SYRCL to Hire 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

Do you love the Sierra?  Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light?  Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience?

IMG_7333Apply to work at SYRCL and become one of the 28 Members of the 2015-2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Deadline to apply is July 25, 2015. Interviews will begin in early August.

Since 2007, more than 150 SNAP Members have served at 32 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies to restore more than 12,000 acres of habitat, monitor more than 1,000 ecological sites, educate more than 145,000 people and recruit more than 22,000 community volunteers to serve their local Sierra watersheds.

Responsibilities & Projects:

Members will serve full-time, from October 15, 2015 – September 15, 2016. Projects & responsibilities will vary depending on service positions but, will be based on watershed restoration and assessment, watershed education and outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. For more detailed service descriptions, including Position Descriptions and Service Plans, please click here.

loney meadow restoration
Photo: Jim Wofford

SYRCL will be hiring for 3 positions this year:

Restoration Coordinator

o   Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate Sierra meadow restoration projects, floodplain restoration projects, and invasive species control.

River Monitoring Coordinator

o   Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate our 15 year running watershed water quality monitoring program, mercury monitoring, frog habitat monitoring, and temperature monitoring programs.

Stewardship Coordinator

o   Primary Responsibilities: Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate the 5th year of SYRCL’s River Ambassador Program and do outreach at community events.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended).
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
  • Must not have a criminal history that precludes the applicant’s ability 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 $1,254 per month
  • Standard health insurance
  • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses

How to Apply:

1.     Fill out the online SNAP Member application by clicking here. (You can download a sample of the SNAP application here for reference, but you must fill it out via the online application.)

2.     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 Be sure to title your email subject: “SNAP Application 2015 – 2016”.

Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2015!

The Sierra Nevada Alliance and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership conform to all laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to the SNAP Program. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information please contact:
Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director: 530-542-4546 x 705 or or click here to visit the Join SNAP page.

Applications are due July 25, 2015!

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations.