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TerraCorps Community Engagement Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

TerraCorps

Providence, Rhode Island

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $27,000
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Whether you are passionate about conservation, land access, or sustainable agriculture, TerraCorps is here to help you serve local communities and build professional skills through transformative experiences.

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. We do this by partnering 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 act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they build capacity for the organization and learn to manage community programs in one of 5 coordinator positions:  Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC), Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators (SAC), Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC), Youth Education Coordinators (YEC), Land Conservation Coordinator (LCC).

Community Engagement Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their service sites by:

  • Members may develop and lead culturally inclusive programming, events, and volunteer opportunities that provide broad social and environmental benefits to traditionally underrepresented beneficiaries.
  • Members may organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder networks to identify community needs, develop collaborative projects, and identify opportunities for resource sharing and funding.
  • Members may lead educational events and projects that leverage sustainable land uses to address public health, economic opportunity, educational deficiencies, and accessibility.
  • Members may revitalize urban parks, plant urban shade trees, create accessible camping opportunities, promote nature in the arts, encourage backyard gardening, etc.
  • Members may engage partners in food systems assessments, community resource inventory and mapping projects, and community education campaigns.
  • And many other community engagement projects and activities.

TerraCorps members serve in full-time (38 hours/week), 11-month positions from August 26th, 2024- July 25th, 2025. These AmeriCorps positions receive the following benefits:

  • Stipend of $27,000 distributed over the course of the term
  • Free access to healthcare coverage
  • Childcare coverage if eligible
  • Free mental health services through the Member Assistance Program
  • Money for college ($7,395), through the Segal Education Award of 47,395 upon completion of the program
  • Student loan forbearance if the member qualifies
  • Professional mentoring and coaching
  • Professional development trainings and workshops
  • Additional AmeriCorps benefits.

TerraCorps prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, gender, age (40 and over), religion, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical ), gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, reprisal, genetic information. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for applications, interviews, and service. To request an accommodation, contact Maria Infante, Chief People and Culture Officer at minfante@terracorps.org.

To learn more about AmeriCorps service with TerraCorps please visit https://terracorps.my.site.com/terracorps/s/available-member-positions.

We’re hosting info sessions on:

  • Monday, July 1st 2-3 pm.
  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2-3 pm
  • Thursday, July 25th, 2-3 pm

There is no need to register; just drop by. Here’s the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81785363720. If you can’t make it on any of those dates, feel free to contact apply@terracorps.org with your questions. 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. To learn more about AmeriCorps service with TerraCorps, position descriptions, and application specifics, please visit: https://terracorps.my.site.com/terracorps/s/available-member-positions or contact us at apply@terracorps.org with any questions.

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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Conservation Corps