AgCorps Noxious Weeds Education and Outreach Specialist

Department of Agriculture

About the organization

AgCorps is a state AmeriCorps program administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture. AgCorps aims to improve the capacity of partner organizations to meet their mission, grow collaborations, provide effective programming, and create resilient, healthy, safe, and engaged communities in Montana. This program is also designed to serve rural and underfunded school districts in Montana that require more accessibility to Ag literacy materials. The AgCorps program strives to deliver the best possible resources and values integrity, leadership, and trust in its members and host sites.

AmeriCorps Program Benefits:
• Members receive a living allowance of $21,000 to cover basic expenses while serving
• Upon successful completion of service, members receive a $7,895 education award
• While serving, members may qualify for student loan forbearance
• Healthcare/ childcare services are available while serving
• A $200/month housing stipend if eligible


Noxious Weed programs across the state are run by county weed districts and extension agents but most lack the capacity to have a full-time education and outreach coordinator. There has been several decades of material created for noxious weed education, but there is a need to disseminate it into the community and provide resources for those conducting noxious weed education locally. Education and outreach will support local groups and counties in their education efforts providing a key pillar for the department’s noxious weed programs. The creation and dissemination of noxious weed educational materials will raise awareness of the threat of noxious weeds as well as the programs available to help identify and control weeds. The member will serve across the state working with counties to implement education programs for land managers and schools. They will serve as an environmental steward by raising awareness of one of the country's most pressing environmental issues.

Essential Functions and responsibilities:
• Conduct E&O for noxious weeds across the state
• maintain social media, table events, teach noxious weed curricula in schools
• build educational activities for curricula, create E&O materials w/ MDA E&O Specialist
• participate in E&O events
• support AATM & Monitoring/Mapping during the summer months


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Public speaking
• Basic writing
• Provide educational materials to community/stakeholders
• Knowledge of design and editing software (i.e., Canva, Adobe, etc.)
• Ability to interact with community members of all demographics
• Understanding or willingness to learn how agriculture plays an important role in Montana

AmeriCorps Service minimum Requirements:
• Must be 18+ at the beginning of service (17+ requires parental consent)
• High school graduate, GED recipient, working towards obtaining a high school diploma or GED during your term or service
• Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
• Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Two references will be required during the interview stage

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