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Conservation Assistant

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 - 8/1/2024

Location

Brattleboro, 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

The primary goals for the conservation assistant are to develop and implement a community engagement plan to ensure our services are meeting the needs of all members of our communities, including those who have been historically underserved in the conservation space. Improve public awareness of and education about current natural resource issues and opportunities for improved stewardship by land stewards, mitigation and prevention of invasive species and connecting land stewards with resources.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be a US citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age 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 be convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week.

Preferred qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in natural resources management, fisheries and wildlife science, biology or a related field; Experience in non-profit and/or government environments; Experience with hands-on field work, including data collection using mobile tools; Strong research skills, survey development, data collection, and detail-oriented project tracking and reporting skills; Graphic design and web management skills; A basic understanding of natural resources and water quality issues

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Environmental justice
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor