TerraCorps , formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program working to help Massachusetts communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. TerraCorps is looking for twelve Community Engagement Coordinators to serve in 11-month AmeriCorps positions with community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance ($12,530), education award ($5,815), and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.
Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their host sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programming, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CEC’s demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. By helping a broader cross-section of people experience the benefits of open space, CECs build connections between land and people that increase public support for land access, revitalization, and conservation initiatives.
CECs may partner with homeless shelters or food pantries to build community gardens; hospitals to build wellness gardens and walking paths, neighborhood groups to revitalize urban parks and greenways; farmers markets to increase community access to locally grown food; disability groups to create wheelchair accessible outings; youth and adult groups to inspire artistic expression; public health programs to support recovery; and any underrepresented community groups who want to provide access to the outdoors for recreational and entertainment purposes. By engaging with diverse peoples and collaborating with community partners, CEC’s build bridges that reinforce the connection between land and a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future for all people.
To Apply: Information on our program, open positions, and how to apply can be found on our website (http://www.terracorps.org). To be fully considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and application form.
AmeriCorps programs provide equal opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.
Requirements: As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:
A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
At least 18 years old
A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check