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900 Hour Environmental Steward

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 5, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Application Window

September 28, 2022 - March 24, 2023

Location

  • Augusta, ME

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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Environmental Stewards

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Description

General Description:
Gain meaningful experience exploring Maine through the lens of an individual conservation organization! Have you been waiting for a chance to learn about how a land trust operates? How a federal wildlife refuge creates and conserves habitat? How citizen science projects are created and accomplished?

Live, learn and explore Maine’s conservation pockets with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). As an MCC AmeriCorps Environmental Steward, you can make an impact within an organization and the community through achieving specific Host Site goals as unique as each placement.

Environmental Stewards (ES) accomplish a wide variety of conservation projects ranging from water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, mobilizing volunteers to maintain hiking trails, banding and gathering data on songbirds, restoring eelgrass, teaching school kids about shellfisheries, mapping invasive species, and more. Gain experience and an adventure while making a difference.

This general description of MCC ES positions does not capture each host site's objectives. Please see our website for information on the available host sites below:

City of Portland-Signage Project
City of Portland-Youth Corps
DMR-Maine State Aquarium
Falmouth Land Trust
Greenhorns
Maine State Parks-Mt. Blue and Tumbledown Trail Education


Location:
Individual sites will be posted on the MCC website as they are recruited. Applicants will be sent guidance through the process. All corners of Maine have been sites in the past, and exciting new opportunities present themselves each year. Training and orientation typically occur near the MCC office at 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME.

Time Requirement:
Environmental Stewards are expected to serve a minimum of 40 hours per week. A regular schedule is determined by the Host Site and will include a minimum of 2 days off per week. Regular schedules maybe modified for special events.

Description of Duties:
• Participate in MCC and AmeriCorps orientations, training, events, and conferences
• Assist with pre-approved and allowable fundraising activities
• Engage in volunteer management activities including:
o Recruiting volunteers
o Promoting and leading volunteer events
o Collecting and submitting Volunteer Assignment Agreements to MCC
o Implementing the Essential Volunteer Management Practices and Volunteer Management Action Plan
• Complete ongoing assignments and required tasks, including job readiness training, construction of member portfolios, weekly timesheets, and quarterly reports.
• Participate in a Site Visit with MCC staff
• Maintain regular communication with MCC, including checking email no less than weekly
• Participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluations with the Host Site Supervisor
• Adhere to the MCC code of conduct, safety rules and guidelines, drug-free workplace, and other policies outlined in the MCC Handbook and AmeriCorps Member Agreement
• Represent MCC and host site in a professional and supportive manner to the public and media


Essential Functions:
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Demonstrates good judgement and professionalism
• Demonstrates initiative, reliability, and flexibility
• Ability to serve both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to manage time effectively and produce quality results with attention to detail
• Demonstrates a desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference

Service Conditions:
• Service involves frequent communication to multiple parties, and may include electronic, telephonic and/or in-person communication
• Service conditions vary by site, but all Environmental Stewards should expect a portion of service, if not most to be outdoors

General Description:
Gain meaningful experience exploring Maine through the lens of an individual conservation organization! Have you been waiting for a chance to learn about how a land trust operates? How a federal wildlife refuge creates and conserves habitat? How citizen science projects are created and accomplished?

Live, learn and explore Maine’s conservation pockets with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). As an MCC AmeriCorps Environmental Steward, you can make an impact within an organization and the community through achieving specific Host Site goals as unique as each placement.

Environmental Stewards (ES) accomplish a wide variety of conservation projects ranging from water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, mobilizing volunteers to maintain hiking trails, banding and gathering data on songbirds, restoring eelgrass, teaching school kids about shellfisheries, mapping invasive species, and more. Gain experience and an adventure while making a difference.

This general description of MCC ES positions does not capture each host site's objectives. Please see our website for information on the available host sites below:

City of Portland-Signage Project
City of Portland-Youth Corps
DMR-Maine State Aquarium
Falmouth Land Trust
Greenhorns
Maine State Parks-Mt. Blue and Tumbledown Trail Education


Location:
Individual sites will be posted on the MCC website as they are recruited. Applicants will be sent guidance through the process. All corners of Maine have been sites in the past, and exciting new opportunities present themselves each year. Training and orientation typically occur near the MCC office at 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME.

Time Requirement:
Environmental Stewards are expected to serve a minimum of 40 hours per week. A regular schedule is determined by the Host Site and will include a minimum of 2 days off per week. Regular schedules maybe modified for special events.

Description of Duties:
• Participate in MCC and AmeriCorps orientations, training, events, and conferences
• Assist with pre-approved and allowable fundraising activities
• Engage in volunteer management activities including:
o Recruiting volunteers
o Promoting and leading volunteer events
o Collecting and submitting Volunteer Assignment Agreements to MCC
o Implementing the Essential Volunteer Management Practices and Volunteer Management Action Plan
• Complete ongoing assignments and required tasks, including job readiness training, construction of member portfolios, weekly timesheets, and quarterly reports.
• Participate in a Site Visit with MCC staff
• Maintain regular communication with MCC, including checking email no less than weekly
• Participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluations with the Host Site Supervisor
• Adhere to the MCC code of conduct, safety rules and guidelines, drug-free workplace, and other policies outlined in the MCC Handbook and AmeriCorps Member Agreement
• Represent MCC and host site in a professional and supportive manner to the public and media


Essential Functions:
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Demonstrates good judgement and professionalism
• Demonstrates initiative, reliability, and flexibility
• Ability to serve both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to manage time effectively and produce quality results with attention to detail
• Demonstrates a desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference

Service Conditions:
• Service involves frequent communication to multiple parties, and may include electronic, telephonic and/or in-person communication
• Service conditions vary by site, but all Environmental Stewards should expect a portion of service, if not most to be outdoors
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Living Allowance

$1600 - $2000 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

• Weekly living allowance of $400 (before taxes) for 24 weeks • AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 • Certifications in the National Incident Management System, some members will also receive MCC Chainsaw Safety Certification • Conferences such as the Maine AmeriCorps Member Conference • Networking opportunities • Maine State Park Pass • Some members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and childcare reimbursement • A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must agree to a criminal history check
• All positions at State sites require a valid driver’s license with a good 5-year driving record
• Passion for community service and the environment
• Commitment to complete the full term of service
• Skills, experience, and education requirements vary by site

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Wilderness

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

Hosted By

Position Details

Environmental Stewards

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