The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the host organization for an AmeriCorps program that is a ten-month national service program dedicated to environmental education and outreach.
Our program seeks to reconnect people with the outdoors and to develop future leaders in conservation. This program is supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, and from the Corporation for National & Community Service.
CTNC AmeriCorps members will develop service projects that help remove barriers to environmental education throughout North Carolina, as well as help expand the diversity of backgrounds among conservation leaders in the state. We offer a living stipend ($13,692), health insurance, childcare assistance, and monthly professional development opportunities.
Participants who complete the program will receive an education award of $5,815. Applicants should be able to commit to the entire 10-month program year, which runs from September 6th, 2017 through June 30th, 2018. Applications are now being accepted until June 15th. Interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, and positions may close before that deadline.
CTNC AmeriCorps has four goals:
1. Make environmental education more accessible to diverse audiences
2. Provide tools for people from diverse backgrounds to become future leaders in conservation
3. Build bridges between conservation groups and communities
4. Connect more North Carolinians to the outdoors
Our program is based across the state at 12 host sites for 14 open positions, which applicants must apply individually to based on their preference of service and position. Each one of the host sites offer different aspects to engaging North Carolina citizens in environmental education, conservation, and volunteerism. It is required to be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States, be 17 years or older, and consent to a three-step criminal history process.
Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (Durham)
Keep Durham Beautiful (Durham)
NC Coastal Federation (3 positions - Wanchese, Newport, Wrightsville Beach)
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (Macon)
Piedmont Triad Regional Council (2 positions - Kernersville)
Eno River Association (Durham)
Durham Public Schools Hub Farm (Durham)
Bald Head Island Conservancy (Bald Head Island)
NC Coastal Land Trust (Wilmington)
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (Asheville)
Triangle Land Conservancy (Durham)
SoundRivers, Inc (Washington, NC)
Balsam Mountain Trust (Sylva)
NC Arboretum (Asheville)
How to Apply
To learn more about each position and to apply, please visit - http://americorps.hiringthing.com/ - applications will be accepted only through our online portal at Hiring Thing. For questions, please contact Program Director, Nick DiColandrea, at email@example.com.
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.