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Program and Outreach 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

Bristol, 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

Members implement diverse education initiatives that connect people of all ages to the environment, each other and to themselves through place based, outdoor education. Our programs aim to foster strong connections to the land through conservation efforts, environmental stewardship, and experiential learning. Come train in an outdoor education setting with children ages 3-18 in one of our many outdoor, nature-based, child-led programs.

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 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

Private transportation and license; Experience in education settings; A love for teaching and mentoring children of all ages; Strong written and verbal skills; Flexible team player; Nutrition, gardening, & environmental leadership experience preferred; Some evenings and weekends required, but position usually runs weekdays, daytime, with school calendar

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Community gardens
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor