2008 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partners sought

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience?

Apply today for one of the 27 open positions of the 2008 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership!!!

“Serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, has raised my confidence, provided me with numerous tools and resources for being a better environmental educator, and shown me that working on projects that better your community is not only rewarding, but necessary for bringing about positive change.” – Nicole Deas, 2007 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Member

We are seeking enthusiastic conservation minded people to devote a year to serve for the protection of Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. For this year of service Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members will receive skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and get an education award at the end of your service. Apply today – we accepting applications now for positions starting
January 7, 2008!

The 2007 SNAP members have contributed greatly to Sierran organizations! Tania Corlone of American Rivers (Nevada City, CA) states, “Our SNAP member has assisted us in getting to those essential projects and tasks that had been lingering on our ‘TO DO’ lists. The program has increased our capacity to do our work better! We have been very impressed by the caliber of SNAP Members and the effective management of the program by the Sierra Nevada Alliance.”

Apply today to be part of the great work of the SNAP program!

Responsibilities& Projects
will include environmental education, habitat restoration, and ecological monitoring. A living allowance and health care is provided during your year of service.

Placement Locations: AmeriCorps Members will be placed with a Sierra-based Conservation Group/Agency around the region. There are 27 open positions and they will be located throughout the Sierra Nevada region at approximately 20 organizations. A complete description of open positions will available in early to mid September 2007.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.

Necessary Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work with local community members, conservation groups and agencies.
  • Experience organizing events
  • Skills facilitating and/or participating in group meetings
  • Ability to lay out work tasks, identify resources, focus work and complete tasks on time
  • Strong writing skills
  • Public speaking and outreach skills
  • Independent, highly motivated, and ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Passion for the natural environment
  • Proficiency using personal computers and internet
  • Ability to travel in the Sierra
  • Physical ability to perform strenuous activities at high elevations

Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-time AmeriCorps Service positions for 11.5 months. Beginning January 7th, 2008 and concluding December 23rd, 2008.
  • AmeriCorps Members will receive up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.
  • AmeriCorps Members will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and standard health insurance.
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.

How To Apply

To be part of the first round of interviews, please apply by October 15, although applications will be accepted afterward until all positions are filled. Note that interviews will occur continuously from now until positions are filled so apply early! To apply please submit a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position. Email the resume and letter to do@sierranevadaalliance.org. You will be required to fill out a short AmeriCorps eligibility form as well and you will receive it after contacting Do Lee. You may also fax to 530-542-4570.

For more information please contact:

All submissions are confidential. People of color are encouraged to apply. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.

We are accepting applications now and beginning interviews – so please apply ASAP. For More Information visit us at www.sierranevadaalliance.org/programs

Do Lee
SNAP Regional Coordinator – “Serving the Sierra”
Sierra Nevada Alliance
PO Box 7989,
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
Tel: 530-542-4546
Fax: 530-542-4570
Email: do@sierranevadaalliance.org