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OSMRE VISTA: Cross-Watershed Network/Tamarisk Coalition
XWN is a peer-to-peer learning network that helps river stewards connect and share information with their peers in other watersheds through a variety of lesson sharing venues. The stated mission of XWN is to help resource (land and water) managers connect to their peers in the arid West, and maximize their effectiveness and impact through information sharing, collective capacity building, and collaboration across watersheds. The initiative is collaboratively governed by a steering committee composed of government, non-profit, and private partners, tasked with ensuring that XWN maintains a broad relevance across watersheds in the arid West. The Tamarisk Coalition leads the steering committee and executes XWN programs by hosting the staff capacity, managing the budget, and fundraising. Since 2013, the Network has used workshops, cross-visits and virtual collaboration to convene resource managers across the Southwest. OSMRE/VISTA will: • support local community restoration projects by ensuring that XWN is helping to meet the needs of local groups spearheading economic improvement projects (related to watershed restoration) • assist the sponsoring organization in fostering environmental stewardship by researching watershed concerns, networking with watershed groups, and developing strategic watershed-based planning critical to future funding and project development/implementation, • support environmental education initiatives for the community and sponsoring organization • assist sponsoring organization in enhancing community awareness and involvement through education and outreach. Candidate requirements: team oriented, able to work remotely with people, has a car to drive and valid license and is willing/able to travel (probably once per month on average). Preferable/not required: natural resources experience/understanding, aptitude for written communications; Traits: outgoing/social, leadership, initiative/self-motivated.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Assist/coordinate fundraising from traditional and non-traditional sources, use feedback from the annual Steering Committee retreat to inform strategy implementation, host an annual workshop to connect practitioners across geographies, recruit community-based watershed groups, conduct site visits to XWN watersheds, survey participants to understand needs and how XWN can benefit them, promote the cross-visits, plan future education programs and increase number of watershed practitioners that are participating in XWN.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Facilitation ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Environment . 
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OSMRE VISTA: Cross-Watershed Network/Tamarisk Coalition

Program Start/End Date
11/27/2017  -   11/26/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2017  To  10/24/2017 

Contact Katie Foley
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76237