The Maine Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is accepting applications for 1700-hour AmeriCorps Environmental Steward positions located throughout Maine for January 2019. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing conservation initiatives that inspire people and enhance communities. MCC does this by completing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, strengthening the future employability of members, while raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
These 1700-hour positions receive a total living allowance of $15,500 distributed over 43 weeks and if eligible, an AmeriCorps educational award of $5920.00 upon successful completion of the program. Other benefits include health insurance, a range of training and networking opportunities and a Maine State Park Pass. Some members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites offer housing as part of their position.
For all Environmental Steward Positions
• Participate in MCC and AmeriCorps orientations, trainings, events and conferences
• Assist with pre-approved and allowable fundraising activities
• Complete an initial and final assessment of the Essential Volunteer Management Practices
• Implement the Essential Volunteer Management Practices
• Promote volunteer opportunities
• Recruit volunteers
• Conduct volunteer events
• Complete Work Ready assignments
• Participate in a Site Visit
• Complete quarterly reporting and time sheets
• Complete a member portfolio
• Check email weekly
• Participate in mid-term and end of term evaluations
• Complete site specific tasks as described in the recruitment blurbs and individual position descriptions
• Communicating over the phone, via email, in person and in writing with a wide range of people
• Ability to collaborate with volunteers
• Ability to learn new computer applications as necessary
• Collaborating with members of the organization, volunteers, and partners
• Recruiting, retaining and collaborating with volunteers
• Demonstrates good judgement and professionalism
• Demonstrates self-motivation
• Ability to serve both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
• Ability to manage time effectively and produce quality results
• Reliable and adaptable
• Complete site specific knowledge skills and abilities are described in the recruitment blurbs and individual position descriptions
High School diploma or equivalent
Must be at least 18 years old
Must be a US Citizen
Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
All positions at State sites require a valid driver’s license with a good 5 year driving record
Passion for community service and the environment
Commitment to complete the full term of service
o Intro to AmeriCorps
o Prohibited Program Activities
o First Aid/CPR
o MCC, Host Sites and You
o OnCorps Reporting
o Goal Setting
o Maine AmeriCorps conferences
o National Incident Management Systems
o Volunteer Reception Center Training
o Developing a Volunteer Recruitment Plan
o Tool Safety, Use and Maintenance
o Invasive plants
o Interpretive Programs
o Chainsaw Training consists of one week of training at a local site focused on safety. Not all 1700-hour Environmental Stewards will attend chainsaw training. Only those Stewards whose host site has required chainsaw training will participate.
o WorkReady Credentialing Curriculum, such as Resume Writing, Job Search components, appropriate Workplace Behaviors and Interview Skills will be taught throughout the Term of Service.
Apply Here and send a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted with further instructions to complete the application process.
For all other inquiries contact:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
The Maine Conservation Corps provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested by contacting MCC staff.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR POSITIONS STARTING January 7, 2019 is October 11, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.