We're Hiring: Summer of Service AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Position Title:

Summer of Service AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Reports To:

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director

Position Summary:

The Summer of Service AmeriCorps Program Coordinator is a temporary full-time position responsible for the design and implementation of the pilot year of CMLC’s Summer of Service program, engaging 5 young adult participants in environmental service-learning based primarily in Henderson County. Program participants will gain leadership and work skills while also earning a wage and an education award. The Summer of Service AmeriCorps program will run from June 19-August 18, 2017. The Summer of Service Coordinator position may begin as soon as hired. The Summer of Service program will continue in 2018 dependent on grant funding. 

Key Responsibilities:

• Works with AmeriCorps Project Conserve (ACPC) Program Director and Coordinator and other staff to develop Summer of Service programming for 5 participants ages 17-19

• Coordinates recruitment, application, and selection process of Summer of Service participants

• Provides leadership and support to Summer of Service participants, focusing on mentoring and developing defined core-competencies. Goals of the program include building confidence, trust, camaraderie, and work-ethic among participants

• Oversees day-to-day activities of Summer of Service participants including field work and training days

• Coordinates with CMLC staff to support day-to-day activities of the program. Field work will include: invasive plant management, trail-building, and installation of natural play-scape

• Ensures safety, health and wellbeing of program participants, natural environment, and community

• Work closely with the ACPC Program Director and Coordinator to comply with all AmeriCorps regulations and reporting requirements

• Collects information and prepares reports related to the evaluation and other needs of the Summer of Service program

• Provides recommendations for program improvements

Essential Job Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, education, or related field or comparable work experience.


• Experience working with/leading diverse youth and/or young adults including service learning activities

• Demonstrated leadership experience

• Demonstrated conflict management skills

• Conservation and/or environmental service a plus

• National Service experience a plus

• General office experience demonstrating strong technical skills


Outstanding communication and leadership skills; must be comfortable working outdoors; ability to motivate, inspire, and mentor young adult participants; must have a valid driver’s license, be able to drive a minivan or 15 person van, and have a clean driving record; Must consent to and be cleared through the National Service criminal history check process.


CPR and First Aid; Must be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications if not previously certified.


• Must be able to lift 50 lbs

• Must be able to hike in strenuous terrain and carry tools

• Must be about to work outdoors in summer heat

• Must be able to do standing work up to 5 hours/day


This job description does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. Responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from the job description, as assigned.


Full-time, temporary position (exact start and end dates negotiable); 40-45 hours/week average. Pay commensurate with experience; supportive and engaging work environment.


Send resume, cover letter, and references by May 5th to:


Human Resources

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

847 Case Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792


Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) prohibits any discrimination in carrying out its mission on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. This includes all programs, projects, events and any other related activity sponsored by CMLC.

CMLC recognizes and honors diverse cultures and traditions. CMLC proactively seeks individuals for all aspects of its work from varied backgrounds for the greater enrichment of the organization. It is the goal of CMLC to have a membership, staff, volunteer base, and board that reflects the diversity of ethnic and demographic groups of our service area, and for CMLC programs to encourage involvement of groups that are underrepresented in CMLC.

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