2022/2023 AmeriCorps Engagement & Stewardship Member

Job Location

Mount Vernon, WA

On-Site

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Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

2066.86/mo stipend

Published Date

May 11, 2022

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Skagit Land Trust (SLT) is seeking an AmeriCorps Member to assist with our Outreach and Volunteer Stewardship programs. By recruiting volunteers to steward Skagit Land Trust properties and educating the community on the importance of conservation, the AmeriCorps Member expands the Trust’s capacity to improve the condition of at-risk ecosystems and protect wildlife, agricultural and forest lands, and other critical natural areas. The project goal is to share knowledge and skills to help build a conservation-minded public in Skagit County. We engage community members of all ages and backgrounds in hands-on activities and learning opportunities at important natural areas and throughout the county.

Applicants should have an academic background or strong interest in communications, environmental science or education, ecology, biology, or a related field. They should have strong communication skills, be organized and self- motivated. They should be comfortable working with the general public and youth, comfortable working outside in the elements, and able to work independently as well as in a team. This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Assist in planning and volunteer coordination of community and volunteer stewardship work parties, community science projects, nature walks and other community events

· Assist with recruitment and coordination of volunteers for Skagit Land Trust events and work parties and maintain database of volunteer hours

· Attend work parties and assist in stewardship activities

· Document work parties and other events through video and photographs

· Update and maintain the Trust's photo library

· Assist with promotion and execution of events through the use of print materials, social media, enews, and the Trust website

· Write social media and website content emphasizing volunteer and educational opportunities

· Assist with development and design of the Trust's newsletter

· Assist Education and Volunteer Program Coordinator with development and implementation of Conservation Classroom activities for K-12 students, as well as coordinate youth field trips and service projects

· Assist in developing educational events for diverse audiences to increase community awareness of Trust properties open to the public

· Other tasks as directed by supervisor

Requirements:

· Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment

· Must reside in Washington State at time of enrollment

· Must be able to provide own transportation (mileage will be reimbursed)

· Must be willing to commit to 40 hours per week for the entire duration of the placement

· Interest and/or education related to ecology or environmental studies and/or non-profit communication.

· Interest and experience coordinating outdoor volunteer activities or training volunteers

· Skills with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

· Experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Suite and Canva

· Experience taking and editing photos and short video in the field

· Experience with email programs such as MailChimp and social media sites

· Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (both written and verbal)

· Must be comfortable serving in the outdoors in inclement weather

Pay: Monthly stipend of $2066.86 through AmeriCorps program

Duration: September 1, 2022 – July 15, 2023

Benefits: Health Insurance provided by AmeriCorps program. After completing 1700 hours of service an education award of $6495.00 is available from AmeriCorps

To Apply:

Apply through AmeriCorps website at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=74733

Or, send resume with 3 references and cover letter to:

Skagit Land Trust, Attn: Stacy Dahl,

PO Box 1017 Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 428-7878

Email: stacyd@skagitlandtrust.org

www.skagitlandtrust.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with interviews taking place until placement is filled.