Community Engagement Coordinator-TerraCorps Service Member

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Address:

Athol, MA
United States

Job Category:

Volunteer Opportunity

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their host sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programming, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CEC’s demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. By helping a broader cross-section of people experience the benefits of open space, CECs build connections between land and people that increase public support for land access, revitalization, and conservation initiatives.

CECs may partner with homeless shelters or food pantries to build community gardens; hospitals to build wellness gardens and walking paths, neighborhood groups to revitalize urban parks and greenways; farmers markets to increase community access to locally grown food; disability groups to create wheelchair accessible outings; youth and adult groups to inspire artistic expression; public health programs to support recovery; and any underrepresented community groups who want to provide access to the outdoors for recreational and entertainment purposes. By engaging with diverse peoples and collaborating with community partners, CEC’s build bridges that reinforce the connection between land and a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future for all people.

Requirements: As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:

-A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
-At least 18 years old
-A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
-No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
-Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check

 

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should send a complete application (cover letter, resume, and application form) to admin@masslift.org.

More information about each position as well as downloadable application forms can be found on our website: https://terracorps.org/become-a-member/