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Stewards VISTA: Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC)
The Southeast Conservation Corps(SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy,is a locally based non-profit that operates conservation service programs throughout Chattanooga and the Southeast region. SECC programs are designed to meet the needs of natural landscapes while empowering young people to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship. Through partnerships SECC connects a diverse population of corps members to meaningful conservation projects that directly impact Southeastern communities and natural landscapes. SECC has developed a positive reputation for the breadth of project work crews and interns can complete, ranging from technical trail construction and maintenance to wild land firefighting, habitat restoration, and invasive/exotic plant removal. Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to advance community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within our programs. As SECC’s programs and partnership reach grows, a reflection of its community’s diversity should also be evident. The desired outcome is to promote stronger community connections between SECC and our local community. The member will perform indirect service activities including community event planning, community outreach, fund development, partnership development, and local environmental and community assets and need assessments. At the end of the VISTA project year the Member can expect to advance their knowledge and skills in nonprofit fundraising, public speaking, public engagement, project management and implementation of DEI initiatives. As with all AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities, all activities will be founded in poverty alleviation and organizational capacity building. Applicants that are local to the Chattanooga region and have prior corps experience and/or experience working with young people are encouraged to apply.
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Member Duties : POVERTY ALLEVIATION through environmental conservancy, education & jobs development, and community engagement & leadership development 1. Promote service opportunities to local communities 2. Encourage community engagement in response to local environmental issues. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT to raise awareness of volunteerism, education & training opportunities, and non-traditional career pathways with a target list of local community organizations 1. Identify Community Engagement goals. 2. Create Relationship-building Opportunities 3. Identify Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals FUND DEVELOPMENT/GRANT WRITING to provide a measurable increase in capital campaign projects and other fundraising efforts that will support diversity strategies 1. Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding for sustainability of Program and quality growth of service projects. Identify grants for community and DEI service.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  housing supplement available ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Stewards VISTA: Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC)

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  


Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2019  To  08/01/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88249