Volunteer Program AmeriCorps Field Leaders (two positions open)
These are two full-time, 1700-hour, temporary, non-benefits-eligible positions through Youth In Action AmeriCorps with Northern Arizona University.
Location: Northern Arizona (Kane and Two Mile Ranches), Navajo and Hopi Nations and southern Utah national forests; based in Flagstaff, AZ
Start date: October 1, 2012
End date: August 31, 2013
Salary: Approximately $12,500 living allowance and $5,500 educational award based on completion of 1700 hours of service
Application Deadline: Interviews will begin the week of August 6 and position will be open until filled.
Job Description: The Grand Canyon Trust is seeking two enthusiastic, motivated individuals to assist with field leadership of volunteer projects in a variety of our program areas including: the Kane and Two Mile ranches, Native America, and Utah forests. The position entails helping prepare and lead volunteer projects from March through mid-September. Transportation and food are provided when in the field. The position requires extended time (including some weekends) in a range of field conditions from front country to remote wilderness.
The AmeriCorps member will gain valuable leadership, communication, organizational, and scientific data collection skills as well as a deeper knowledge of conservation issues in the Southwest and across the Colorado Plateau. The member will benefit from helping implement our science-based approach to conservation. This position is primarily field-based, but will also require some office time in Flagstaff (70% field/30% office).
- Experience working with and/or leading a group in an outdoor setting
- Strong work ethic, integrity, and a strong sense of responsibility
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting
- Experience living, working, and leading groups in primitive outdoor settings is a must
- Ability and desire to work over extended periods of time in harsh and physically strenuous conditions
- Schedule flexibility during the field season
- Energy, enthusiasm and willingness to work weekends and evenings to get the job done
- Current driver’s license and a good driving record
- Current Wilderness First Aid/First Responder and CPR certification
- Experience operating 4WD vehicles in rough terrain
For more information
To Apply: Visit Youth In Action (YIA) AmeriCorps website: www4.nau.edu/americorps and click on “How to Apply.” For questions about the application process, contact YIA 928-523-2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org