ability to learn about, the state outdoor recreational system.
- College coursework and/or degree in a relevant field
- Previous experience or education with natural resource management is not required; 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
- Positive attitude, interest in community service and desire to make a difference.
- 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 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
- Skills training and job experience
- Health insurance
- Student loan forbearance during service term
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Apply online: http://www.conservationcorps.org/apply
Questions? Contact Hollis Emery,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x23