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NOS Americorps Positions
 
All full time NOS AmeriCorps positions pay a living stipend of $1175 per month ($587.50 for half time), as well as, an education award upon successful completion of service.
 
300 Hour Summer AmeriCorps Positions:
These positions will begin on June 1st and end Aug 15th. There is a stipend of $1175 per month and an education award upon successful completion of contract of $1221
 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness:

300 hours summer term, full-time position. Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, days and hours may vary. Selected candidate will receive a stipend $1175 per month, paid twice a month and upon successfully completion the member will receive an Education Award $1221. Friends of Nevada Wilderness Southern Nevada Stewardship and Outreach Assistant will assist southern Nevada stewardship and outreach program both in the field and in the office with volunteer recruitment, outreach and stewardship events in the Las Vegas area. The member stewardship component consists of promoting, recruiting and managing volunteers in stewardship events as directed by land managers. On the ground work includes, habitat restoration and native vegetation planting. The candidate will also record accomplishments and complete data entry after project. The outreach component will consist of attending and assisting outreach events. This may include speaking at public events and tabling at various locations to promote the work Friends of Nevada Wilderness does and recruiting volunteers. Hands on involvement with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and promotion will also be included.

Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm may vary; some weekends will be required. Must be able to hike 10 miles will 40-50 lbs pack and enjoy the outdoors. The member will Assist in implementing volunteer stewardship trips, effectively communicate with volunteers, and promote and maintain an exceptionally safe environment for volunteers, ensure proper implementation of projects, monitor past restoration work to evaluate outcomes, identify outreach opportunities, participate in volunteer recruitment activities such as tabling at community events and give presentations about FNW and current volunteer opportunities to community events, clubs and organizations. Will distribute and maintain posters and fliers about FNW stewardship projects throughout the community, update volunteer and media contacts in database, name, edit and store photos from stewardship program trips and events, provide photos and written content for FNW email and newsletters, maintain accurate and timely preparation of project files.

 

Friends of Black Rock and High Rock:

300 hours term, Stipend of $1175 month, Education Award $1,221 upon successful completion of service. Friday-Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Hours and days may vary. The Program Assistant will assist in stewardship projects and events throughout the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). The Program Assistant will assist in planning and executing stewardship projects and events including; improving and maintaining back-country trails, installing wilderness boundary markers, flag fencing in sage grouse habitat, Black Rock Rendezvous, National Trails Day, and 4th of July and Perseids Meteor Shower camp-out events. Required Knowledge, skills, abilities: flexibility regarding work service, weekends will be required, basic computer skills, valid driver's license, enjoy the outdoors and camping, willingness to work in inclement weather, self motivated and ability to multi task, excellent communication skills, including public speaking, presentation and written communication, strong organizational skills. This position involves some camping and backpacking and stewardship projects will be conducted outdoors, often in remote locations where camping will be at undeveloped recreation sites. The functions of this position may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Assist and lead a variety of stewardship and volunteer projects in the Black Rock NCA, assist with event planning and coordination, recruit and train volunteers for restoration and stewardship projects, outreach and cultivation in the Friends of Black Rock High Rock Visitor Center in Gerlach, Nevada, participate in tabling at community events. Related Responsibilities: promote FBRHR, the NCA and AmeriCorps in a positive manner at all times as a point of contact with the public, work with local members of the community of Gerlach to share sustainable practices, compose articles for the website and newsletters speaking about the work of the organization to cultivate volunteers and membership, develop creative solutions to enhance volunteerism, maintain a safe, organized and professional work environment.

 

Link to Apply is https: //my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do;jsessionid=GpLpcs_3kmGsYYVEZ3-pGyoqX6uYbhW2rYo4tz22EBGlaTNKt7Tt!967354346


AmeriCorps members are expected to wear AmeriCorps logo or apparel while serving. This position does not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee,an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave. The program does not discriminate in program admission based on race, color, sexual orientation, military discharge, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic unrelated to the ability to perform the essential functions or basic tenets of the program, or any bona fide occupational qualifications. The program will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as long as the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the program. This policy governs all aspects of the program, including selection, placement assignment, compensation, and access to benefits and training.

If any of these opportunities sound right for you, Contact Zulma Mayorga at:
Zulma.Mayorga@NevadaOutdoorSchool.org or 775-623-5656

For more information about AmeriCorps and to apply visit the AmeriCorps Website.