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Franklin Park Zoo Outreach & Research Associate
This project serves low-income individuals living in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, specifically young adults and children living in poverty. The VISTA member will develop and maintain Franklin Park Zoo’s capacity to eradicate poverty and conserve wildlife by working with 2 other VISTA members and Zoo staff to build relationships, develop methods to engage, and recruit residents and service providers in these communities. You will be recruiting these individuals to participate in the co-design of new educational and workforce development programming at Franklin Park Zoo.
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Member Duties : The Franklin Park Zoo AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a full-time VISTA Program for organizations and individuals interested in developing lasting solutions to the problems of poverty and environmental degradation across seven communities in Boston. As one member of a 3-VISTA-member team, you will be working directly with Franklin Park Zoo staff to design the methods used in and collect information from a series of focus groups, listening sessions, surveys, and participatory asset mapping sessions to build relationships with and begin a two-way dialogue with low-income individuals living in Boston. You will also foster relationships with Antioch University Faculty and Graduate Fellows, Zoo staff and administrators, and the other 2 VISTAs as your work as a team to help recruit residents and service providers for these events.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  $100/mo housing stipend and mileage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Familiarity with Boston ,  Public Speaking . 
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Franklin Park Zoo Outreach & Research Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  


Accepting Applications
From  06/15/2021  To  07/05/2021 

Contact Kayla Cranston
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston   MA   02121
406 600 5525
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102579