Conservation Nebraska is now hiring full-time (FT) and half-time (HT) AmeriCorps members to serve as Conservation Directors with our Common Ground Program. 

The term of service is September 1st, 2021 through August 31st, 2022. 

The AmeriCorps position can be utilized to satisfy an internship requirement for college. 

Any interested party should send a resume to Amanda Gangwish, Conservation Nebraska’s Program Director, at agangwish@neconserve.org

Position Details 

Purpose: If you care deeply about our state and ensuring that Nebraska has a bright future, this opportunity is for you. In this position, you will be an AmeriCorps Member striving to improve environmental stewardship in Nebraska. 

What is AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a civil society program engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” As an AmeriCorps member with Conservation Nebraska, you will join an impressive cohort of service-minded Americans from across the country. 

Position Description: As an AmeriCorps member with Conservation Nebraska, you will build statewide capacity to manage Nebraska’s resources by increasing knowledge of and concern for the most important conservation issues facing our state. You will recruit, coach, and support community volunteers in implementing conservation projects, and build partnerships between conservation professionals, local and state government, and your fellow community members.

Responsibilities

  • 1700 (FT member) or 900 (HT member) service hours between September 1st, 2021 and August 31st, 2022
  • Organize monthly educational events and/or community discussions focused on conservation issues
  • Helping community volunteers organize service-learning projects that benefit local partners
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of long-term conservation projects
  • Recruiting community volunteers
  • Door-to-door canvassing and/or phone banking
  • Expanding and strengthening partnerships between Conservation Nebraska and local entities / organizations already working on conservation issues in the region
  • Weekly reporting of time, mileage, service activities 
  • Any other requirements as directed by the Program Director

Benefits

  • Living stipend of $16,000 (FT) or $8,000 (HT)
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $6,345.00 (FT) or $3,172.50 (HT). You can use your education award to repay qualified student loans and to pay certain educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.
  • The AmeriCorps position can also be utilized to satisfy an internship requirement for college 

 

You are: 

  • A self-starter
  • Dependable
  • Adaptable
  • Innovative
  • Motivated
  • Hardworking
  • A good communicator
  • A team-player

We are: 

  • Dedicated to your professional and personal growth
  • Approachable 
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Making Nebraska an even better place to live

Minimum Education Level: High school diploma or GED

Other Requirements: Car and driver’s license needed

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Conservation, Education

Any interested party should send a resume to Amanda Gangwish, Conservation Nebraska Program Director, at agangwish@neconserve.org