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NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program
The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program (NJWAP) is an environmental stewardship-oriented AmeriCorps program designed to raise awareness about water concerns. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has hosted NJWAP since 2000, and while the Program has evolved over the last 19 years, its main goals have remained the same: promote watershed stewardship through education and direct community involvement, and monitor the health of our waterways through conducting stream assessments. Twenty (20) Watershed Ambassadors serve from partner host agency locations, with one located in each of New Jersey’s Watershed Management Areas (WMAs). From Sussex to Cape May counties, Ambassadors provide direct service to their local communities. NJWAP serves with all sectors of society to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways, nurturing community-based environmental activities and empowering residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watershed by: Educating the public on watershed science and encouraging them to get involved in local stewardship actions; Implementing community green infrastructure and stewardship projects through partnering with local organizations and community volunteers; and Conducting habitat and biological assessments following DEP monitoring protocol to monitor the health of their WMA’s streams. Throughout the Program, Members grow professionally and interpersonally. Extensive training in highly sought-after skills in the environmental field is provided, including ArcGIS, fieldwork experience, grant writing, project management, and science communication. Members will exit the program prepared to further their career in the environmental field. A driver’s license and reliable vehicle for field assignments are required. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. Enrollment for 900 hr. position of Half Time deadline of December 31, 2019. Vacancy is only for Atlantic County Area.
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Member Duties : Over the course of this Full Time term of service (Sept. 2019-Jul. 2020), Members will perform the following Environmental Stewardship tasks in direct service to New Jersey's communities : Provide Educational Presentations, and Environmental Stewardship Trainings that have an educational or hands-on component which enables volunteers to implement a best management practice (BMP); Partner with local organizations to lead Partnership Projects that implement BMPs to manage storm water runoff (ex: rain garden installations, rain barrel workshops, native species plantings, etc); Coordinate watershed cleanups with intent to reduce marine debris and single-use plastics;Perform stream assessments to monitor and collect data on waterbodies; Attend meetings to learn about the environmental concerns and collaborate with local groups to address these concerns; Conduct interviews with Elected Officials and Professionals of Interest of choice.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Problem Solving ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   07/09/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  


Accepting Applications
From  11/04/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Amanda Lotto
401 E State St
Trenton   NJ   08608

Listing ID 89683