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Title

AmeriCorps Environmental Stewards

Posted
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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City Augusta, ME
Salary Additional Information $300.00 Weekly living stipend
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 16/11/2015
Company Name Maine Conservation Corps
Contact Name Jasmine Greenman
Telephone (207) 624-6085
Fax (207) 287-3342
Email corps.conservation@maine.gov
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Application Deadline: November 16, 2015

Start/End Date: January 11- November 18, 2016

Position Description

The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is accepting applications for AmeriCorps Environmental Steward positions located throughout Maine for January 2016. MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills. 

 

Environmental Stewards undergo two weeks of training with MCC before being paired with a Host Site (individuals know what site they will be with before their start date) for the remainder of their term. MCC will post a full list of Host Sites on our website mid-November, but 2016 sites include: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and High Peaks Alliance.

 

MCC’s Environmental Steward assist agencies with a wide variety of projects: water quality, wildlife protection, trail improvements, and volunteer recruitment are all examples of the projects that Environmental Stewards may be involved in.

Attitude

  • Ability to work and get along with others.
  • Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others.
  • Positive approach to creative solutions.
  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference.
  • Reliability and responsibility.
  • Motivation and initiative

Essential Functions

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
  • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service
  • All state positions require a valid driver’s license with a good 5 year driving record
  • Passion for community service and the environment.

Skill requirements:

  • Communication skills, including comfort with public speaking.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations.
  • Good computer skills.

Program-specific duties

  • Vary by site; refer to position descriptions on MCC website.

Training and responsibilities

  • Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the MCC.
  • Participate in community service activities.
  • Participate in orientation training and two week initial training with MCC.

Work schedule: 40 hour work week, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends and overnights, depending on Host Site Preferences.

Benefits:

Environmental Stewards are 1700 hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $300.00 for 45 weeks. Other benefits include health insurance, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $ 5,730.00. Some members may also be eligible for student load deferment and childcare reimbursement. *A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position.* 

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