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Louisville Metro Parks AmeriCorps Member

Job ID: 5014434

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
• Up to $6,265 taxable living stipend distributed bi-weekly/bi-weekly over 6 months of service.40
EmployerDate Posted
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation
Louisville, Kentucky United States
Jan 31, 2017
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Full-timeMay 07, 2018
Description
The LMPR AmeriCorps Program will place fourteen AmeriCorps members in various divisions within LMPR. Applicants will be asked to apply for one of the following four positions:
- Land Management Technician: will engage in invasive plant species removal, woodland restoration, and trail restoration and/or creation.
- Education Program Assistant: will provide nature-based, outdoor education and recreation experiences to a diverse audience.
- Tree Health Technician: will engage in invasive insect infestation abatement, removal and planting of trees, and pruning, mulching and other general tree health maintenance activities.
- Volunteer Program Assistant: will assist in the recruitment and coordination of volunteers including identifying opportunities, recruitment, screening, orientation/training, placement, reporting, retention, and recognition.

AmeriCorps is a National Service Program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members serve not as employees or volunteers for their service site, but as members of this national service network. There are unique benefits that are provided to those serving in FT service placements with AmeriCorps including a living allowance that helps to cover basic living expenses and an educational award that is earned through the completion of an established number of service hours based on the AmeriCorps position selected.

Qualifications
LMPR AmeriCorps members are U.S. citizens, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident aliens of the U.S. and at least 18 years of age. Members begin in November 2016 and serve full time through August 31, 2017.

AmeriCorps members will be expected to:
- Commit to successfully completing a 12 month term of service
- Complete 40 hours weekly for their designated service assignment outlined above.
- Build local volunteer capacity to support the four areas of service identified above.
- Contribute to Kentucky's commonwealth-wide volunteer engagement plan
- Participate in Days of National Service
- Participate in LMPR orientation and training specific to AmeriCorps program
- Submit weekly timesheets
- Attend mandatory trainings and meetings
- Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with site supervisors
- Comply with all LMPR regulations, policies and procedures

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to: laura.ryan@louisvilleky.gov


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