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AmeriCorps Service Member with TerraCorps - Community Engagement Coordinator

North County Land Trust

Leominster, Massachusetts

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $27000
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

TerraCorps cultivates an ecosystem of people and organizations that center community land ownership, access, and stewardship to support a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability.
We value the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities and our goal is to help them succeed by providing them access to the AmeriCorps national service model to build organizational capacity.
TerraCorps partners with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners provide service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually who serve in one of five coordinator roles focused on:

  • Land Conservation
  • Land Stewardship
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Community Engagement - this position
  • Youth Education

Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides them guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1,700-hour service term.

Start Date: 8/26/2024
End Date: 7/25/2025
Term of Service & Service Hours: Approximately 38–40 hours/week

Service member will be serving at North County Land Trust. See our position ad at: Americorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & North County Land Trust.

Community Engagement Coordinators focus their service activities on building connections with diverse community constituencies using a multitude of communications, educational, and organizing strategies.
North County Land Trust’s (NCLT) mission is to conserve, care for, and expand access to nature in north central Massachusetts using land protection, collaborative partnerships, and community programs.

Benefits

  • $27,000 living allowance (pre-tax), divided and paid biweekly over the 11-month term of service, which is $1,080 /pay period (pre-tax).
  • $7,395 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award (upon completion of 1,700 hours of service).
  • Student Loan and Interest Forbearance on qualified federal student loans for duration of service term.
  • Individual healthcare coverage. SNAP benefits in RI and SNAP/HIP benefits in MA (if eligible).
  • Childcare benefits (if eligible).
  • Opportunity to take up to two weeks’ time off for holidays, sick/personal days, and/or vacation over the full service term.
  • Mentorship, training, and career development opportunities while serving directly with community-based nonprofits and top professionals in the field.
  • The personal rewards of national service and community engagement.
  • Lifelong access to a diverse and growing community after service.
  • After you finish your year of service, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program here: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must apply through the TerraCorps online application. You can reach the application as well as links to FAQ's and more at: 

https://terracorps.my.site.com/terracorps/s/available-member-positions

 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Land Trust
Tags Conservation Corps, Outreach