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Minnesota GreenCorps Member

Company: Americorps
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Minnesota GreenCorps Member

The Minnesota GreenCorps program engages 50 members in an 11 month AmeriCorps term, mid-September through mid-August. Members serve with local governments, non-profits, or educational institutions throughout Minnesota. GreenCorps members improve the environment and strengthen communities, while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. Members serve in environmental areas including: energy conservation, green transportation, community engagement, public education, volunteer mobilization, storm water management, forestry, food waste prevention, recycling, and composting. Service Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions. Members earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $654.58 (pre-tax), health insurance, student loan forbearance, and an education award of $6345 for education expenses or to pay qualified student loans. Members receive quarterly training, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides on-going guidance. In addition to developing valuable skills and knowledge in the environmental field, members also get an opportunity to strengthen communities in Minnesota. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Members serve on projects in environmental areas including: Air Pollutant Reduction (energy conservation, green transportation), Community Readiness & Outreach (public engagement, education, volunteer mobilization), Green Infrastructure Improvements (stormwater management, urban forestry), Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Organics Management (food waste prevention, recycling, composting). Member activities include: delivering environmental education, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, improving habitat, implementing recycling programs, collaborating with community members, and mobilizing volunteers.

Program Benefits : Training , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Environment , Health , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Hunger , Community and Economic Development , Education .

Skills :

Education , Youth Development , Leadership , Urban Planning , Community Organization , Team Work , Environment , Public Speaking , General Skills , Communications .

Keywords: Americorps, St. Paul , Minnesota GreenCorps Member, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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