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AmeriCorps Intern Program Assistant
Job Code:2017-ACI-028
Location:Las Vegas
Program:AmeriCorps Intern
Contract Length:6 Months

Job Description:

The Great Basin Institute is recruiting an AmeriCorps Intern Program Assistant to cooperatively support over 80 AmeriCorps Volunteer Interns annually.  The Institute's AmeriCorps Intern Program is currently partnering with federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations to provide professional development opportunities to individuals seeking to gain experience in the field of natural resources management, while providing service to our nation's public lands throughout the west.  The overall objective of the available position is to support program implementation including planning, recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, training, communication, safety, logistics, AmeriCorps grant compliance, and reporting.


Essential Functions and Duties:

 • Collaborate with Institute staff and host site agencies to plan internship opportunities, including identifying training, safety concerns, and project logistical needs;
Recruit and place applicants into internship opportunities;
Complete on-boarding requirements and conduct new hire orientations for interns;
Promote a culture of safety and maintain safety communication and best practices with interns during their service contract;
Maintain communication with interns during their term of service to assure satisfaction with their service experience and develop creative solutions when issues arise;
Complete host site orientations and support host site staff in overseeing interns;
Conduct host site visits to assure compliance with Great Basin Institute internship agreements and AmeriCorps policy;
Assist with gathering data on internship accomplishments to support regularly scheduled reporting requirements; and
Other duties as assigned. 

Contract Timeline:
This is a 6 month position with the possibility of an extension.

Las Vegas, NV

Compensation and Benefits:
• Rate of Pay: $1,153.85 biweekly.
• Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits covered 100% by Great Basin Institute
• 401K Retirement Plan with 4% Matching Contribution

Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Conservation Leadership, or two years of related work equivalency;
• Previous project and resource support experience;
• Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management;
• Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources, desired;
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license; and
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.




Other Job Information (if applicable):

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