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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. 

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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.

 

Positions Available for 2015

We are now accepting applications for Huron Pines AmeriCorps members who will serve full-time positions starting in January 2015. Click on the expandable titles to browse the different available positions and locations, then fill out our online application.

Stewardship Technician—Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Traverse City

The Stewardship Technician will improve the ecology and sustainability of the GTRLC’s nature preserves and assist projects through on the ground work and volunteer management. From planning invasive species removal work days to implementing various control techniques, the Stewardship Technician will spend the majority of their time improving the ecological health of the GTRLC’s nature preserves. Read the full position description.

Ecosystems Technician—Huron Pines, Gaylord

The Ecosystems Technician will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resource health and build public support for conservation efforts. The member will be involved in watershed restoration efforts including data collection, landowner site visits, event planning and hands-on implementation. Read the full position description.

Outreach Specialist—Huron Pines, Gaylord

The Outreach Specialist will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resource health and build public support for conservation efforts. Experience working with the public and designing outreach material is preferred; on-site training will also be provided. The member will also be involved in watershed restoration efforts including data collection, landowner site visits, event planning and hands-on implementation. Read the full position description. 

Conservation Program Developer—Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Gladwin

The Conservation Program Developer will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resources management in the State Forest and to create new services or programs. The member will be involved in developing new conservation programs including using volunteers to conduct restoration and habitat improvement. The member will design and develop outreach materials and perform field surveys. Read the full position description.

Conservation Program Developer—Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Grayling

The Conservation Program Developer will be involved in a diverse set of projects to improve natural resources management in the MDNR Grayling FMU and to create new services and programs. The member will be involved in developing new conservation programs including using volunteers to conduct species surveys and conduct restoration and habitat improvement. The member will design and develop outreach materials and perform field surveys. Read the full position description.

Conservation Program Developer—Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Pigeon River Country

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 and to create new services and programs. The member will be involved in developing new conservation programs including coordinating with volunteers to conduct species surveys, restoration efforts and habitat improvement projects. The member will design and develop outreach materials and perform field surveys. Read the full position description.

Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator—Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Lansing

The Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator will work with the grassroots manager to plan, supervise, and recruit volunteers for on-the-ground projects. This will require writing, public speaking, volunteer management, general knowledge or an ability to learn about fish and wildlife habitat needs, and a willingness to perform physical labor alongside volunteers. Read the full position description.

Education Coordinator—Northeast Michigan 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. Read the full position description.

Community Conservation Coordinator—Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, Bay City

The AmeriCorps member serving with the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy will be responsible for a variety of stewardship and community engagement tasks related to the Conservancy's mission throughout the Saginaw Bay Watershed, especially in populated areas. Maintaining and utilizing volunteers for projects is a priority for the SBLC. The involvement of the member in this aspect of the SBLC’s mission will only help to improve, grow, and maintain a positive relationship with our volunteer base. Read the full position description.

Education & Outreach Specialist—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. Read the full position description.

Outreach & Education Specialist—Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Petoskey

Major tasks of the Outreach & Education Specialist include creating the framework for the Natural Shoreline Champion Program, collaborate with lake associations on framework development, promote the program on targeted lakes, and evaluate the success of the initial effort. Other major tasks include implementing water quality monitoring education programming in area high schools, and development of outreach materials including newsletter articles, website content, and press releases. Read the full position description.

Watershed Protection Technician—Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Petoskey

Major tasks of the Watershed Protection Technician include coordination of 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. Read the full position 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, 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 management of both native and invasive plants, and recruit volunteers to “adopt” infestations for long-term control. Read the full position description.


Click here to apply online! 

Click here for a printable PDF application.


Applications are due by November 3. You must include a resume and cover letter with your signed application—incomplete applications will not be accepted.


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.

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Jennie Roth-Jandron

AmeriCorps Coordinator, Huron Pines

jennie@huronpines.org

(989) 448-2293 x30

 

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