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Watershed 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 - 8/11/2024

Location

Waitsfield, 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

Connect the dots between healthy land, clean water, and the vibrant Mad River Valley community. Help build resilience, adaptability, awareness, and inclusion into our watershed community by serving to coordinate events and opportunities for education and community engagement. These events will come in many shapes and sizes, from community forums on flood resilience to guided naturalist hikes and ecology-focused book clubs.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

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 an National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

An interest in and familiarity with environmental conservation, watershed science, and climate change. Some familiarity with the Mad River Valley region; Comfortable engaging the public and people from diverse backgrounds; Photography, writing, or any skill to help tell a good story; Experience with outreach and social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, blogs, Mail Chimp, etc.; A willingness to problem solve alone and as part of a team; Time management

Opportunity details

Focus area

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

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor