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AmeriCorps Service, Team Leader

AmeriCorps NCCC

This is a Contract position in Walla Walla, WA posted January 29, 2021.

Travel the country and make an impact on communities in need! AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a residential service program for young adults who want to lead a tight-knit team while making a difference across the United States. AmeriCorps team leaders in the NCCC Traditional Corps program deploy to one of our training locations, then travel with a team of 8-12 young adults throughout their assigned region for 11 months of full-time, immersive service. Apply by February 28 to begin service in June.Training LocationsDenver, Colorado; Vicksburg, Mississippi; or Vinton, Iowa(Locations will be assigned upon acceptance into the program. Applicants cannot choose their location.)Requirements to serveMust be 18 years or olderMust possess a valid driver’s licenseMust be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the programMust be available to leave your hometown and serve full-time for 11 monthsMust demonstrate an ability to lead a team of 8-12 young adultsBenefitsDuring service, you will receive:Basic expenses, including communal housing, meals, and a limited health benefit.All program-related travel, including to your training location, projects, and back home after your service term.A modest living allowance for your personal expenses.Valuable training in leadership, technical skills, teamwork, and more.Forbearance for federally backed student loans.After service, you will receive:The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 to use on future tuition costs or existing student loans.A competitive edge in your job search.Position DescriptionYou will lead a team through a service term of direct, hands-on service in the areas of natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Your team could be doing anything from building a house to running a youth summer program to repairing hiking trails in a national forest, so openness to new experiences is key. As a team leader, you will be crucial to your team’s success. You’ll be responsible for directing, motivating, and mentoring, a diverse team of young people. Partner organizations and AmeriCorps staff will look to you for coordination of project logistics. Gain invaluable supervisory experience, challenge yourself, and build lasting connections.

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