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AmeriCorps Waste Reduction Education Coordinator

Conserving Carolina
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
North Carolina
Location Detail:
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 Waste Reduction Education Coordinator is hosted by Asheville GreenWorks. The service member will raise public awareness about the importance of conserving our natural resources through education about waste reduction, recycling, composting in the City of Asheville, particularly among residents of public housing where recycling was only recently introduced. The service member will carry out recycling outreach education in a four county area, including Henderson, Buncombe, Madison and Transylvania Counties. The service member will also coordinate a pilot program in the local community, recruiting teenagers to work as a team, advocating for efficient recycling and reducing contamination in the recycling stream for their establishment and/or organization. 


   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. 


   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 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 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.