Looking for a Paid, Unique Leadership Experience? Become an ACLC!

Mile High Youth Corps is full of diverse job opportunities in order for it to run smoothly as a growing nonprofit. MHYC requires folks who can work in management, finance, program development, employee recruitment, marketing, direct conservation service and more. One program exists to blend the direct service with the operations of a nonprofit: the AmeriCorps Conservation and Leadership Corpsmember (ACLC) program. MHYC-Colorado Springs is currently seeking to hire two ACLC’s for a six-month 2012 term of service.

In Colorado Springs, the ACLC program is a demanding leadership experience providing diverse service opportunities in education, community outreach, nonprofit management, youth development and physical land conservation projects to achieve a common goal: youth employment in environmental conservation.

Aside from mixing two ends of the MHYC operating spectrum, this program might be the most unique due to the time frame it requires. Most Corpsmembers and crew leaders who work at MHYC-CS work only during either the summer or fall months. An ACLC in Colorado Springs however, works for six months: from the end of April through the second week of October, as they are expected to not only work in the field with the crews, but they assist with operations of MHYC-CS, as well.

ACLCs actively participate in and facilitate weekly environmental education and team building activities, assist various staff in recruitment and hiring of summer Corpsmembers, plan and lead service projects, and work toward future career goals, while learning what it takes to make successful programs and projects happen in the nonprofit/environmental conservation world. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong personal work ethic, a commitment to service, self development, and team work.

If you are between 19 and 24 years of age and are interested in this position, please read more into the job description. For more information, visit www.milehighyouthcorps.org or call 719-630-7421. To apply, visit the website and in the top, right-hand corner, click “Apply Now.” Be sure to select Colorado Springs for Field Location and for position title: AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation – Colorado Springs.

The 2011 Colorado Springs ACLC, Johnston Robare, aides Nate Howeya in fence building at Chico Basin Ranch. Aside from spending time in the field with the crews, Johnston also spent quite a bit of time in the office to help operations run smoothly.

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