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Stewards VISTA: Western Slope Conservation Center
The Western Slope Conservation Center is a 43 year old grassroots non-profit organization based in Paonia, Colorado that builds an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water, and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed. The Community Outreach for the Western Slope VISTA project will address both the economic and environmental impacts of past mining by building the outreach program to engage the community in watershed stewardship initiatives. Goals include developing impactful watershed restoration projects, assisting in the creation of a robust volunteer and member engagement program, and deepening relationships between the community, local businesses, municipalities, and land management agencies. One primary focus of the program is engaging the community to inspire new volunteers and cultivate new conservation leaders in our community. The program will leverage a database of meaningful opportunities for the community to participate in hands-on projects. The program will sustain educational events and seek to create new ways to effectively communicate with our membership and reach new and diverse audiences. Through close collaboration with the Outreach Committee, the Watershed Coordinator, and the Executive Director, this program will form and deepen relationships between the community and local municipalities, businesses, and government agencies to create and sustain new opportunities for habitat mitigation, stewardship, and recycling. This program will also assist with a stakeholder group for comprised of consumptive and non-consumptive water users to develop relationships and make recommendations for multi-purpose projects along the North Fork of the Gunnison River.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : In no particular order, the VISTA will: 1.Work with staff to develop partnerships to identify & implement habitat mitigation projects. 2.Assist in the implementation of the North Fork River Stakeholder Group to identify, prioritize, & secure funding for new multi-purpose watershed restoration projects. 3.Assist in the preparation & submission of grant & sponsorship proposals to secure funding. 4.Work with ED & Development Committee to develop strategic fundraising campaigns. 5.Work with ED to improve organizational system for volunteer and membership management 6.Work to improve planning and management of WSCC events. 7.Assist in the coordination of WSCC communications to engage membership & the broader community 8.Collaborate with Staff and Outreach Committee to create Annual Newsletter. 9.Enhance partnerships to improve community access to the river. 10.Track Performance Measures
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Stewards VISTA: Western Slope Conservation Center

Program Start/End Date
05/11/2020  -   05/10/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  04/24/2020 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93675