Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Member
Full-Time Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Member at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Available Openings: 58
Industry: Environment, Government
Pay Type: Other
Compensation: $27,600/year
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: High School

Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota's environment and strengthen communities. MN GreenCorps members serve full-time at local governments, tribal nations, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions throughout the state. Members address critical environmental issues and help communities build climate resiliency while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. The Minnesota GreenCorps program anticipates engaging 58 members in the 11-month service term.

AmeriCorps Term and Schedule: September 18, 2024 – August 12, 2025. Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions.

Locations: 58 positions are available throughout Minnesota. Housing is not provided; members must secure housing near their service location. Applicants may indicate geographic area preferences on the application.

· Northeast: Cloquet, Duluth

· Northwest: Bemidji, Cass Lake, Crookston, Crosslake, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls

· North Central: Little Falls

· Metro: Apple Valley, Belle Plaine, Chaska, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Eden Prairie, Edina, Falcon Heights, Forest Lake, Golden Valley, Little Canada, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Mound, Oakdale, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, St. Paul Park

· Southeast: Faribault, La Crescent, Northfield, Rochester, Winona

· Southwest: Mankato, St. James

Projects: Members serve in one of the four environmental topic areas: community readiness and outreach, energy conservation and green transportation, stormwater and forestry, or waste reduction and recycling. Member activities may include: implementing sustainability-related projects, delivering environmental education, collecting and benchmarking data, improving habitat and water quality, implementing recycling programs, collaborating with community partners, and mobilizing volunteers.

Benefits: Members earn a living allowance disbursed every two weeks in payments of $1150 (pre-tax), health insurance with premium paid, free mental health services with counseling, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of $7395 for education expenses or qualified student loans. Members receive training from the MPCA, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides ongoing guidance.


Responsibilities will vary based on host site. See project description document for more details: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/p-mgc1-17.pdf


Minimum Qualifications Must be a minimum of 18 years or older. Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. Must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps and commit to completing the 11-month (1700 hour) AmeriCorps service term. Must have two years post-secondary education (a two-year associates degree or completion of sophomore year in a four-year degree program) or equivalent experience. Must have a demonstrated interest in the environment and/or service and community work.

Preferred Qualifications Ability to build and maintain relationships. Ability to work well independently and on diverse teams. Ability to take initiative and effectively manage projects. Ability to research and organize information. Effective communication, presentation, and writing skills. Functional computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, database management.

Physical Requirements Most positions are primarily based in an office setting and require sitting, standing, and operating a computer and telephone. Most positions require light to moderate lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and carrying. Some (limited) positions require the use of hand tools and/or power tools. Personal protective equipment and safety training will be provided. Some (limited) positions require the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, such as wind, rain, and high or low temperatures on uneven terrain for up to 8 hours at a time.

Additional Requirements Positions that perform driving require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation. Per AmeriCorps regulations, all positions require the successful completion of a criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Contact: Ashley Grell
520 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Transit: No Transit