TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator with Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Sanctuary

TerraCorps

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $13,320
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Interested applicants should review open positions on our website https://terracorps.org/available-member-positions/  and follow the subsequent directions on the website to apply.

About TerraCorps:
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with nonprofit organizations across MA, and RI to tackle issues around land access, sustainable agriculture, and conservation. This year we are looking for 60 members to join the TerraCorps team!

About Mass Audubon Conservation Science Department – Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary:

Mass Audubon manages more than 40,000 acres of wildlife habitat across the state, ranging from barrier beaches to open fields to northern hardwood forests. Mass Audubon's Conservation Science team works at our wildlife sanctuaries and beyond to ensure that the nature of Massachusetts continues to thrive. By scientifically monitoring Massachusetts wildlife, Mass Audubon informs important conservation decisions and launches targeted initiatives to help at-risk species. Our staff members are leaders in habitat management planning, invasive species control, dam removal, and restoration of salt marshes and grasslands. We also share these skills with conservation partners through our Land Management Consulting program (Ecological Extension Service).

Mass Audubon’s Conservation Science Department – Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator:

1. Lead in the communication and further expansion of Mass Audubon’s NestWatch, Monarch Watch, Wildflower propagation and turtle monitoring community science programs on our wildlife sanctuaries and partner properties. This will include working with the Senior Conservation Ecologist and staff to coordinate and mange community science program volunteers, further developing volunteer training materials and providing program outreach and training sessions and assisting in reporting and disseminating summary materials of results to community science program volunteers and Mass Audubon and partner organization staff.

2. Build on previous TerraCorps Members’ contributions and continue to assist the Coastal Resilience Program Director to coordinate our statewide Buds, Leaves and Global Warming program. Working with our education staff, students collect data to measure the effects of climate change on the landscape and biodiversity. The program engages students and helps Mass Audubon evaluate changes in plants and wildlife to provide a basis for future conservation action. The program relies on collecting data from taxa that provide the best reflection of ecological conditions and long-term trends with the minimal amount of monitoring effort.

3. Assist the Senior Conservation Ecologist in implementing new and ongoing restoration and habitat management projects within SE MA

Within your TerraCorps service year you will be able to develop and carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support 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. You will also receive extensive professional developments and trainings to better prepare you for the professional world.

TerraCorps Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 8-month positions from December 5th, 2022- July 28th, 2023.These 1,200-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for an education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits

Compensation: Members receive a living stipend ($13,320, pre-tax), education award ($4,546, pre-tax) and additional AmeriCorps benefits, such as health insurance and childcare coverage.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences, including people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

HOW TO APPLY

Application specifics, full position descriptions, and additional information about how to apply can be found at https://terracorps.org/member-position-listing/

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

Category General / Stewardship, Ecology
Tags Conservation Corps, Outreach