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Education and Outreach 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 - 8/4/2024

Location

Richmond, 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

Help us build an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially just Vermont agricultural system. Learn about a range of topics, including educational event planning, climate resilient farming, communications and marketing, food security, land stewardship, and volunteer management. Visit diverse farms across the state! Put your skills to use by supporting our event series and representing NOFA-VT in our community. Be a core member of the engagement team, helping to implement outreach.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

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 and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

Attention to detail, highly organized; Strong public speaking, communication, and writing/editing skills; Enjoy interacting with the public, enthusiastic and positive, personable, friendly; Ability to balance multiple projects and prioritize competing priorities; Comfortable with spreadsheets, file sharing, and digital organization; Experience or education in related fields, like organic agriculture, sustainable food systems, event planning, community development, education/teaching

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Food waste reduction
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Rural
  • Indoor