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Apply to be an AmeriCorps Member
AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities to address their toughest challenges. Michigan's AmeriCorps is similar to a domestic Peace Corps, that involves individuals (members) "getting things done" in their communities.
If you are interested in conservation, want to make a difference, and develop your professional skills, consider joining the Huron Pines AmeriCorps team. Designed to provide northern Michigan conservation organizations with highly qualified individuals for a term of volunteer service, the program not only improves a conservation organization’s ability to protect Michigan’s natural resources, but it also provides members with real-world experience and training. With a living stipend and some attractive benefits, this program provides an opportunity to develop as a resource professional in the conservation community. Member activities include volunteer engagement, habitat restoration, environmental stewardship and developing new conservation services.
Applications for full time members (10 month service from Jan 8, 2014 to Nov 7, 2014) need to be completed and mailed to Huron Pines by November 25th. Download this year's application by clicking here.
2014 Huron Pines AmeriCorps Full-Time Positions Available
Position filled: Watershed Management Specialist, Northern Saginaw Bay- Huron Pines, Gaylord
The Watershed Management Specialist will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resource health and build public support for conservation efforts. The member will also be involved in watershed restoration efforts including data collection, landowner site visits, event planning and hands-on implementation. Full Description
Watershed Management Specialist, AuSable, Cheboygan and Thunder Bay River Watersheds- Huron Pines, Gaylord
The Watershed Management Specialist will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resource health and build public support for conservation efforts. The member will also be involved in watershed restoration efforts including data collection and analysis, best management practice selection, conceptual plans, volunteer recruitment, event planning and hands-on implementation. Full Description
Kirtland’s Warbler Communications Analyst- Huron Pines, Gaylord
The Kirtland’s Warbler Communications Analyst will play a pivotal role in expanding the Kirtland’s Warbler Initiative through developing and organizing at least three specialized Kirtland’s warbler tours for local businesses, community leaders, civic groups, etc. The AmeriCorps member will help develop a communication plan and resources kit to provide partners and the Initiative with consistent messaging. Full Description
Stewardship Technician- Huron Pines, Gaylord
The Stewardship Technician will further restoration outreach efforts by writing articles, developing and delivering presentations, working with and recruiting volunteers and meeting with private landowners. The member will also develop stewardship recommendations and collaborate with partner agencies and organizations to promote sound stewardship. Full Description
Conservation Program Developer- Pigeon River Country- DNR, Vanderbilt
The Conservation Program Developer will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resources management in the Pigeon River Country State Forest. The member will be involved in developing new conservation programs including using volunteers to conduct species surveys and conduct restoration and habitat improvement. Full Description
Watershed Protection Technician- Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Petoskey
The Watershed Protection Technician will coordinate volunteer stream, lake, and avian botulism monitoring programs, as well as assisting with streambank and shoreline restoration projects, invasive species control programs and stormwater management projects. Other major tasks include conducting water quality monitoring and shoreline and aquatic plant surveys and developing environmental stewardship materials. Full Description
Invasive Plant Specialist- Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council, Marquette
The Invasive Plant Specialist will be involved in the survey, mapping, and mechanical control of invasive plants (primarily garlic mustard and non-native phragmites), and management of the infestation database. These activities will require the member to conduct landowner site visits, educate individual landowners and volunteer groups in the identification and control of invasive plants, and recruit volunteers to “adopt” infestations for long-term control. Full Description
Education Coordinator- Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, Alpena
The Education Coordinator is principally responsible for supporting new and existing place-based education/resource stewardship service projects with schools (and in partnership with project-relevant community partners) participating in the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMI GLSI). The Education Coordinator will work in partnership with the NEMI GLSI Coordinator to: provide training in Place Based education; identify and build relationships with community partners; and, plan and implement student-driven environmental stewardship projects in partnership with teachers and students. Full Description
Education Coordinator- Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena
The Education & Outreach Specialist will provide educational programs to a diverse audience (groups, individuals, families, K-12 students), help recruit and engage volunteers, refine existing education and outreach materials/programs, represent the sanctuary at outreach events and meetings, and support the sanctuary’s education evaluation efforts. Service includes learning and communicating about maritime history/archaeology & marine technology, Great Lakes/Ocean literacy, water quality/watershed monitoring/watershed stewardship, and aquatic invasive species. Full Description
Education Coordinator- Otsego Conservation District, Gaylord
The Education Coordinator will spend time creating and implementing activities and educational programs for youth and adults to cultivate an appreciation for our natural resources. The position will offer diverse opportunities to promote conservation. The member will monitor invasive species, create plans for trail maintenance, promote native plant programming, promote recycling programs and implement many educational programs for youth and adults. Full Description
Watershed Steward- Little Forks Conservancy, Midland
The Watershed Steward will facilitate projects for The Little Forks Conservancy and Trout Unlimited. For TU, the position will work with all phases of stream bank improvement projects to improve habitat and prevent non-point source pollution entering into the waterways of the Cedar and Tobacco Watershed. Additional tasks will include habitat mapping and water quality monitoring. The Watershed Steward will collaborate with management on Conservancy owned preserves including invasive species management and control, habitat restoration, trail construction, preserve maintenance and development, and natural resource inventory development. In addition, the steward will monitor conservation easements and collaborate with LFC Director of Land Conservation on conservation projects. Full Description
Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, such as obtain materials in a format that works for you or to fully participate in the application process, please contact Jennie Roth-Jandron, AmeriCorps Coordinator at Huron Pines.
AmeriCorps is a national service program engaging thousands of citizens in service every year. Visit www.americorps.gov to learn more.