Community Enrichment AmeriCorps Member

Position Type: 300 Hour AmeriCorps Service

Position Dates and Hours: Start date flexible

Position Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service

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Brief position description (full position description available upon request):

Community Improvement

  • Assist with development and maintenance of WisCorps’ community demonstration garden
  • Research and implement a variety of urban gardening practices to educate students and community members about sustainable and reliable food sources
  • Assist with square foot garden installations in the local community, provide education about how to get the best results from these gardens

Programming

  • Design and implement new programs for different age groups pertaining to urban renewal and community improvement projects while informing about environmentally conscious practices focusing on WisCorps’ demonstration garden
  • Assist with planning, scheduling, teaching and general supervision of programs and events for K-12 students and adult community members
  • Complete program and event evaluations
  • Keep detailed records of program types and attendance numbers for grant purposes
  • Use general budgetary and financial policies and procedure to assess feasibility of programs and events

Program Marketing

  • Assist in designing and creating publicity for educational programs and events
  • Assist in distribution of publicity for upcoming events, programs, and volunteer opportunities
  • Assist with website and social media to promote programs and events

Volunteer Recruitment and Management

  • Assist with recruitment, training, and evaluation of nonpaid, non-AmeriCorps volunteers who assist with programs as described above for K-12 students and adult community members or who assist with garden maintenance
  • Assist with scheduling and supervision of volunteers
  • Make sure appropriate records of volunteer hours are kept

Career Exploration/Conservation Skills

  • Construction and maintenance on trails in both front and backcountry locations.
  • Non-native plant removal and disposal as well as re-vegetation of native plants, including potential use of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Restoration and improvement of riparian and forest habitat and vegetation.

Community Enrichment Corps Members will be responsible for providing opportunities through programming for community involvement in environmentally conscious food sourcing. They will spend a majority of their time researching, maintaining and cultivating interest in the WisCorps demonstration garden. Members will also accomplish meaningful outdoor conservation projects for up to one week in the field alongside fellow Corps Members under the supervision of Crew Leaders and Project Sponsors in order to gain experience in other areas of conservation and explore career options. Members will be supported and mentored by headquarters staff and leaders throughout their term of service.

For More Info:       Andrea Frisch at 608-799-2570 or andrea.frisch@wiscorps.org

To Apply: Download paper application and return to WisCorps Headquarters along with resume with references.

AmeriCorps Community Enrichment Application Download

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

 

WisCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic identity, disability, handicap, marital status or veteran status. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact us at (608) 782-2494, fax at (608) 782-0606, email at staff@wiscorps.org, and TDD/TTY or the Wisconsin Relay number at 7-1-1.