Training Period: May 1 – June 9, 2023
Member Orientation and Field Season: June 12 – October 13, 2023
Live, serve, and explore Maine’s wilderness, coast, and mountains with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll get paid for 6 weeks of leadership and technical skills training and then practice those skills while serving and supporting a team leader in managing a crew to enhance hiking, biking, skiing, and other types of recreational trails throughout the state. Gain experience in leadership while opening and improving access to treasured natural areas. You’ll make a difference in the lives of your team and local communities while connecting to nature and your peers.
The first 6 weeks of training will cover hard and soft skills of Field Team leadership. Members will complete conservation projects as part of a team of fellow Assistant Team Leaders and Team Leader Trainees. The following topics will be covered:
Wilderness First Aid, sustainable trail building, camp life, Leave No Trace ethics, diversity and inclusivity, chainsaw safety training, project management, job readiness training, and other technical trail-building topics related to your assigned projects.
You can expect to serve on physically challenging conservation projects gaining hands-on experience in the groundwork of stewardship. MCC Assistant Team Leaders provide logistical and technical support and play a key role in team cohesion. The ATL position requires a desire to grow as a leader, a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the ability to live and serve collaboratively in a team setting, and the physical ability to carry out the essential functions of the position. The position is multi-faceted with many opportunities for growth as a leader and conservationist.
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Salary and Benefits
Assistant Team Leaders are 900-hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $375 (less taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, housing during training, a Maine State Park Pass, discounts on outdoor gear, and an education award of $3,247.50. AmeriCorps members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.