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Stewards VISTA: GAVCC Development & Engagement Coordinator
 
 
 
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a Conservation Legacy program supported in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. GAVCC strives to cultivate a new generation of local land stewards while alleviating poverty. We work to build and support sustainable public access, historical interpretation and ecological health. Stewards Individual Placement Program Members understand the tie between environmental and economic health. They address community environmental needs and raise awareness of the environment’s role in human and community wellbeing, catalyzing action that ensures sustainable environmental health for future generations through education and exposure to conservation careers. They create economic opportunities that benefit communities through neighborhood revitalization, small business development, and job-skills training. Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps provides youth and young adults with structured, safe, and challenging work, skills training, hands-on experience, and educational opportunities. Participants are exposed to specialized career fields on public lands and pathways to pursue those opportunities.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will engage the next generation through development of a youth and young adult trail service club in underserved/ low-income communities in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern VA and the greater DC metro area. Provide support to GAVCC programs. Develop community contacts and support services for service club members and GAVCC participants. Plan, coordinate and facilitate community conservation service projects in collaboration with GAVCC staff and local partners. Identify, develop and implement conservation skills trainings and professional development opportunities for members and participants. Participate in and expand GAVCC recruitment and retention strategies for service club members and conservation crew participants. In addition to any trainings provided by CNCS and Stewards, this position will have additional opportunities to attend local conferences and workshops pertaining to trail building and maintenance, community organization, youth and outdoor stewardship.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: GAVCC Development & Engagement Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
02/04/2019  -   02/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Languages
Spanish helpful; not required.
English

Accepting Applications
From  09/25/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Ryan Tant
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
304-860-5073
rtant@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84333


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