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Watershed Engagement Coordinator- Friends of Mad River/VHCB
Water connects everything and everyone across the landscape. In the context of a changing climate and landscape, you will help build resilience, adaptability, awareness, and inclusion into our watershed community by serving with the Friends of the Mad River team to coordinate events and opportunities for education and community engagement. These events will come in many shapes and sizes, from community forums on flood resilience to guided naturalist hikes and ecology-focused book clubs. Creativity is encouraged! Your service will connect you with important partners and decision makers and help inform the future of conservation in the valley. A passion for bringing people together, a commitment to following the science, and a love of the outdoors will help you find success in this position. 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. Friends of the Mad River (Friends) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization, founded in 1990. Friends is dedicated to stewarding the Mad River Valley’s healthy land and clean water for our community and for future generations. Position begins September 9, 2024 and ends August 8, 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) and an education award of $7,395 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.
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Member Duties : •Develop events list and calendar with Friends staff and community partners •Coordinate public educational and engagement (E&E) events and projects focused on climate resilience and a healthy watershed •Engage community partners to develop new E&E opportunities •Develop E & E outreach content for digital and print distribution (e-news, social media, newsletter) •Document events, including attendance, photos, and key takeaways •Support and expand existing Friends programs, including; Climate & Ecology Book Club, Expert Series, Mad River Watch, Storm Smart and Stream Wise, Environmental Restoration, Stewardship Partners program. •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.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
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Watershed Engagement Coordinator- Friends of Mad River/VHCB

Program Start/End Date
09/09/2024  -   08/08/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2024  To  08/11/2024 

Contact Ira Shadis
4061 Main St
Waitsfield   VT   05673

Listing ID 112876


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