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    Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Member

    These positions are 11-month terms of service, and more information is included in the general description below. Interested applicants should take note of this particular position with American Forests:

    This position will be helping to develop a native seed collection program in partnership with BLM areas in or near the Sierra Nevada. The first half of the term will largely consist of research and identifying locations of native plants, with the second half of the term focused on native seed collection. The position is most likely to be based out of the Fresno area, but flexibility exists for the member to live in other areas. Mileage reimbursement with be provided in addition to the compensation and benefits listed below.

    General Program Description

    Are you an aspiring environmental educator or botanist? A community engagement wizard who wants to help conserve and protect some of of our nation's most treasured wilderness lands?

    Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 32 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. During their 11-month terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful contribution to the communities of the Sierra Nevada.

    Location: Varies on placement, host sites are located throughout California’s Sierra Nevada range. Host site locations for this year include Bishop, the Greater Lake Tahoe area, Nevada City, Oroville, Placerville, Sonora, and Visalia.

    Position Descriptions: To see the types of positions that are still available, please refer to the 2021-22 position descriptions page on our website.

    Service Commitment: November 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Members make an 11-month, full-time commitment to serve a nonprofit organization or public agency in the Sierra Nevada.

    Required Qualifications

    While each SNAP Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function, the SNAP Program has some general requirements:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. High School Diploma or GED
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older
    • Must not have a criminal history that results in the applicant’s inability to serve as an AmeriCorps member
    • Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service
    • Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service
    Compensation and Benefits
    • Monthly stipend of $1,390 per month
    • Standard health insurance
    • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological, and skills-development training
    • AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a full-time 1700 hour service term will earn a $6,345 Segal Educational Award and a $3,655 California For All Educational Award for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses
    How to Apply

    Positions start on November 1st, 2021. Application period open until positions are filled!
    • Download the SNAP Member Application Packet here.
    • Fill out the SNAP online application here.
    • Apply to the SNAP Program through the My AmeriCorps website here. (To find our listing, log in, navigate to “Applicant Home,” click “Search Listings” (in left sidebar), then use the following information in the “Quick Search” box: search for “Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership” under “AmeriCorps State / National” in California. If you are having trouble completing this application, please contact the email listed below.
    • Email your resume and a 1-page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to Seth Connolly at: [email protected].

    Questions? Find answers in our SNAP FAQs or email [email protected].
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