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AmeriCorps Conservation Positions

Conserving Carolina Hendersonville, North Carolina
Deadline May 24, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 33 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each full-time member will serve 1700 hours from September 3, 2019 through July 31, 2020. The program places members in service with one of 17 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members also improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects.

Project Conserve strives to foster a culture that celebrates and supports equity, diversity, and inclusion, learning and continuous improvement, and high-quality community service. AmeriCorps positions provide unique opportunities for members to develop leadership and professional skills to support their future career goals. Members participate in training and service days up to three days per month with the full Project Conserve team and on an ongoing basis as part of their host site service. Training may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid, and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development.

Our Host Sites

Asheville GreenWorks, Buncombe County Schools, Conserving Carolina, Environmental Quality Institute (EQI), Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mills River Partnership, MountainTrue, Polk County Office of Agricultural Economic Development, Polk County Parks & Recreation, RiverLink, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, The North Carolina Arboretum Society, Town of Lake Lure/Rutherford Outdoor Coalition, Transylvania County Cooperative Extension, and WNC Communities’ Hemlock Restoration Initiative.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Fulfill minimum education requirements (See website for individual service descriptions)
  • Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be available between September 3, 2019, and July 31, 2020, and commit to the full service term
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions as listed in the individual service descriptions

Compensation & Benefits

For full-time (1700 hour) positions in the 2019-2020 program year, members will receive:

  • Living stipend of $14,036 over the 11-month term of service (paid twice per month, minus taxes)
  • Health insurance reimbursement, and childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing eligible school loans or apply for future education
  • Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply

Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information and to apply. Deadline to Apply is May 24, 2019. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org. Conserving Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities.

Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners.

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