These positions were previously posted in Job ID: 45576. Even if you have previously applied, you must reapply to be considered for these remaining positions.
Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities. MN GreenCorps members serve full-time at nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or educational institutions throughout the state. Members address critical environmental issues while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals.
Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Service Term: October 13, 2021 – August 16, 2022
Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions.
Projects & Locations: The three available positions and associated project responsibilities, driving requirements and locations are outlined below. Housing is not provided, members must secure housing near their service location. Applicants may indicate project preferences on the application.
1. City of Morris, Morris (Driving required / Fleet vehicle available)
Summary: Help create a sustainable and efficient organics waste collection program.
- Implement initiatives to reduce waste generation and improve organics management programs.
- Research and analyze waste characteristics to identify high-priority opportunities and make recommendations for improving organics management.
- Conduct outreach, provide support and materials to set up collection at sites, and provide training to help program participants make positive changes to waste management practices.
- Document best practices through case studies and/or “how-to” guides.
2. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake (Driving required / Fleet vehicle available)
Summary: Implement sustainability goals focused on energy efficiency and renewable energies to further Leech Lake’s profile as an energy conservation leader.
- Research and develop a framework for a residential solar rebate program for Tribal Members.
- Coordinate the Climate Change Adaptation Plan team, data collection and analysis, surveys, networking and outreach.
- Coordinate electric vehicle installations, conduct outreach on new guidance, and host two ride and drive events.
- Work with the Solar Team to coordinate and establish solar installations and work with the Botany Team on solar pollinator gardens.
- Assist with GreenStep Tribal Nations to attain and maintain Step 4.
- Analyze Guaranteed Energy Savings Program data in energy database and develop story maps.
3. Region Five Development Commission, Staples (Driving required / Personal vehicle needed)
Summary: Expand regional efforts to increase Energy and Environment Action Plans and help cities leverage additional resources and take meaningful action based on their planning outcomes.
- Gather baseline data and track progress as part of the planning process for each city.
- Help develop and improve the planning process, writing plans, developing an evaluation tool, implementing findings to streamline the process, and expanding capacity for future initiatives.
- Help cities implement at least 1 action step from their energy and environment plan. Engage 5-10 community members as part of this process.
- Conduct outreach to future city partners, engaging with at least 2 new cities that may be interested in an energy and environment action plan in the future, designing content for 5-6 informational videos and surveying 300 community residents.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
- Two year Associates degree or completion of sophomore year in a four-year college program required; preferred qualification of a four-year degree.
- Demonstrated interest in the environment, including energy and water conservation, active transportation, urban planning, local foods, recycling, etc.
- Interest in environmental service and community work.
- Commitment to complete the 11 month (1700 hour) service term.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse team.
- Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
- Most positions are primarily based in an office setting and require sitting, standing, and operating a computer and telephone.
- Some positions may require light to moderate lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, kneeling, carrying, and use of hand tools.
- Some positions may require the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, such as wind, rain, high or low temperatures on challenging terrain for up to 8 hours at a time.
This position requires successful completion of the following:
- Positions that perform driving require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation.
- All positions require the successful completion of a criminal history check.
Why Work For Us
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.