Community Engagement Coordinator

TerraCorps Statewide, Massachusetts
Deadline 08/10/2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year, TerraCorps is looking for 36 members to join our team! As a member you will serve with one of our nonprofit partner organizations to carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit and manage community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their service sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programing, 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.

Members can also serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinators, Regional Collaboration Coordinators, or Youth Education Coordinators. 

Members serve in full-time (38 hours/week) 11-month positions. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2018-2019 program will run from 8/27/18 – 7/26/19. 

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps grant program contingent on federal funding through the Corporation of National and Community Service.

HOW TO APPLY

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org/become-a-member/. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. 

Interested applicants should visit our site to download an applcication form and submit it to admin@terracorps.org along with a cover  letter and resume. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.