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Maine Conservation Corps

Position title : 1700-hour AmeriCorps Environmental Stewardship Positions

Deadline to apply : October 11, 2018

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

State / Territory : Maine

Position Description :

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.

Job Duties :

• 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

Requirements :

• 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