Farm Planning Projects Coordinator Internship Program

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Title: Farm Planning Projects Coordinator

Salary Range: $12,530 Allowance

Consideration Date: Open until filled

Brief Description:

In partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute, the King Conservation District (KCD) sponsor a VetsWork AmeriCorps intern to serve as a Farm Planning Projects Coordinator. The intern will engage and educate community members while working to improve soil and water health throughout King County.

Hosted By:

Mt. Adams Institute strengthens the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research. The Mt. Adams Institute mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research.

Eligibility:

To apply for Job, a beneficiary must:

  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. You must comply with Driver Certification and Safety Agreement (see VetsWork Application Documents on the website).
  • Attend a mandatory orientation in Corbett, OR from 2/5 to 2/9, quarterly Intern training in Trout Lake, WA (food and lodging provided for orientation and training), and quarterly Intern meetings
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with staff, project partners, the general public, and a diverse landowner population.
  • Manage overlapping program/project deliverables while successfully operating in a small office environment that often requires staff to adapt to and accommodate changing priorities
  • Able to take direction and work as a member of a team.
  • Use Microsoft Office to write reports, track work progress, prepare and record program/project data and records
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Travel to various locations throughout King Count
  • Currently, hold or can obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Able to perform physical work in all weather conditions.
  • Must have served in US Armed Forces and have a DD214 with an honorable discharge.
  • 21 years of age at beginning of service term.
  • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.
  • Ability to commit to the full 45-week term of service.
  • Selection, placement, and retention are contingent upon passing the National Sex Offender Public Register and a national FBI fingerprint check. The position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
  • Members are eligible to serve up to four terms of service and receive AmeriCorps Education awards for each term of service up to the value of two full-time education awards only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform MAI of any previous service in an AmeriCorps program, regardless of whether or not they completed the previous term(s) of service. MAI is not liable for providing an Education Award to a member if they are not eligible under the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or education in natural resources, environmental science, education, and/or public outreach
  • Knowledge of or experience working with diverse groups of community members.
  • Knowledge of or experience in Pacific Northwest ecology
  • Experience driving vehicles with trailers
  • Experience operating farm equipment and/or machinery

How to Apply:

To be applying interested applicants can check the given link:

https://mtadamsinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VW-PD-KCD-Farm-2018-19.docx.pdf

Supporting Documents:

Applicants must upload the following information along with the application:

  • Application – AmeriCorps online application Resume
  • DD214
  • Separate cover letter for each position for which you are applying.
  • List positions in order of preference if applying for more than one
  • MAI AmeriCorps Certification Form
  • Driving Record / Abstract – from your local DMV covering the last three years (will
  • Require more than one if you have lived in multiple states within that time).
  • Driver Certification and Safety Agreement form

Financial Assistantship:

  • A total taxable living allowance (before taxes) of $12,530 paid over term of service.
  • Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $5,815. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
  • Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).
  • Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included). 5. Child care allowance for those who qualify. 6. Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities.

More Information:

https://mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/

Contact Information:

Have any question you can contact at:

Contact Katie Schmidt at recruitment@mtadamsinstitute.com
509-395-3465
Mt. Adams Institute
2453 HWY 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650