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Americorps Stewardship Assistant and Volunteer Program Coordinator (Northern NH)
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North Conway, New Hampshire, USA
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs which take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, conservation and more. AmeriCorps members make people safer, stronger, healthier; to strengthen communities and to Get Things Done for America. This position is rewarded by: a monthly stipend, health and child care, student loan deferment, an education award and not to mention, new skills and training to help build career opportunities.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
This AmeriCorps position serves with The Nature Conservancy over an 11-month period to advance our work in improving private and public lands, providing education and training in stewardship and environmental practices, and growing our volunteer support. S/he will be responsible for a variety of operations activities in Preserve work and better engaging people with our organization (may be in-person or through digital resources depending on COVID-19 safety policies and procedures in place at the time).
This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other position-related instructions within the scope of their normal service activities as requested by their supervisor (Site Coordinator and/or AmeriCorps Program Coordinator) in alignment with the grant and not unallowable or prohibited activities and subject to reasonable accommodation. This position is contingent on funding. This position does have reoccurring access to vulnerable populations.
The Volunteer Program Coordinator will be responsible for performing multiple administrative functions related to the assigned program.
Scheduling and coordinating logistics for special events and/or meetings.
- Maintains safety and appearance of preserve areas frequented by the visiting public (eg. trail work, boundary maintenance, kiosk and trailhead maintenance, trash pick-up, etc.)
- Removes exotic species and/or assists with ecological monitoring and habitat management activities
- May maintain and operate tools and equipment with training in a safe and efficient manner while taking appropriate care of equipment (e.g. lawn mower, chain saw, tractor, two-way radio, fire management equipment, etc.)
- Identify and map invasive species
- ArcMap GIS (geographic Information Systems) mapping and data collection
- Use GIS and tablet technology to map monitoring and treatment sites
- Scheduling and coordinating logistics for special events and/or meetings;
- May process forms, prepare reports, monitor budgets, manage webpages etc… regarding the volunteer program;
- Coordinate project with several variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing a timeline;
- May assist in the development of digital program materials (such as trainings or digital field trips) and correspondence;
- Purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget;
- Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of service assignments;
- Serves independently without requiring detailed management review of general service;
- Recruit, manage, train and retain volunteers to work independently or to serve alongside TNC staff and at TNC events;
- Review and implement TNC policies and procedures regarding volunteer programs including training TNC staff;
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Perform duties under general supervision and established guidelines;
- Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of service assignments and prioritize service independently;
- Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution, referring difficult questions and problems to supervisor;
- Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
- Financial responsibility may include purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking;
- Serve as a team member for assigned projects;
- Service environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain
- U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED
- Satisfy the National Service Criminal History check eligibility criteria
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with MS Office
- Ability to follow instructions from colleagues
- Commitment to complete 11 months as AmeriCorps member
- Good organizational skills and ability to manage diverse activities to meet deadlines
- Valid driver’s license
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Interest in the mission and activities of The Nature Conservancy
- Ability to write and edit written materials for use with program communications and special events;
- Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience in ArcGIS Collector
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 48791, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 13, 2020.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.