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23-24 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, Sustainability
This is an AmeriCorps national service position. It is contingent on funding and open until filled. The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization at the Salmon Center in Belfair, WA. Our mission is to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. The Salmon Center is located on 38 acres, beside the restored Union River Preserve and a network of trails. With high poverty and unemployment rates, our community is in need of access to fresh food and food/nutrition education. We operate a small WSDA-Certified Organic demonstration farm, Farm at Water's Edge, with accompanying education programs to improve food access in our community while educating about nutrition and the ways sustainable farming practices mitigate negative human impacts on salmon. The Member serving as Sustainability Coordinator join our team to implement nutrition and garden education programing for our Farm Stewards summer camp, 4-H club, in-school classroom visits, site field trips, and other events. They engage in the day to day management of our U-Pick gardens and P-Patch, providing fresh produce to our community as well as the tools and resources for families to grow their own food. Volunteer management, outreach, and grant writing are also included in this position.
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Member Duties : The Sustainability Coordinator will participate in education, community outreach, volunteer management, and farm projects. Member will plan and develop nutrition and garden education programs for youth in local schools as well as for our 4-H club and summer camp program, Farm Stewards. This will include classroom based education as well as implementing experiential learning projects outdoors. Member will support our U-Pick community garden through volunteer recruitment and management, as well as community-wide workshops and outreach. They will also collaborate with staff and volunteers to plant, maintain, and harvest our food gardens and care for our 4-H farm animals. Sustainability Coordinator provides members of our P-Patch garden (which includes annually-leased garden beds) resources and support. To support their professional development, member may have opportunities to engage in other project areas at HCSEG, including research projects and habitat restoration.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Gardening/Food Production ,  Environment . 
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23-24 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, Sustainability

Program Start/End Date
10/16/2023  -   08/31/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2023  To  10/03/2023 

Contact Heather Hamilton
600 NE Roessel Rd
Belfair   WA   98528

Listing ID 55275