Summary: American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps, is currently seeking energetic and ambitious participants to engage in national service as AmeriCorps members in a multi-week professional, outdoor skills-training opportunity. ACE intends to provide a meaningful service to regional communities and public lands by taking direct action through conservation of our valuable natural resources. Our mission is to introduce and prepare our AmeriCorps members for careers in resource management with ACE, within the conservation corps industry, or with public agencies such as Utah State Parks, USFS, National Park Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Bureau of Land Management, as well as many other local and non-profit land steward organizations.
START/END Date Enrollment Options:
8/10/22 - 10/26/22 (450 Hours)
8/10/22 - 2/1/23 (900 Hours)
8/24/22 - 11/9/22 (450 Hours)
8/24/22 - 2/15/23 (900 Hours)
9/6/22 - 11/23/22 (450 Hours)
9/6/22 - 3/1/23 (900 Hours)
9/21/22 - 12/7/22 (450 Hours)
9/21/22 - 3/15/23 (900 Hours)
10/5/22 - 12/21/22 (450 Hours)
10/5/22 - 3/22/23 (900 Hours)
(all include option to extend service)
Position Description: AmeriCorps Members in our Crew program will be active for a 40-hour work week, learning techniques of conservation and public land management based on planned field projects scheduled for the 2022 season. Training takes place on project sites, hands-on, and includes concepts of trail construction, dry stone masonry, invasive plant removal, revegetation, fence construction, forest ecology techniques and restoration, enhanced safety training, and Leave No Trace principles, under the guidance of ACE's skilled Crew leaders and Project Managers alongside Agency Partner Advisors. The goal of ACE Crew is to accomplish seasonally appropriate, timely, and meaningful conservation efforts for public land management agencies in need, while becoming proficient in field techniques, building resumes, and advancing career pathways.
This position will entail the following:
Housing for "off-days" located in our Hurricane, UT headquarters of ACE Mountain West. Member project assignments are announced several weeks in advance when possible.
ACE housing is shared among all current crew members. Basic accommodations include bed, personal storage, running hot/cold water, shared bathrooms, WI-FI, and full shared kitchen and furnished living + dining room
Both frontcountry and remote backcountry camping are expected for crews this season
Projects may take place at high elevation uplands and mountains, coastal areas, sand dunes, valleys, grasslands, and inland foothills where temperatures vary from very cold and rainy to very hot and dry, You can expect to experience a combination of conditions from frost or rain, high winds, to extremely dry and hot conditions.
The ACE Conservation Corps Crew program is an excellent way to engage in national service, start or further your professional development, and invest in your future. It is also a stepping stone to environmental careers and as a gateway to potential advancement within ACE, not only as an interesting and rewarding way to spend several months working in beautiful locations. AmeriCorps members serving on ACE field crews should take joy in tackling challenges with a positive mindset. Applicants should be willing to undertake physical work in all types of weather and terrain, and to participate as a team member dedicated to ACE's mission.
INCLUDE WITH ALL APPLICATIONS: Upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 2-3 professional, academic or community references. Please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great addition to our teams, in your own words.
NOTE: If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Member Support Coordinator, Sarah Wolfram, at email@example.com.
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Hurricane, UT, USA