Crew Leader, Field Crew Member, Environmental Educator, Naturalist, Forest School Mentor in Hayward, Wisconsin

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 19, 2022
  • Location: Hayward, Wisconsin
  • Company: Wisconsin Conservation Corps
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $300 - $500 / week
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: No experience required

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Join WisCorps and be a part of the Climate Change Solution in Wisconsin!

We are looking for passionate people who want to make a difference in the community and the environment. Whether you want to dedicate your fall or an entire year, WisCorps has AmeriCorps positions with benefits including a weekly stipend and education award ($1,718.25 to $6,495.00 depending on position). Plus some positions offer housing, transportation, and food. Check out all of the available positions and choose your adventure!

Fall WisCorps Crews:

WisCorps crews complete conservation and environmental service projects throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Each WisCorps crew typically consists of two crew leaders and four crew members.

Ice Age Trail Crew

• The Crew will move throughout Wisconsin serving on conservation projects along different sections of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

• Projects include building new trail tread and maintaining trail corridors

• Participants should expect mostly front-country tent camping accommodations throughout their 8-10 week term

Roving

• WisCorps will host a Roving Trails Crew and a Roving Restoration Crew

• Crews will move throughout Wisconsin serving on conservation projects alongside non-profits, city, county & state agency staff Project partners: Kenosha County, Ozaukee County, St. Croix County, City & County of Waupaca, Driftless Area Land Conservancy, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, and Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA)

• Projects include trail building/maintenance, invasive species management, carpentry, and tree planting

• Participants should expect mostly front-country tent camping accommodations throughout their 8-10 week term

Wetland Restoration

•While serving within Indiana Dunes National Park, participants will learn about wetland restoration techniques alongside National Park Service staff

•Typical projects include backpack spraying invasive species, planting native species, seed collections, power brush cutting and habitat restoration

•Crew Housing near Indiana Dunes National Park will be provided

Fall Crew Leader:

Benefits: $400-$450/week, plus room, board, training, and transportation. Education Award: $3,247.50

As an AmeriCorps WisCorps Crew Leader, you and your co-leader will be responsible for supervising and motivating crew members while you work together to complete conservation projects. You will be responsible for your personal and crew safety on and off the project site. When you are not working on the project, you and your co-leader are responsible for creating a crew community focused on environmental responsibility and inclusion. As an AmeriCorps crew leader you will have the opportunity to serve our communities, natural resources, and positively impact the lives of others.

For more information and to apply check out https://www.wiscorps.org/crewleader

Fall Field Crew Member:

Benefits: $300/week, plus room, board, transportation, and on-the-job training. Education Award: $1,718.25

AmeriCorps Field Crew Members live or camp out with their crew near their project sites and travel throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. You will work hard as a team to accomplish conservation projects while practicing Leave No Trace principles and sustainable living techniques. Field Crew Members receive on-the-job training, topics may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, and invasive species management.

For more information and to apply check out https://www.wiscorps.org/crewmember

Year-Long Individual Placements

Individual Placement AmeriCorps Members serve with WisCorps partner organizations focused on the areas of natural resource conservation and environmental education. You will gain practical conservation and educator skills while working with a site mentor and exploring career options.

For more information and to apply, check out https://www.wiscorps.org/individualplacementopportunities

Year-round Naturalist

Benefits: Living allowance total for whole term = $23,000 ($460.00/week), Education Award = $6,495.00 upon successful completion of service. Housing available.

Beaver Creek Reserve’s Year Round Naturalist will assist the education staff with the planning and teaching of existing K-12 and adult programming. The Naturalist will also work on developing a grade-specific curriculum and programming with live animals. The Naturalist will assist in special events like Maple Syrup, Native Plant Sale, Butterfly Fest, Wisconsin Master Naturalist training, and more. The Naturalist will play a significant role in developing, organizing, and leading nature-based summer camps, summer recreation programs, and seasonal programs for all ages. This position has a lot of space for personal creativity and inspiration.

Stewardship Coordinator

Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $23,000 ($500 per week), Education Award = $6,495.00 upon successful completion of service. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Waukesha County Land Conservancy & Tall Pines Conservancy’s Stewardship Coordinator will have a wide range of responsibilities including leading stewardship workdays, conducting property monitoring visits, overseeing current and soliciting new volunteer positions, and assisting with grant writing, land management planning, and more. The Stewardship Coordinator will also assist with activities that advance the missions of WCLC and TPC, by raising the visibility of our work and growing support among new and existing stakeholders.

Conservation and Education Specialist

Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $23,000 ($500 per week), Education Award = $6,495.00 upon successful completion of service.  Onsite housing available.  Food is provided when a group is on site.

Upham Woods’ Conservation and Education Specialists will lead environmental lessons and serve as land stewards of Blackhawk Island. The Individual Placement will aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all groups they encounter. This is a unique and varied position with the opportunity to gain many skills.

Forest School Mentor

Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $23,000 ($500 per week), Education Award = $6,495.00 upon successful completion of service.

The Kickapoo Valley Forest School’s place-based curriculum is based on the experiences that the students encounter throughout the seasons. Enthusiasm and willingness to explore and learn along with the students is a quality we seek in the Forest School Mentor. The Forest School Mentor will work alongside dedicated teachers to help provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for our youngest learners. The Kickapoo Valley Forest School Mentor will work with the school daily during the school year. During the summer months the Mentor will assist the Kickapoo Valley Reserve’s education program with weekly camp programming and school group visits.

For more information, to see the latest Individual Placement Listings, and to apply, check out https://www.wiscorps.org/individualplacementopportunities