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VHCB AmeriCorps - Native Plant Land Manager (GM College)
 
 
 
The mission of the college is to prepare students for productive, caring, and fulfilling lives by challenging them to engage environmental problems honestly, with sound information, the best tools and methods available, and their best talents, and to foster public service, global understanding, and lifelong intellectual, physical, and spiritual development. To expand sustainable land management and college programs in biology, environmental studies, and natural resource management, Green Mountain College seeks a half-time AmeriCorps member as its Native Plant Land Manager. The land manager will work with faculty in biology, the student natural areas crew, and a variety of volunteers on campus and in the community to coordinate a broad range of plant conservation initiatives, emphasizing control of invasive species in natural areas and native species landscaping on main campus. Service Conditions • Service will take place for the most part outdoors, in almost any weather. • Field work may require contact with and necessary precautions against stinging nettle, plants armed with thorns, various insects and arthropods, and other inconveniences. Position begins September 11th, 2017 and ends August 10th, 2018. This position is Half Time: Requires 900 hours for an average of 20 hours per week for 11 months. Member will receive a living allowance of $9,450 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,908 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities. For full position description, please visit: http://www.vhcb.org/americorps/menu_events/positions/
 
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Member Duties : Essential Functions: • Practice sustainable land management on the college’s 120 acre main campus and its 85 acre Lewis Deane Preserve with a faculty supervisor, and in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff. • Manage invasive species, implementing the college’s Invasive Species Policy. • Record and summarize management actions (including control summaries for major invasive species) and work done by the student Natural Areas Crew and volunteers. • Work with the Southern Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery on campus to establish plant propagation for native species landscaping. • Help implement the college’s Native Species Landscaping Policy, and help establish a new Green Mountain College Arboretum. • Raise awareness of the role of campus lands initiatives • Recruit and train students in land management and horticulture For full position description, please visit: http://www.vhcb.org/americorps/menu_events/positions/
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
VHCB AmeriCorps - Native Plant Land Manager (GM College)

Program Start/End Date
09/11/2017  -   08/10/2018

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  200

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2017  To  07/25/2017 

Contact Jim Graves
Green Mountain College
Poultney   VT   05764
802-287-8396
erin@vhcb.org
www.vhcb.org/americorps
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 589


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