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Do you believe that people and nature thrive together? Do you want to work with others who are innovative, compassionate and motivated to shape our world so that all people can benefit from a healthy environment? Take a look at our open Staff or Corps Member opportunities and see where your expertise can grow EarthCorps.
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This is a Corps Member position for EarthCorps Crew Program. This position is open only to non-U.S. residents. Corps Members work in the fields on teams everyday, learning and doing the physical work necessary to restore ecosystem function to green spaces across the Puget Sound region. International Crew Members will serve from June through December.
This is a 6-month training program for non-U.S. citizens that takes place in Seattle, Washington, USA. Young environmental leaders from around the world will join US AmeriCorps Members to develop skills in environmental service, community building and leadership. International Corps Members are sponsored by EarthCorps on a J-1 Trainee visa.
This is not a classroom or workshop. Corps Members spend 80% of their time in the field, engaged in environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington State.
This is the AmeriCorps position open only to U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.
Crew Members are the ones out in the field every day working on teams and doing the physical service necessary to restore green spaces across the Puget Sound region. This is a training-level, seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps. 2020 Crew Members will serve from February through December.
Crew members will work on outdoor environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound Region. Their work directly improves the resiliency of our land by restoring habitat, improving water and air quality, reducing erosion, sequestering carbon and engaging the broader community to become stewards of our shared resource. Typical projects include invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail maintenance, erosion control, and site maintenance.
In addition to impactful service, Corps Members have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally through training, implementing environmental projects, feedback and reflection. Crew Members learn valuable team building skills as they work on their communication, conflict management and leadership capacity. Members will join international exchange visitors from around the world as they build a global community, sharing insight and inspiration.
Volunteer Specialists work as part of the EarthCorps Volunteer (ECV) program and assist in all aspects of community volunteer organization, coordination, and youth engagement events.
This position provides a good mix of field experience along with office experience. The amount of time spent outdoors or in the office fluctuates throughout the year, with more volunteer events in the spring and fall, and fewer events in the winter and summer. Field work includes onsite leadership of volunteers of all ages, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, facilitating outdoor educational activities, and maintaining tools and equipment. Office tasks include planning for volunteer events, maintaining of systems, and designing and implementing outreach activities and materials for a variety of audiences.
Volunteer Specialist is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps, serving from January to December of 2020.
The Habitat Restoration Specialist position is a great opportunity for an individual with previous field restoration experience to continue building physical skills while gaining additional insight around project planning and management. This position plays a critical support role to our field services team by serving as a project assistant and supporting crews in the field. This specialist will spend 80% of their time coordinating or implementing habitat restoration projects and providing logistical support to EarthCorps crews. They will also spend 20% of their time in EarthCorps workshops, retreats, orientations, and outside trainings. The Habitat Restoration Specialist will have the opportunity to serve as an informal advisor and mentor to EarthCorps crews.
The Habitat Restoration Specialist is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps, serving from January to December of 2020.
Crew Leaders work outside, leading Corps Members in environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound region (in urban, suburban, and rural settings). The Crew Leader is responsible for: project coordination between land management agencies, EarthCorps project managers, and 5-6 Corps Members; facilitation of crew safety and well-being, productivity, morale and quality of work; and Corps Member training and education in the field. The position reports to the Corps Program Manager and Corps Operations Manager, who serve as advisors to the Crew Leaders and their crews. EarthCorps crews will be made up of 5-6 Crew Members and a Crew Leader or 4-5 Crew Members and 2 Crew Leaders.
Crew Leader is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps, serving from January to December of 2020.
The Logistics Specialist plays a critical support role by ensuring the habitat restoration crews have the tools & equipment necessary to accomplish project goals, and by performing hands-on field service as a project assistant.
The majority of the Logistics Specialist's time is divided between logistics projects and field work. About 20% of their time is spent in workshops, retreats, orientations and outside trainings. The Logistics Specialist also serves as an informal adviser and mentor to EC crews.
The Logistics Specialist is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps, serving from January to December of 2020.
The Outreach Specialist is a unique AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps. While this position works to implement volunteer events as part of the EarthCorps Volunteer (ECV) program, their primary project throughout the year will be helping to support a new partnership with the Black Farmers Collective (BFC). BFC is a group of Black food system professionals working to develop an urban farm and innovation center called YES Farm. The goal of YES Farm is to improve community health, both mental and physical, by growing food and rooting an African American presence in a gentrifying Central District in Seattle. This position would be working closely with BFC to support volunteer recruitment, manage volunteer projects, and implement targeted community outreach and engagement for YES Farm. In addition to supporting YES Farm, this position will spend a significant amount of time working with the ECV team to help support other EarthCorps volunteer projects as well.
For both YES Farm and EarthCorps responsibilities, this position offers a good mix of working in an office and leading volunteers in the field. Office tasks include using online tools to attract and track community volunteers, designing outreach materials and implementing outreach plans, and targeted recruitment for community volunteer events. Field work includes onsite leadership of volunteers of all ages, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, urban farm development, maintaining tools and equipment, and completing additional non-volunteer field projects with other crew members on an occasional basis.
Outreach Specialist is a seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps, serving from January to December of 2020.
EarthCorps is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and members of other underrepresented groups. EarthCorps is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.