Position: AmeriCorps Members – Home Energy Conservation Program (age 18-25)
Openings: 4 members
Location: St. Paul and surrounding neighborhoods
Term of Service: August 3, 2009 – June 30, 2010
The Minnesota Conservation Corps, a non-profit environmental organization, is currently accepting applications for four full-time AmeriCorps Crew Member positions.
Responsibilities: Members will receive on-the-job training and complete energy efficiency upgrades in metro area homes in cooperation with the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC). Members will work in two person teams with one NEC staff member to identify simple energy saving techniques and implement these services in individual homes to improve neighborhood energy efficiency. Work includes implementing the seven simple energy-saving techniques in homes as identified by the NEC such as: installing programmable thermostats, CFL light bulbs, power strips for entertainment centers, low flow shower heads, door weather-stripping, water heater blankets, and kitchen sink aerators.
• Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
• Work independently and with others in a team setting.
• Competency conducting simple home improvements: carpentry, plumbing, home electronics.
• Experience/knowledge of energy efficiency practices and home construction.
• Experience with customer service.
• Ability to educate and interact with homeowners.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Requirements: Must be 18-25 years old, eligible for AmeriCorps enrollment, and be able to perform essential functions of the job including physically strenuous work 40 hours per week. Schedule may vary on a weekly basis. Evening and weekend work required, not to exceed 40 hours per week. A full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award. Personal protective equipment provided and required.
Benefits: Crew Members will receive a living stipend of $1400 per month, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, and a post-service AmeriCorps Education Award of $4725 that may be used for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
Timeline: Applicants are encouraged to submit by Thursday, July 9th. Early applications are encouraged; Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Electronic submission preferred.
Download an application at: http://www.conservationcorps.org/applymcc.htm
Contact Katie Brettingen with any questions regarding the position: 651-209-9900 x 20
Minnesota Conservation Corps (YAP)
2715 Upper Afton Rd. Suite 100
Maplewood, MN 55119
Phone: (651) 209-9900 x 20
Fax: (651) 209-9901