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TerraCorps/AmeriCorps Service Member (RI)

About TerraCorps

TerraCorps is an environmental nonprofit with AmeriCorps programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, fosters an ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. Our purpose is to build the capacity of local nonprofits focused on community land ownership, access, and stewardship for a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability.

Duties

Whether you are passionate about conservation, land access, or sustainable agriculture, TerraCorps is here to help you serve local communities and build professional skills through transformative experiences. TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. We do this by partnering with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1700-hour service term. Members serve in one of five coordinator roles focused on: • Land Conservation • Land Stewardship • Sustainable Agriculture • Community Engagement • Youth Education Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 11-month positions from August 26th, 2024- July 25th, 2025.These AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, health insurance, and money for college ($7,395).

Qualifications

As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements: • A US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. and/or tribal member • At least 18 years old • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED • No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member • Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check

Application instructions

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. Position descriptions and application specifics can be found at: https://terracorps.my.site.com/terracorps/s/available-member-positions

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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