Mission, Purpose and Programs
EarthCorps is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that develops leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. We believe in the power of people – acting through their collective responsibility to one another and our planet – to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our world, and we envision a world in which people and nature thrive together.
To cultivate this important work, EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking aspiring leaders from the US and across the globe for a year-long environmental leadership development program. Participants gain hands-on leadership experience, cross-cultural skills and learn technical environmental restoration while building a close-knit community as they care for our natural world. These emerging environmental leaders “think globally and act locally” in leading community volunteers to complete restoration projects such as native tree planting, invasive plant removal, salmon stream restoration, wetland and shoreline restoration and trail construction.
At the conclusion of the program, these leaders return to their local communities with the skills and enthusiasm required to tackle the pressing issues of our time – including climate change, pollution and ecological degradation – to help create a better world for all of us. Since its inception in 1993, EarthCorps has trained more than 1,000 environmental leaders from the US and nearly 80 countries around the world.
Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Racial Equity
EarthCorps strongly believes in the values of diversity and inclusion. We work to ensure that everyone, regardless of who they are or the work they perform for our organization, feels involved and supported in all areas of our operations. In addition to that basic principle, we are striving to become an anti-racist organization. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and are deeply committed to racial equity in our internal and external work.
People of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards, and far too often the organizations that advance environmental work perpetuate similar injustices, excluding people of color from educational and job opportunities in this space. A world in which people and nature thrive together requires leaders who understand that social injustice and environmental issues are intertwined, and we will solve neither as a society if we fail to solve both.
The Corps Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position with EarthCorps, responsible for supporting EarthCorps Corps Program, an environmental service-learning program for 18-25-year-old of US American and international young adults. Its focus includes corpsmember development and coordination of member workshops and trainings. The Corps Coordinator works in close collaboration with all members of the Field Program Team and is supported the Corps Operations Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
Corpsmember Support 30%
· Fosters and encourages leadership development among corps members through in-the-moment feedback, coaching and goal setting.
· Leads by example by working alongside crews and sharing knowledge, modeling work pace, positive attitude, problem solving skills, active listening and communication skills.
· Collaborates with the Corps Operations Manager for corpsmember conflict management and coaching.
· Assists corps members in understanding and navigating EarthCorps systems, policies and procedures.
Corps Administration 30%
· Participates in the corpsmember hiring committee: interviewing 40+ applicants and collaborating on member selection.
· Supports HR Generalist in corpsmember onboarding process, including maintaining gear inventory and outfitting incoming crew members
· Tracks member attendance and timesheets
· Collaborates with the HR Generalist to maintain personnel files for all AmeriCorps members.
· Enrolls corps members in health insurance and assists members in accessing benefits
· Monitors corps claims with labor and industries and provides assistance to corps members in filing claims.
· Supports corpsmember workshop days, providing logistical support and facilitation as needed
· Collaborates with the Corps Operations Manager to foster corpsmember affinity groups and antiracist spaces. Co-Facilitates either a POC Resource Group or a White Caucus group.
· Schedules and attends 3-4 corps retreats annually, providing logistical support for these events
20% Organizational Administration & Communication:
· Participates in organizational anti-racist work including participation on a Racial Equity Action Plan task force or committee.
· Weekly Check ins for effective and timely communication with supervisor, field staff, agency partners and corps members.
· Attend staff and committee meetings.
· Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) repetitive motion and traversing steep and uneven terrain
· Working, eating, and sometimes camping in the outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, and smoke
· Safe operation of gas and electric powered tools
· Applying and managing herbicides
· Sitting indoors, working at a computer, being inside.
· Experience working in a team and working independently.
· US (any state) driver’s license and comfort driving 12 passenger vans and large trucks.
· Possession of or ability to acquire a WA State pesticide applicators license.
· Experience leading volunteers and/or crews in restoration work.
· Desire to learn and grow personally and to support others as they learn.
· Adept communication skills, particularly listening and clearly sharing information
· Problem solving and critical thinking skills
· Capacity to delegate, multitask, stay organized and be responsive.
· Positive attitude and intent to uplift and build trust with others.
· Experience communicating across difference with empathy and respect.
· Experience with the safety guidelines, practical use, and maintenance of hand and power tools.
· Demonstrates the ability to work well independently and is self-motivated.
· Familiarity with restoration techniques and PNW Ecology.
· Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams.
Terms of Employment
TYPICAL HOURS: Will start out on a 4-10 schedule (four, 10-hour days), 7:00am-5:30pm, (1/2-hour lunch) with the schedule flexing later in the season to meet program needs. Some evenings, overnights, and weekends are required.
Criminal history checks conducted to fulfill requirements
Every person entering the office must wear a face mask. We are requiring that all employees be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to the start of employment. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted on or no later than your scheduled start date. If you believe you are entitled to either a medical or religious exemption to our vaccination requirement, please contact Human Resources and your situation will be evaluated.
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training provided if needed.
- Holidays will be paid as designated by EarthCorps.
- Medical and Dental Insurance
- Sick leave
- Paid Vacation
RATE OF PAY: $20-$24/hr DOE
Please submit your resume and a cover Letter at https://www.earthcorps.org/apply/. In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications including your personal and/or professional experience with issues surrounding racial equity and how you believe this position could contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at EarthCorps. Application deadline is February 1st, 2022, and will be open until filled.
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.