Watershed/Environmental Science AmeriCorps Position

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience?

Apply today to become one of the 28 Full Term members of the 2015 – 2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)! Be a Member of the 10th year of the SNAP Program!
The program needs enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.
Deadline for applying is July 25th, 2015. Interviews will begin in early-August.
Background: Since 2007, more than 150 SNAP Members have served at 32 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies to restore more than 12,000 acres of habitat, monitor more than 1,000 ecological sites, educate more than 145,000 people and recruit more than 22,000 community volunteers to serve their local Sierra watersheds.
Responsibilities & Projects: Members will serve full-time, from October 15, 2015–September 15, 2016. Projects & responsibilities will vary depending on service positions but, will be based on watershed restoration and assessment, watershed education and outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. For more detailed service descriptions, please visit http://sierranevadaalliance.com/programs/sierra-nevada-americorps-partnership/join/
Applicant Requirements:
•Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
•Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended).
•Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
•Must not have a criminal history that precludes the applicant’s ability to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
•Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service.
Compensation and Benefits:
•Monthly stipend of $1,254 per month
•Standard health insurance

•Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.
•AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.
How to Apply:
1. Download the SNAP Member Application Packet with detailed application instructions here:
2. Fill out the online SNAP Member application online.
3. Email your resume and a 1 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to lynn@sierranevadaalliance.org. Be sure to title your email subject: “SNAP Application 2015-2016”.
Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2015!
For more information please contact:
Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director: 530-542-4546 x 705 | lynn@sierranevadaalliance.org
All submissions are confidential. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.

 

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