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Recovery Navigator

  • Temporary
  • Minnesota
  • $7,800 - $25,300 USD / Year
  • Salary: $7,800 - $25,300

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Position Summary

Many people do not have enough support to live a healthy life in recovery from substance use disorders. Take action by offering your time and talent as a Recovery Navigator. As someone who knows what it’s like to build a healthy life in recovery, you can help others do the same through mentoring, peer support and resource navigation.

We are currently recruiting for the 2023-24 program year with opportunities beginning in August, October or January. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Recovery Corps. You’ll join an amazing cohort of Recovery Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences.


What to Expect

  • Support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder with personalized recovery plans.
  • Assist clients in navigating social services resources, programs, and benefit systems.
  • Foster strong relationships with clients to help build their confidence and skills, while encouraging them to have agency over their own recovery.
  • Gain valuable professional experience while embedded in a local recovery organization.
  • Participate in training and professional development throughout the year, including the Peer Recovery Support training.
  • Complete the requirements for Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification.
  • Share your experience with the wider community as a Recovery Corps ambassador.


Perks Package

While your clients benefit from peer-to-peer services, you’ll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Serve as Recovery Navigators and  receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 40 or 25 hours per week.

40 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks $
  • Up to $6,895 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income


25 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $650 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $3,447 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment


*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.


What it Takes

Our Navigators come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community – and meet the following minimum qualifications.

By the time they begin their service, our Navigators are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Able to set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 or 25 hours per week, depending on the agreed upon hours commitment
  • Recovered for at least one uninterrupted year from a substance use disorder by the start date
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing internet searches and navigating resources online, completing data entry, experience with using e-mail regularly, including sending attachments, comfort with database and software use, and experience with using videoconferencing software and attending training online.
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing English fluently
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check**


*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

**Successful completion of an additional Department of Human Service background check may be required for any site that is 245G licensed with the state of MN.


Want to Learn More?

Watch this 4-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member! Or click here to view the position description.


Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or


About our Organization

Recovery Corps is powered by community-minded individuals who serve as AmeriCorps members. Recovery Corps was launched in Minnesota by Ampact as part of our healthy futures program offerings, and has since expanded to include Illinois and Virginia.

Ampact is a national organization that demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Climate Impact Corps, Heading Home Corps, Language Corps, Public Health Corps, Recovery Corps and Resettlement Corps.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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