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Field Team Leader for Mt. Adams Center

Position Title: Field Team Leader (14 AmeriCorps Positions)

Project Sponsor: Northwest Service Academy-MAC Mt Adams Center www.northwestserviceacademy.org

Position Summary: The Field Team Leader position is often described as the hardest job you will ever love. It requires the ability to work well with people, the aptitude to learn and teach new skills and the willingness to put the needs of the group ahead of your own. The Mt. Adams Center (MAC) employs a co-leader model with 2 leaders on every 6-person team. Leaders are responsible for creating a strong and collaborative team that can complete projects in a safe and efficient manner.

Leaders must be able to communicate well and be capable of creating respectful relationships with peers. Given that teams live and work together for the duration of the season, Leaders must also be able to uphold the standards of the program at all times and separate their personal lives from the professional.

This position is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. The initial 3 months of the program is dedicated to training and preparation for the main project season (Jun-Oct). Leaders participate in trainings on Wilderness Advanced First Aid, defensive driving, outdoor living skills, team management and professional communication. 6 weeks of the training will be spent in California gaining trail construction and maintenance skills. By the end of training, Leaders will be assigned a partner and a project site for the season. The next 6 months of service include member training, implementing projects and providing oversight. During this period the teams will operate independently from the MAC.

Member Benefits Include: 1. A total taxable living allowance (before taxes) of $1,140 per month ($11,400 for the term). Please note: each month a program fee of $476.00 is deducted from this amount to cover food, training and field trip expenses. 2. Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $4,725. 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. 3. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable). 4. Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included). 5. Child care allowance for those who qualify. 6. Residential living accommodations are provided for this position, which may include bunkhouses, Forest Service housing, and front and backcountry campsites. 7. Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification. 8. Chain saw Certification (class A and B). 9. Pro-deals on outdoor gear.

How to apply: Step 1 - Complete your application: Online at the AmeriCorps website AmeriCorps Application www.americorps.gov/Default.asp If you do not already have a username and password, you must Create A Profile https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do -Once you have logged in, create an application by clicking "Applications" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu. -To apply to this specific position, click "Search Listings" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu and search for program name Northwest Service Academy-MAC. -Select the position listing and click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.

Step 2 - Send resume, cover letter, and answers to these questions to Amanda Green at [email protected]: a. Briefly describe your experience supervising, leading and teaching others. b. Briefly describe a problem you encountered during your prior experience and how you addressed the situation.

Questions? Contact Amanda Green at 509-395-3465.

For more information please visit http://mtadamscenter.org/open-positions.cfm.

_______________________________ Application Deadline: Will occur as qualified applications are received. NWSA Center: Mt. Adams Center Interviews: Will interview as qualified applications are received.

Amanda Green Northwest Service Academy - Mt. Adams Center 2453 HWY 141 Trout Lake, WA 98650 T (509) 395-3465 F (509)395-3689 [email protected]

www.nwserviceacademy.org www.mtadamscenter.org