AmeriCorps Position: Solar Heat Outreach Corpsmember
Term of Service: January 16th – December 12th, 2014
Schedule: Full time term of service
Location: Pine River, MN
Stipend: $1,565 monthly
OVERVIEW: Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while accomplishing priority natural resource and energy conservation, natural resource management, and emergency response work.
The Solar Heat Outreach Corpsmember is an AmeriCorps member position stationed at the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance headquarters in Pine River, Minnesota. RREAL delivers solar air heat to low-income families on energy assistance (LIHEAP) as a lasting solution to end poverty. Solar Assistance fosters ecological health, social equity and self-reliance while providing families with decades of renewable, domestic energy.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Solar Heat Corpsmember will assist RREAL in carrying out its Solar Assistance program; perform Solar Air Heat system installations; facilitate Conservation Corps crew trainings; conduct community outreach and conduct general project management tasks. This position will have varied responsibilities and substantial authority to act independently, while assisting RREAL program coordinators, who will provide direct guidance and training as needed. The person in this position will have the opportunity to utilize their existing skills and to develop a variety of new skills that will increase future employability in the green jobs sector.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 4-year college degree with relevant coursework and/or equivalent professional experience in related fiel; Strong organizational skills; Comfortable making first contact outreach to potential partnering organizations; Positive attitude and interest in service and community work; Ability to work well with minimal supervision; Valid driver’s license and safe driving record; Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint); AmeriCorps eligibility.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 4-year college degree in a related field; Experience with hand and power tools, basic carpentry, and mechanical skills; Experience/knowledge of renewable energy practices; Experience with customer service; Previous Conservation Corps experience. Training will be provided in these areas as needed.
BENEFITS: AmeriCorps stipend of $1,565 per month, 5 days paid time off, training opportunities, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, and a post-service AmeriCorps Education Award for $5,550 that may be used for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
TO APPLY: Application deadline: December 1, 2013.