Program and Outreach Coordinator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

Bristol, Vermont

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details Living allowance $30,000 for 11 months of service
Deadline Aug 02, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Program and Outreach Coordinator

The Willowell Foundation, Bristol, Vermont

Come serve with the Willowell Foundation in beautiful central Vermont. Members implement diverse education initiatives that connect people of all ages to the environment, each other and to themselves through place based, outdoor education. Our programs aim to foster strong connections to the land through conservation efforts, environmental stewardship, and experiential learning. Come train in an outdoor education setting with children ages 3-18 in one of our many outdoor, nature based, child led programs. We are a fun and engaging group of folks who support each individual’s unique voice and talents, while providing hands-on opportunities for growth and professional development.

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps).  The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape.  VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

The Willowell Foundation, based on 230 acres in Monkton, VT, connects people to the arts, education, the environment, and each other through land-based programs. Our programs include the Walden Project, a nationally-recognized outdoor public high school; summer camps; Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool; New Roots Project for elementary school ages; Pond Brook Project, an approved independent outdoor middle school; after school programs; the Monkton Wood Bank; artist residencies; community gardening; and wetland conservation. We serve local students, teachers and community members in these environmental education initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Support/co-teach with staff of Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool, implementing place-based nature education for ages 3-5
  • Collaborate with staff in designing and teaching specified curriculum for multi-aged programs, New Roots Project and Pond Brook Project
  • Coordinate volunteer efforts in the Community Garden
  • Design environmentally-focused workshop models and summer programming for the public
  • Coordinate community service projects.
  • Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
  • Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
  • Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.

Additional Information:

Members will serve outdoors through all weather in our nature-based programs. Some office time required to fulfill requirements of service position. Members will generally serve Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:30PM, but some evenings and weekends will be required. We are a fun and welcoming group of people who try to create a year of service to meet member’s personal and professional goals. All of our programs take place fully outdoors on beautiful campuses with cabins, yurts, and a sculpture park. This position will be mostly with our licensed, four STAR preschool in Bristol, serving with an incredible team of early educators and learning about forest preschool and nature-based curriculum. Some service with older children may be required, but we are flexible and kind-- our highest aim is to create a meaningful experience for members.

Position begins September 9th, 2024 and ends August 8th, 2025.

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 47 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $30,000 (pre-tax) for the service term. Member will receive an education award of $7,395 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. 

Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

To Apply: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

For questions about this position or to send additional materials:

Tasha Ball, tasha@willowell.org, 802-453-6195

Harvey Rd, Bristol, VT 05443

Initial Application deadline: July 1st, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.

Additional information on the AmeriCorps is available at www.americorps.gov.


To read the full position description and learn more, visit: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

To apply, please complete an application through the MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=119715 

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

Category Admin & Leadership, Environmental Education
Tags Conservation Corps, Outreach