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AmeriCorps Urban Habitats Education Coordinator

Deadline:
Employer:
Conserving Carolina
Job Field:
Forestry
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Wildlife
GIS/Technology
Other
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Asheville
Job Description:

   AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects. 
    
   The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator is hosted by Asheville GreenWorks. The service member will increase knowledge and understanding of the urban forest and pollinator habitats among school-aged children in Buncombe County. Using GreenWorks’ Tree Detective and Pollinator Education backpacks, along with real live trees and pollinator gardens, the Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will lead hands-on lessons with elementary school students to build understanding of the importance of these habitats in the urban landscape. The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will also plan and coordinate a month-long Pollination Celebration with partner organizations throughout Asheville for the month of June 2019. 

Qualifications:

   Eligibility Requirements 
   Applicants must: 
   • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service 
   • Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions) 
   • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States 
   • Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term 
   • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service 
   • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions. 

Benefits:

   Half-time (900-hour) members earn 
   • Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term. 
   • Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. 
   • Mentorship and professional development such as conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training. 

How to Apply:

   Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org. AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities. 
    
   Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners