Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 12:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Olympia, WA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

As the Nisqually Land Trust Community Engagement Member, the AmeriCorps member will help us increase and diversify the network of people who learn about and help steward our lands. There is a special emphasis in this position on outreach to underserved community members who have not traditionally had as much opportunity to experience nature. The Community Engagement Member will assist in the implementation of programs that facilitate outdoor education and habitat stewardship opportunities.

Responsibilities: The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, training, and supporting outreach, stewardship and restoration volunteers;
  • Facilitating the Wildlife Watchers after-school program;
  • Developing content for Nisqually Land Trust social media accounts and blog;
  • Growing our network of partners by attending local and regional outreach events;
  • Planning and implementing volunteer stewardship events for community groups;
  • Developing and implementing volunteer procedures and training workshops;
  • Hosting an annual volunteer recognition event, and;
  • Compiling volunteer records.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Enthusiasm about growing the Land Trust’s volunteer capacity
  • Outgoing personality with ability to engage with new people easily; communicate in a positive, professional manner; and work well in a team environment
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with using social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube WA Service Corps Nisqually Land Trust washingtonservicecorps.org nisquallylandtrust.org
  • Excellent record-keeping, organizing and coordinating skills
  • College degree with training or demonstrated background in natural sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies, environmental education, communications, or related field
  • Computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Physically able to conduct demanding field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and auto insurance (NLT will provide mileage reimbursement)

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • First aid and CPR certification AmeriCorps

Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • 10 1/2-month term of service
  • Member must serve a MINIMUM of 1,700 hours during the 10 ½ month term of service
  • Complete and submit all necessary AmeriCorps paperwork and in a timely manner
  • Attend all required AmeriCorps training and orientation events; and achieve the core competency trainings
  • Must have high school diploma, GED or commit to obtaining one during term of service
  • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident
  • Member may have part-time job or attend school provided it doesn’t interfere with schedule set at site

AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • A taxable stipend of $2,066.86 monthly provided by Washington Service Corps
  • Upon successful completion of a full term of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $6,095 provided by the National Service Trust
  • Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
  • Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included)
  • Assistance with childcare costs
  • Training and experience

Visit our website to learn more!

https://nisquallylandtrust.org/how-to-help/volunteer-opportunities/americorps-service/

How to Apply: