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14 Dec 2021

Temporary Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member

Chesapeake Bay Trust – Posted by cburns@cbtrust.org Anywhere

Job Description

The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is a one-year term of paid service that places young adults with nonprofits or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field. Throughout the year young professionals receive experience managing projects and programs, leadership and professional development training, mentorship, a support network of young professionals, and other skill-building opportunities including networking and grant writing. Positions offered by the host organizations are in the fields of environmental restoration, community engagement, climate change, environmental education, sustainable agriculture, energy conservation, and forestry.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for a paid year of service ($20,500) beginning on August 16, 2022.  The Chesapeake Bay Trust also offers an Equity Fellowship opportunity to assist Corps Members with the financial challenge of a stipend year of service in the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. The Equity Fellowship provides an additional $5,000 to the stipend amount to up to 4 Corps Members who demonstrate financial need and identify with an underrepresented group including but not limited to the list that is provided in the Equity Fellowship Application Package.

 

Applications for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps and the Equity Fellowship must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm. To learn more and apply go to https://cbtrust.org/chesapeake-conservation-corps/apply/

 

For any questions about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps contact Program Coordinator Carlton Burns cburns@cbtrust.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 125

 

Qualifications:

  • Corps Members will be age 18 to 25 at the start of the program.
  • Corps Members are a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien, or have documentation confirming permission to work in the U.S. during the year-long term of service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Each Corps Member will work full-time (approximately 40 hours a week) at a Host Organization for a period of one year from August 2022 to August 2023.
  • Corps Members will participate in 6-10 leadership and professional development trainings and three project days provided by the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program within the service year.
  • Corps Members will complete a capstone project with the support of their Host Organization by the end of the service year.
  • Corps Members will complete at least four peer-to-peer site visit days visiting fellow Corps Members and participating in activities at other Host Organizations throughout the service year.

How to Apply

How to Apply?: Applications are currently open with a deadline of March 3, 2022 by 4pm.  To access the online application or for any other information including a list of the host sites please see: https://cbtrust.org/chesapeake-conservation-corps/apply/

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 51 days.

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