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Youth Programs and Conservation Coordinator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/2024 - 8/8/2025

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6/20/2024 - 8/1/2024


Burlington, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent


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 and responsibilities of the position include coordinating and instructing our growing youth ski programs; recruiting, coordinating, and leading volunteers in CTA trail projects and events; assisting with our Trail Protection Program; and instructing youth and adult educational workshops. This is a fun and active position that requires a can-do attitude and ample supplies of enthusiasm and energy.


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

Requirements and qualifications


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

Outdoor youth education experience; Trail building experience; Familiarity with easements and land stewardship; Experience with social media and WordPress; Familiarity with Vermont flora and fauna; Wilderness First Aid or First Responder certification; CPR certification; Cross-Country skiing experience; Must have access to a car and have the ability to travel independently to youth programs around the Burlington area; Ability to serve outdoors in cold and inclement weather

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Environmental justice
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Outdoor