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Community Engagement Coordinator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/2024 - 8/8/2025

Application window

6/20/2024 - 8/2/2024

Location

Middlebury, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.44

Project summary

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Climate Corps program supports the dual-goal approach to creating stable, affordable housing opportunities while preserving the natural and working landscape, all in the face of a changing climate.

Opportunity description

Serve side-by-side with volunteers and a dedicated staff team while maintaining the 19-mile Trail Around Middlebury, surrounded by forest, pasture, and views of mountains in every direction. Hunt for salamanders, teach orienteering, and play nature-based games outside with seven-year-olds all afternoon. Grow as a coordinator, communicator, and environmental steward. Being a part of MALT means joining a vibrant community of like-minded nature lovers and protectors.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Access to a personal vehicle required; Be US citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation or 17 years of age with verified parental permission; Be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards a GED as part of the service term; Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault assault and is willing to undergo an National Service Criminal History Check; Available to serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, or related field; 1-2 years of teaching experience, preferably in an outdoor or alternative education setting; Knowledge of or interest in learning basic nature-connection skills and pedagogy, such as nature art, sit spots, and storytelling; Knowledge/interest in learning the use of simple hand tools; Ability to maintain a positive attitude while serving up to 8 hours on your feet in inclement weather with all ages.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor