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Community Volunteer Ambassador – Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Conservation Legacy

Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $600/week, $150/week housing allowance, education award
Deadline Jul 07, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will need to apply here: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/cva-application-fall-2024. Application form requires a resume, cover letter, professional references.

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements, a program of Conservation Legacy, provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to communities.

The CVA would be tasked with continuing to work with the city's parks and rec, libraries, and museum departments. The CVA would play an active role in the development of community outreach programs with these partner organizations to reach community groups the park has not reached before. The goal of the park is to strengthen the current relationships with these partners. The CVA would also assist the supervisor with growing and starting new relationships with Guilford County Schools by helping provide programs at the schools and bringing the schools to the park. The park has existing relationships with several departments at local universities, but the CVA will assist with growing new relationships with new academic departments to increase student involvement at the park.

One of the main goals for the park is to get out of the park and get into the local community. Expanding the volunteer program would allow the park to get into the local communities to provide programs to the public. To do this a well-trained and passionate volunteer team is needed. The supervisor and CVA would develop that team and train them to provide programs outside of the park's boundaries.

The goal for the CVA is to train an individual who will be a future steward and a leader. To do this development and leadership opportunities will be readily available to them.

Site Description:

Established in 1917, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park was the first Revolutionary War site designated by the federal government. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park protects 250 acres of the approximately 1,000 acres of the actual battlefield. Within the park boundary are locations of the American First, Second, and the Third lines, the probable site of Guilford Courthouse, and portions of the New Garden Road, the regions main transportation corridor at the time of the battle. The park also protects the Hoskins Farm site.

The program is in a transition phase as the primary supervisor of the CVA began his position in February 2024. The new VIP manager is currently reviewing the parks volunteer program and putting together a needs-based assignment. By the time the CVA starts the volunteer program will be out of a transitional phase and will be in the long-range plan of the program.

The park does continue to recruit, and train interested candidates as they come forward for opportunities assisting with special events and daily operations at the visitor center.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support recruitment of volunteers
  • Train volunteers
  • Assist rangers in providing education programs in schools and in the park.
  • Represent the park at outreach events and career fairs.
  • Assist with volunteer recognition through social media and in person events.
  • Support with the creation of new internship opportunities.

CVA Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Self starter
  • Passionate
  • Youth Friendly
  • Teamwork
  • Participate in the CVA National Early Service Training in late November 2024 (date TBD)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Be 18-30 years old at time of service (veterans up to 35 years old)
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Pass fingerprint-based FBI, state criminal, and a national sex offender checks.
  • Be able to provide proof of a driver’s license and complete a MVR check
    • Must be over 21 years old or have had license for at least 3 years to be insured in this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Guest Services skills
  • Experience working with the public
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working outreach events
  • Experience working with volunteers

Additional Information:

  • Expected schedule Tuesday through Saturday
  • No evenings required
  • Requires driver's license and car
  • No Housing
  • Leadership trainings available

Benefits:

  • $600/week living stipend.
  • $150/week in housing allowance, if housing is not provided.
  • Limited health care/childcare benefits
  • The position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award $6,895.00 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the program
  • $1,200 in professional development funds for training, networking, conferences, and/or travel.
  • Networking opportunities within the National Park Service and partnering organizations
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority
  • Week-long in-person training at NPS site with travel/meal expenses covered.
HOW TO APPLY

Please visit Community Volunteer Ambassador (cvainternships.org) to review “Member Positions” by region and find instructions on how to apply.  

The CVA position will start on Monday, September 9, 2024, and run for 48 weeks until Friday, August 8, 2025.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will need to apply here: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/cva-application-fall-2024. Application form requires a resume, cover letter, professional references.

Please ensure your cover letter addresses how your experience aligns with the CVA program, your experience working with diverse populations, and position details for this park/position. You may submit one application for multiple positions by selecting all sites you are interested in.

Applications Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. First review will occur in early June. Final deadline is Sunday, July 7, 2024.

For Application Questions:

Please contact James Gasaway, Program Director at jgasaway@conservationlegacy.org

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.

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

Category Admin & Leadership, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps, Outreach