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Citizen Science & Volunteer Restoration Project Coordinator
 
 
 
The Citizen Science and Volunteer Restoration Project Coordinator (Coordinator) participates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting Harpeth Conservancy (HC), a science-based conservation organization whose mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee, championed by the people who live here. The State Scenic Harpeth River is among the unique river systems of the Southeast, which contain some of the greatest varieties of aquatic life in the world. The communities along the Harpeth River and around Middle Tennessee are among the fastest growing in the nation, and the Harpeth is a popular recreation destination. The Coordinator expands HC’s Citizen Science efforts using technology tools such as the Water Reporter app to increase public engagement in reporting water-quality problems. These efforts help the community resolve conditions such as trash, erosion, or poor water quality. The Coordinator supports HC’s Be River Responsible program and Don’t Be Crappie campaign, which reduces waste in local waterways and encourages responsible recreation. HC seeks an enthusiastic Coordinator with a background in environmental studies who enjoys reaching out to people, coordinating volunteer events, and determining how best to communicate what efforts people can take that will make a difference. The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program engages civic-minded individuals in yearlong terms of public service. AmeriCorps members are part of a 17-person cohort that receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between HON and participating AmeriCorps Program agencies. HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.
 
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Member Duties : Coordinate 3-5 stream restoration and river clean-up events; recruit and manage volunteers for these events. - Expand HC’s community clean-up contest and Don’t Be Crappie campaign, involving businesses like river outfitters and marinas to reduce trash into waterways. - Coordinate a volunteer appreciation and outreach event for the Be River Responsible program. - Manage and create content for outreach materials, social media, and digital mailings related to the science, restoration, and Be River Responsible programs. – Increase the number of volunteers using the Water Reporter app to report problems; coordinate related response efforts. - Assist with the summer water quality survey and reporting result to the public. - Create outreach programming for various audiences based on an analysis of effective actions for each constituency. - Present HC’s work in the community. – Develop grant proposals and reports for science, restoration, and outreach programs (up to 10% of service hours).
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Citizen Science & Volunteer Restoration Project Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2019  -   08/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/26/2019  To  09/01/2019 

Contact Jann Seymour
37 Peabody St
Nashville   TN   37210
6152981108
jann@hon.org
www.hon.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 88697


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