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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is serving outdoors with purpose! Make a difference while protecting the environment and gain valuable skills for your future. We offer a wide variety of positions for youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds who are interested in connecting with nature, engaging in environmental stewardship, and supporting the community.

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Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects such as invasive species management, herbicide application, park and recreation grounds maintenance, tree planting, prescribed burning, shoreline stabilization and erosion control and trail maintenance. Youth Outdoors Crew Leaders provide training, education, and leadership to Youth Outdoors Crew Members. All Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps members lead youth crews in the spring and fall, supervising, motivating, and coordinating a crew of young people ages 15-18 in a rigorous program of work, education, and training.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022
Start Date: January 24, 2022
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Central MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist

The Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist serves to build the capacity of Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa to recruit AmeriCorps members for the Iowa Field Crew program. Under the direct guidance of the Marketing and Communication Manager and working closely with the Recruitment Manager and Iowa Assistant Program Manager and Iowa, this position will expand community outreach and promote the positive impact of Corps programming in Iowa.

Application Deadline: December 21, 2021
Start Date: January 3, 2022
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Field Crew Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021
Start Date: February 7, 2022
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Field Specialist

Complete natural resource service projects as well as provide training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional AmeriCorps members. Primary responsibilities include: fostering AmeriCorps member development through experiential learning, providing technical skills training, monitoring field safety and conducting equipment maintenance.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021
Start Date: January 3, 2022
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Field Crew Leader

Lead crews in completing natural resource conservation projects such as exotic species management, herbicide application, stream bank stabilization and erosion control, timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, trail construction & maintenance, tree planting, basic carpentry, wild land fire suppression and emergency response in partnership with public land management agencies such as the DNR, USFWS, NPS, SWCDs, etc. Facilitatee training, education, coordination, and leadership to support a positive and safe experience for fellow AmeriCorps Crew Members.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021
Start Date: February 1, 2022
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Stewardship Crew Member

Partner directly with Dakota County on natural resource and conservation projects such as hoop house plant propagation and habitat monitoring, including bison forage sampling, monarch monitoring, bombus surveys, and small mammal counts. Collaborate with Dakota County staff to lead volunteer events and engage the public in natural resource conservation activities, including seed collection, habitat monitoring, and other public events.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021
Start Date: February 7, 2022
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Central MN, Twin Cities
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Open

Individual Placement Member

Individual Placement positions (ages 18-25) are based at various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Under the direct guidance of a project supervisor at a partner agency, the Corpsmember will assist with a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of the partner agency. Projects may focus on water quality, invasive species management, outdoor recreation, land use planning, communications, and/or volunteer outreach

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021
Start Date: January 18, 2022
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Youth Crew Member (Fall)

Youth crew members will participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects within the Twin Cities area. Crew member participate in tool training and receive ongoing education as well as completing projects such as brush hauling, rain garden installation, invasive plant removal, seed collection, energy conservation activities, wildlife habitat construction and maintenance, prairie restoration and leading volunteers.

Application Deadline: October 6, 2021
Start Date: September 30, 2021
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Status: Closed

Fellow

If you’re a college freshman interested in exploring environmental or natural resource careers, apply to the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program! The IDEC program provides a unique college-to-career pathway for underrepresented STEM college students — specifically, women, racial and ethnic minorities, or individuals with disabilities who want to pursue a career in environmental and natural resources fields.

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021
Start Date: September 10, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): Current College Students
Status: Closed

Summer Field Crew Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Start Date: May 18, 2021
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps Youth Crew Member

Summer Youth Corps Youth Crew members will participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and will complete environmental restoration projects. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, foot bridge building, landscaping, campsite development and invasive plant removal.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
Start Date: June 20, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps ASL Crew Leader

Summer Youth Corps American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter/Crew Leaders motivate, direct and coordinate an American Sign Language (ASL) crew of young people in a rigorous program of work, education and training. The Interpreter/Crew Leader will be responsible for maintaining consistent discipline and fostering positive crew morale by utilizing teamwork among youth participants to complete natural resource projects. While serving alongside another AmeriCorps member, the crew leader will provide collaborative leadership for the crew, ensure safety procedures are followed and serve as the liaison with project partners.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
Start Date: June 1, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Summer Youth Corps Leader

Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders will motivate, direct and coordinate a crew of young people in a rigorous program of work, education and training. Crew Leaders will be responsible for maintaining consistent discipline and fostering positive crew morale by utilizing teamwork among youth participants completing natural resource projects. While serving alongside another AmeriCorps member, the crew leader will provide collaborative leadership for the crew, ensure safety procedures are followed and serve as the liaison with project partners.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
Start Date: June 1, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

St Croix State Park Management Crew Member

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources grounds and facilities management skills and put those skills into practice completing improvement projects throughout St. Croix State Park. Projects may include campsite maintenance, park signage and light building maintenance.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
Start Date: June 1, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Soil and Water Corpsmember

Serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) , learning hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Projects may include assisting with groundwater monitoring programs, wetland and watercourse inventories and assessments, field surveys and educational programs.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Seasonal Field Crew Leader

Lead crews in completing natural resource conservation projects such as exotic species management, herbicide application, stream bank stabilization and erosion control, timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, trail construction & maintenance, tree planting, basic carpentry, wild land fire suppression and emergency response in partnership with public land management agencies such as the DNR, USFWS, NPS, SWCDs, etc. Facilitatee training, education, coordination, and leadership to support a positive and safe experience for fellow AmeriCorps Crew Members.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Start Date: May 3, 2021
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa, Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Outdoor Recreation Instructor

Outdoor Recreation Instructors will provide basic camping instruction, paddling instructor and environmental education for the I Can Paddle! and I Can Camp! programs. I Can Paddle! and I Can Camp! are part of several I Can! programs, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling and rock climbing.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Iowa Monarch Crew Member/Leader

Receive on the job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice studying monarch butterfly breeding habitat. Habitat projects may include but are not limited to pollinator counts, milkweed stem counts, and maintaining and organization field data.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Youth Crew Member (Spring)

Youth crew members will participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects within the Twin Cities area. Crew member participate in tool training and receive ongoing education as well as completing projects such as brush hauling, rain garden installation, invasive plant removal, seed collection, energy conservation activities, wildlife habitat construction and maintenance, prairie restoration and leading volunteers.

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
Start Date: March 30, 2021
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 15-18
Status: Closed

Iowa Trails Crew Leader/Member

Receive on the job training to learn trail building and maintenance skills and put those skills into practice completing trail restoration projects throughout Iowa.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Field Crews
Region(s): Iowa
Age Range(s): 18-25
Status: Closed

Youth Outdoors Field Specialist

Complete natural resource service projects as well as provide training, education, coordination and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional AmeriCorps members. Primary responsibilities include: fostering AmeriCorps member development through experiential learning, providing technical skills training, monitoring field safety and conducting equipment maintenance.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020
Start Date: January 5, 2021
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25
Program: Youth Outdoors
Region(s): Minnesota
Age Range(s): 18-25

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Questions about recruitment?

Contact our recruitment manager Adrienne by email or call 651.209.9900.