Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Member

Sierra Nevada Alliance

About the organization

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 28 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. During their terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate and outreach to Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful impact to the communities of the Sierra Nevada. A living allowance, loan forbearance, and health care benefits are provided during the term of service, as well as an end-of-service education award.

Duties

We are seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.

Compensation and Benefits:
-Monthly stipend of $1,390 per month
-Standard health insurance
-Up to 340 hours (full-term) or 180 hours (half-term) of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195 (full-term) or $3,047.50 (half-term) will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.

Qualifications

-Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
-High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended OR six months of relevant experience in restoration, monitoring, environmental education, or field work. May consider related experience).
-Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
-Must not have a criminal history that results in the applicant’s inability to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
-Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service.
-Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service.

Salary

Monthly stipend of $1,390

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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