Restoration Project Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

Harpeth Conservancy Nashville, Tennessee
Deadline 07/27/2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Position:

Harpeth Conservancy, a science-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting clean water and rivers in Tennessee, is currently recruiting through the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps program <www.hon.org/americorps>. This AmeriCorps member participates in a year-long term of service to increase community involvement in and support of Harpeth Conservancy’s scientific and restoration efforts. S/he will achieve this through education and outreach events, encouraging public participation in citizen science projects, and coordinating volunteer restoration events. Harpeth Conservancy has three major programs: Clean Water Protection, Watershed Science & Restoration, and Outreach & Education. The AmeriCorps member will contribute to all programs in some capacity, with an emphasis on scientific and educational programming.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer events in partnership with other agencies, including 3-5 stream restoration and clean-ups events
  • Create content for outreach material, social media, digital mailings, and grant proposals
  • Develop training materials and partners to expand Citizen Science program, including the use of apps to gather data on pollution problems and coordinate response around water quality monitoring
  • Build on educational material and lead environmental education activities
  • Support analyses for Clean Water Program focus areas
  • Create outreach programming on behalf of HC with Nashville Waterways Consortium, Mississippi River Network, and others, specifically to provide analysis and follow-up on effective steps for individual actions for various audiences
  • Present work of the organization in 1 or more professional settings
  • Assist with organizing available water quality, biodiversity, and GIS data throughout project area for conservation planning
  • Coordinate outreach events and activities that incorporate science, restoration, and policy topics

Benefits:

  • Living allowance of $14,530, paid in bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) installments
  • Education award of $5,815, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at accredited institution
  • Healthcare coverage, if elected
  • Child care benefits, if eligible

Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have a bachelors degree in Environmental Science or Policy, Conservation, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, or similar field, with an understanding of freshwater ecosystems and the issues affecting their conservation. A desire to interact with the local community and volunteers is a must, including strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with or passion for citizen science projects and environmental education would be a strong asset. Given the nature of non-profit work, candidates should be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

About Hands On Nashville's AmeriCorps Program:

The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program engages civic-minded individuals in year-long terms of public service. AmeriCorps members are part of a 15-person cohort that receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between HON and participating AmeriCorps Program agencies.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants can learn more about the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program or can apply directly through the My AmeriCorps Portal by following the links. All applications must be completed through the AmeriCorps system. Please contact Harpeth Conservancy at 615-790-9767 or info@harpethriver.org or Hands on Nashville at 615-298-1108 or josef@hon.org if you have questions about the application process or position. 

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