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AmeriCorps Member

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The Nature Conservancy | Arlington, VA
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The Nature Conservancy


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Application Deadline

July 1, 2019


About Us

 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

 

The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund a global vision, and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

 

Position Summary

 

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs which take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, conservation and more. AmeriCorps members make people safer, stronger, healthier; to strengthen communities and to Get Things Done for America. This position is rewarded by: a monthly stipend, health and child care, student loan deferment, an education award and not to mention, new skills and training to help build career opportunities.

 

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining The Nature Conservancy team. AmeriCorps members are an integral part of getting things done for nature, providing on-the-ground support in stewarding out lands, and engaging local communities in nature through volunteer and educational events.

 

We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are interested in getting things done for nature.

Land Stewardship positions include tasks involving invasive species removal, prescribed fire, species monitoring, and other land restoration techniques and treatments.

Volunteer Coordinator positions involve, recruitment and management of volunteer database, creating volunteer communications, planning and implementing volunteer events, and partnering with local organizations to build relationships and grow the Conservancy’s impact.

Education and Outreach positions involve tasks such as, networking and partnership building with local schools, organizations and post-secondary educational institutes to promote and/or present educational materials, organize and implement environmental educational programing, create environmental curriculum, and research and implement ways to communicate our conservation mission.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

·      U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident

·      Must be at least 18 years of age

·      High school diploma or GED

·      Satisfy the National Service Criminal History check eligibility criteria

·      Good written and verbal communication skills

·      Experience with MS Office

·      Ability to follow instructions from colleagues

·      Commitment to complete 11 months as AmeriCorps member

Good organizational skills and ability to manage diverse activities to meet deadlines

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

·      Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated

·      Bachelor’s Degree preferred

·      Interest in the mission and activities of The Nature Conservancy

·      Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports;

·      Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

 

 How to Apply

 

If you have a personal passion for conserving the natural world with a belief in the mission and values of The Nature Conservancy, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers and search “AmeriCorps” to learn about the multiple positions available this fall. Submit your cover letter and resume by 11:59 pm ET on July 1, 2019.

 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

 

Additional Details

 

There are multiple AmeriCorps Member positions available on our website careers.nature.org and search keyword, AmeriCorps to find all the listings.

 

About Us

 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Location

Arlington, VA
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