TERRACORPS and DCLT PARTNER ON NEW POSITION!
Apply now for this 11-month exciting position and make a difference with on important conservation projects! Position begins August 2022.
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. Working at the intersection of the land conservation and urban agriculture movements, our vision is to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.
This year’s TerraCorps program will support up to 60 full-time AmeriCorps Members across Massachusetts and Rhode Island each serving in one of five positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC), Land Conservation Coordinator (LCC), Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC), Youth Education Coordinator (YEC), or Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (SAC). Members will serve in full- time, 11-month terms (August 29th, 2022-July 28, 2023) in which they complete at least 1,700 hours of service with one of our partner organizations. Members receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits (see full list at end of announcement).
The Dennis Conservation Land Trust will host a Land Stewardship Coordinator for the 2022-2023 service year. Information about all TerraCorps positions is available at ttps://terracorps.org/.
Land Stewardship Coordinator with the Dennis Conservation Land Trust for a great position?
Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) Build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, a1nd support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.
TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers. DCLT has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator:
- training and overseeing our high school students, college interns and local volunteer stewards in caring for DCLT
lands and waters, and assisting in monitoring DCLT properties (plants, wildlife and water quality).
Development of these and other projects will occur during the first two months of service and consider the Member’s interests and skills.
Required AmeriCorps Qualifications
- A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the S.
- At least 18 years old
- A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
- No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps Member
- Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check
- Strong writing (technical) and verbal communication skills
- Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
- Comfort navigating computer software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPt, mapping software)
- Training and experience pertinent to the Land Stewardship Coordinator position and projects listed above
- Strong interest and background in natural sciences – ability to use field guides to identify plant and wildlife species
- Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
- Outgoing, positive, can-do attitude, team-player
- For questions about DCLT’s service positions, contact Dave Fryxell, D. DCLT Land Manager and Staff Scientist- 508.694.7812
AmeriCorps Member Eligibility Requirements
All Members are expected to serve full-time, commit to serve for the entire 11-month term, and complete at least 1,700 hours of service, including time spent in trainings and several service days with the full TerraCorps cohort. Weekly service averages 38 hours and commonly includes some night and/or weekend activities.
AmeriCorps programs provide equal opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.
Member Compensation and Benefits
- TerraCorps Members will receive a living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) over the 11- month term of service, which is $740 (pre-tax) per 25 biweekly pay periods.
- TerraCorps assists Members in obtaining health insurance Reimbursement of costs may be available.
- Childcare assistance may be provided in cases of financial
- Upon successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps Members receive a taxable $6,495 education award that can be used for future education or to pay off existing school loans. See https://www.americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award for info and restrictions.
- TerraCorps Members are eligible for forbearance of most federally-guaranteed student loans, as well as payment of interest accrued during service.
- TerraCorps Members will receive mentorship, training, and career development opportunities while serving directly with community-based nonprofits.
- TerraCorps Members experience the personal rewards of national service and community engagement.
Note: TerraCorps Members are responsible for their own housing and must have access to reliable transportation.
How to Apply
To apply for this position and to learn more about other TerraCorps service Member opportunities, please visit the following page on the TerraCorps website at https://terracorps.org/member-position- listing/.
Note: A complete Member application includes a resume and two professional or academic references that you will upload as part of your application.
Member applications will be collected by TerraCorps and shared with Service Sites. Do not send applications directly to a Service Site.