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Land Management 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 - 8/1/2024

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 goal of this position is to help Vermont Land Trust move forward with deeper investments in land management for long-term sustainability, ecological restoration, and improving access to and use of conserved lands. You will be serving on many different types of projects and be introduced to a variety of land conservation and management partners throughout the state. Help landowners better understand land management issues and options.

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 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 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

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or related field; Experience with field work, navigating difficult terrain, compass skills, map reading skills; Experience with field mapping, GIS, GPS; Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to represent the Land Trust and interact effectively with a wide range of organizations and individuals

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor