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Stewards VISTA: Marys River Watershed Council
Marys River Watershed Council was formed in 1996 by a small grassroots group of concerned citizens, and over the past two decades, this small but effective 501(c)3 watershed nonprofit has made great strides within stream system restoration, upland prairie and savanna restoration, and environmental education in Corvallis, Oregon. The Marys River Watershed Council VISTA will help address the need for action to preserve and protect the Marys River and Mid-Willamette watershed while empowering members of the community through education and outreach efforts. With the help of the VISTA project, MRWC aims to educate community members on the issues our watershed faces and what they can do to help. Through resource development, volunteer coordination, environmental education, and community involvement, the VISTA will help create a network of resources for MRWC to inspire and support voluntary stewardship of the Marys River watershed. The VISTA will have the opportunity to serve while gaining a breadth of experience in 1) project planning, 2) grant writing, 3) environmental education, 4) community engagement, 5) scientific monitoring and restoration, 6) event organization, and 7) nonprofit administration.
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Member Duties : VISTA project will continue work to raise awareness about local environmental issues and encourage stewardship through environmental education, as well as to empower communities to build capacity to create innovative, sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and to address environmental justice issues. VISTA will work to build capacity through grant writing, partnership building, and raising other sources of community and fiscal support. VISTA will engage local communities by recruiting and building relationships with community volunteers. VISTA will empower local communities through educational opportunities, as well as through a possible community science program, holding a public forum on relevant issues, and maintaining engagement on social media and Council website. VISTA will commit a portion of their time to their own professional development that will simultaneously assist in building a professional network as well as inspire new ideas and innovation within the organization.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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Stewards VISTA: Marys River Watershed Council

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Spanish conversational a plus

Accepting Applications
From  09/14/2022  To  12/19/2023 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
330 Harper Park Dr
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 109190