Employment at CFI

Americorps: Site Steward-Spring Position

Position status: Now Hiring
Type: Term is 675 hours / Hours 40-50 week, varies
Benefits: Living stipend of $6353.00 paid out in equal installments.
An AmeriCorps Education Award for completion of service: $2427.14
RV housing provided.
Meals provided during CFI programs.
Schedule: March 15 - June 17, 2022
See Site Steward - Fall description for Fall timeline.

This is an opportunity through the national AmeriCorps program. The hiring and supervision is by Canyonlands Field Institute.

The Site Steward is an Individual Placement AmeriCorps position under the sponsorship of the Utah Conservation Corps headquartered at Utah State University. The spring and fall positions are 675 hour terms. The AmeriCorps receives a living stipend and educational award upon completion. The Steward is based at Professor Valley Field Camp, a rustic facility on private land located 20 miles from Moab, UT. The camp surrounded by open space, world class views and spectacular night skies. The Field Camp has two yurts, 15 tipis and storage barn and is used for environmental/outdoor education. The Site Steward is responsible for grounds and trails, basic facility upkeep, assisting with meals, driving shuttles and leading a weekly service project. The Site Steward primarily works with middle and high school groups though will also support a few adult and family programs. The Site Steward lives on site in a small RV unit, some meals provided. Must have own vehicle for town services (laundry, food, fun); any work related mileage is reimbursed.

After successful completion of Spring Term, site stewards have the option to continue employment through the Fall term. See Site Steward – Fall season for details.

The applicant must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver license and a good driving record for three years in order to meet CFI’s insurance requirements. Applicant should have a minimum of Basic First Aid, CPR and Food Handler (any state) certifications. Online certificates are acceptable. AmeriCorps requires that applicant be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien; have a high school diploma or GED and be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry.

CFI’s mission is to provide quality outdoor education programs that inspire care of wild places and renew the human spirit.   CFI has over 38 years of experience leading outdoor expeditions for schools, families and adult workshops.   Many of our program and facility improvements are subsidized through grants, donations, and memberships. We are currently partners in the Working Towards Racial Equity project with UC Berkeley and Justice Outside.

CFI looks for energetic, thoughtful employees who work well with a team and are ready to contribute to a small, well-meaning organization.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Karla VanderZanden, Founding Director,  founder@cfimoab.org.