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Corpsmember (June - December 2013)

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EarthCorps
6310 NE 74th Street Suite 201E
Seattle, WA 98115
United States
Phone: 206-322-9296 ext. 102

ABOUT EARTHCORPS:
EarthCorps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission to build global community through local environmental service. EarthCorps' Corps Program is an intensive year-long training program that unites young adults (ages 18-25) from across the United States and around the world to learn skills in community building, habitat restoration, and leadership. EarthCorps program participants are part of a diverse group of emerging environmental leaders committed to teamwork, service, and personal growth.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The corpsmember position is a training-level, seasonal position with EarthCorps, offered through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). As such, all applicants must meet the requirements to become an AmeriCorps member and abide by AmeriCorps policies. AmeriCorps members will join participants from around the world as they work to restore the environment of the Pacific Northwest. EarthCorps has trained environmental leaders from the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Georgia, Ghana, Jamaica, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Uzbekistan, and many more!

Corpsmembers spend 80% of their time in the field engaged in environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound region (in urban, suburban, and rural settings). Restoration is physically demanding service that takes place outdoors in all weather conditions. Projects can include stream and salmon habitat restoration, erosion control, invasive plant removal (weed removal), native plant installation, trail construction and maintenance, and volunteer management. Corpsmembers spend 20% of their time in classes, workshops, and field trainings as part of EarthCorps' education program. Education sessions mirror the learning goals of the EarthCorps experience, with curriculum covering basic botany and ecology of the Pacific Northwest, environmental restoration theories and concepts, topics in natural resource management and global environmental issues, leadership skills, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication.

CORPSMEMBER TERMS OF SERVICE:
• STATUS: Temporary, non-exempt – Enrolled through CNCS
• PERIOD: June 4 –December 12, 2013
• RATE OF PAY: Living stipend of approx. $1,120/month
TYPICAL HOURS OF SERVICE: 7:20 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, alternating Sat. and Mon. off

BENEFITS:
• AmeriCorps education award of $2,775 upon completion of 900 hours
• Days off permissible as designated by EarthCorps
• Holidays will be paid as designated by EarthCorps
• Medical Insurance
• ORCA Pass for bus transportation
• Education & Training
• Boots, pants, t-shirt, rain gear and safety equipment provided

A full list of duties, responsibilities and instructions for the application can be found on our website at: http://www.earthcorps.org/hiring.php?articleId=841.

Location

EarthCorps
6310 NE 74th Street Suite 201E
Seattle, WA 98115
United States
Phone: 206-322-9296 ext. 102