Education and Outreach Assistant

Green Mountain Conservation Group

Effingham, New Hampshire

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details AmeriCorps stipend
Deadline Sep 20, 2019

GMCG/AmeriCorps Outreach and Education Assistant 2019-2020

Supervised by: GMCG Education and Outreach Coordinators

Timeframe: November 1, 2019-August 25, 2020

AmeriCorps Member summary for 2019-2020 season:

Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) is a community-based, charitable organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of natural resources in the Ossipee Watershed. GMCG is seeking two full-year (42.5 weeks) AmeriCorps members for the 2019 season beginning on November 1, 2019. GMCG’s AmeriCorps members will have two roles: one AmeriCorps member’s role is Water Quality Resources Assistant and the other role is Outreach and Education Assistant. The Water Quality Resources Assistant will serve closely with GMCG’s Water Quality Coordinator on water quality monitoring and research projects, which will include assisting with over site of winter water quality sampling, recruitment and training of volunteers, expansion of water research programs at GMCG. The Outreach and Education Assistant will serve primarily with GMCG’s Education and Outreach Coordinator on educational programs and outreach throughout the Ossipee Watershed, which will include assisting with the coordination of GMCG’s Youth Water Literacy programs, designing/promoting water and resource conservation programs, and working with the staff Board to explore initiatives to better promote GMCG and water resources. Both Members will also develop skills with the Land Trust Committee from reviewing conservation easement applications to physically monitoring the existing easement lands and updating reports and files, in additional to being responsible for developing an interpretive trail on two GMCG properties.

Outreach and Education Assistant Job Description:

There are three main duties for the Outreach and Education Assistant AmeriCorps member: First, the position includes working in cooperation with the GMCG Education and Outreach Coordinators to oversee the Green Mountain Conservation Group's educational programs including school programs, best management practices workshops and projects, contribute to the quarterly newsletter and appropriate brochure development, and contribute to weekly press release writing. This position includes recruiting new volunteers; co-presenting 2020 educational programs for adults, youth and summer visitors; assisting with annual events such as GMCG field programs and the Annual Meeting, and growing the educational and outreach programs at the new GMCG Center. The Outreach and Education AmeriCorps member also has the opportunity along with their fellow GMCG AmeriCorps member, the Water Quality Resources Assistant, to work closely with the GMCG Land Trust Committee to learn more about conservation easements, help monitor the 14 conservation easements that GMCG holds, contribute to updating land trust files and, if appropriate, create GIS maps of those properties. Third, GMCG’s two AmeriCorps members are also tasked with helping to develop and implement an interpretive trail system on two GMCG properties.

Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Education Coordinator, deliver GMCG educational programs both in house and in the field to area youth, municipal officials, visitors and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate expansion of volunteer team to assist with the Youth Water Literacy programs in the schools to include annual programs of GET WET, Trout in the Classroom and Volunteer Biological Assessment Program (VBAP), What is a Watershed (see website for more detailed information www.gmcg.org);
  • In partnership with the Outreach Coordinator, design, promote and deliver new programs to spread the word on water and shared resources conservation;
  • Work with GMCG staff, Board members, Education Committee and Events Committee to explore new initiatives to better promote the organization and water resource programs;
  • Contribute to website page, quarterly newsletter, and press releases and other appropriate written documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Humanities based studies preferably with focus on environmental sciences and strong writing skills
  • Strong people skills and an interest in developing skills for sharing science based information with a nonscience audience
  • Desire to develop experience leading small to medium groups in a classroom or field setting
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong computer and word processing skills (some GIS is a plus)
  • Experience and ease in presenting information to small and large groups
  • Must be 18 years of age by November 1, 2019
  • Able to work independently and with a group
  • Full-year: Available from November 1, 2019 through August 25, 2020
  • Must apply online
  • Must pass all certification exams

Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements:

  • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
  • Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
  • Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Normal office work, driving (day/night), night meetings (some weekends), walking, climbing stairs, bending, lifting in relation to field work, walking and lifting as required by field educational programs on water. Must be able to swim and be comfortable on the water. Willingness to travel throughout the Ossipee Watershed.

HOW TO APPLY

After the interested applicant has fully read the position description, please apply here: https://www.squamlakes.org/LRCC-application-2019-2020

Learn more about Green Mountain Conservation Group here:

http://www.gmcg.org/

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