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ABOUT EARTHCORPS:

EarthCorps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission of developing leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. EarthCorps' Corps Program is an intensive year-long training and service opportunity that unites young adults (age 18 and above) from across the United States to learn skills in leadership, habitat restoration, and community building. EarthCorps is working to build a network that is invested in young environmental leaders, celebrates variety in leadership styles, and supports each other. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Crew Member position is a training-level seasonal position with EarthCorps.

As an AmeriCorps Member, Crew Members will work on outdoor environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound Region. Their work directly improves the resiliency of our land by restoring habitat, improving water and air quality, reducing erosion, sequestering carbon and engaging the broader community to become stewards of our shared resource.

In addition to impactful field service, Crew Members have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally through training, implementing environmental projects, feedback, and reflection. Corps members learn valuable team building skills as they work on their communication, and leadership capacity. Crew Members also have the opportunity to collaborate with staff around workshop planning, operational systems, and in our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) working groups. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

FIELD SERVICE (80% of program)

Crew Members work on a team of 5-7 young adults performing hands-on environmental services. A Crew Leader guides the crew as they complete restoration projects at various sites, and in partnership with various land management agencies, throughout the Puget Sound region (in urban, suburban, and rural settings).

Project Implementation: Crew Members are responsible for the efficiency of accomplishing projects and the quality of the final product under supervision from project staff. All corps Members and staff are responsible for the safety of themselves, their fellow workers, and members of the public who may be involved with projects.

Field Service Projects (and estimates of their typical percentage of the program):

·        Initial invasive plant removal (manual)   40%

·        Invasive plant control (herbicide)          20%

·        Native plant installation (planting)         15%

·        Restoration site maintenance                15%

·        Trail construction/maintenance             5-10%

Multiple camping trips (typically in the summer months, most commonly frontcountry, 3-5 days at a time)

Crew Members will be expected to follow additional procedures relating to public health and the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19, while in the field and out. This includes the wearing of face coverings and necessary distancing between crew members in the field, among other crew protocol.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS (20% of the program)

EarthCorps is a service-learning program. This means in addition to learning from fieldwork, corps members will attend trainings that develop skills and context for restoration activities. Facilitators will use a combination of lectures, discussions, reflections, site tours and hands on assignments. For the 2021 corps year we plan to conduct these trainings online or in a socially distanced manner. The following range of topics introduce corps members to the field of restoration and develop interpersonal skills:

Habitat Restoration:

·        Ecology, Land Management, Restoration Theory & Skills, Plant identification

·        Exposure to the restoration industry and local environmental network

Community building:

·        Environmental Justice and Anti-racism

·        Exposure to local community and environmental issues

·        Progressing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals within the corps

Leadership:

·        Understanding of leadership theory and personal leadership style

·        Collaboration in a small team and community building across teams at EarthCorps

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Commitment to community service and previous experience in volunteer service

·        Enthusiasm for environmental conservation, science, recreation, or other related fields

·        Capacity to learn and grow in a service-based training position

·        Demonstrated participation in intersectional issues and willingness to discuss uncomfortable topics

·        Between 18-26 years old

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Ability and desire to work hard, outdoors and in all weather conditions

·        Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers

·        Commitment to integrating social, racial, and economic justice lenses to our work

·        Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service

·        Clearance of AmeriCorps-required criminal history checks prior to start of service

·        Completed high school diploma/GED

CORPS MEMBER TERMS OF SERVICE:

·        PERIOD OF SERVICE: June 2, 2021 – December 9, 2021

·        RATE OF PAY: Living stipend of $1,679/month (pre-tax)

·        TYPICAL HOURS OF SERVICE: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Monday – Friday, alternating Mondays off,

occasional Saturdays required.

·        STATUS: Temporary - Enrolled in AmeriCorps as a half-term service member. 

·        AmeriCorps members must abide by policies set by CNCS and complete 900 hours of service,

including mandatory trainings

BENEFITS:

·        AmeriCorps education award of $3,097.50 upon completion of 900 hours

·        Days off permissible as approved by EarthCorps

·        Holidays off, as designated by EarthCorps

·        Medical Insurance

·        Subsidized ORCA Pass for bus transportation

·        Education & Training

·        Boots, pants, t-shirt, rain gear and safety equipment provided

APPLICATIONS:

Please visit www.earthcorps.org to apply. Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by March 31, 2021.  

We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.

To ensure your materials are considered, please submit your completed application early as you are able. We will begin to reach out to applicants following this priority deadline. Following the initial interview offers in April, new applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled. Not all applicants will be awarded interviews.

ABOUT EARTHCORPS:

EarthCorps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission of developing leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. EarthCorps' Corps Program is an intensive year-long…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    June 2, 2021
  • End Date
    December 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 9, 2021
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $1,679/month
  • Hours Per Week
    Full-time commitment, 40 hrs/week

How to Apply

Visit our website to apply. You will be asked to submit basic personal information, a current resume, a few short essay answers, and provide contact information for two references.

Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by March 31, 2021. 

To ensure your materials are considered, please submit your completed application early as you are able. We will begin to reach out to applicants following this priority deadline. Following the initial interview offers in April, new applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled. Not all applicants will be awarded interviews.

Visit our website to apply. You will be asked to submit basic personal information, a current resume, a few short essay answers, and provide contact information for two references…

Location

On-site
6310 Northeast 74th Street, Suite 201 E, Seattle, WA 98115

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