Are you passionate about protecting the environment? Do you want to help communities connect to nature? The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is sponsoring a Volunteer Program Associate to mobilize volunteers in partnership with Washington Conservation Corps. Restore and protect natural areas throughout the Greenway landscape, with an emphasis on urban and edge communities, Snoqualmie River Valley, Middle Fork Snoqualmie, and the Upper Yakima Basin.
As Volunteer Program Associate, you will:
• Engage and educate the public through on-the-ground stewardship projects.
• Gain experience in volunteer coordination and habitat restoration.
• Serve with a passionate team in a productive and fast-paced environment!
The Volunteer Program Associate will help maintain and grow public stewardship in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. The Greenway Trust Volunteer Program coordinates year-round events focused on tree plantings, invasive plant removal, trail construction and maintenance, and other enhancement projects on public lands from Puget Sound to central Washington. The Volunteer Program Associate will be integrally involved in volunteer coordination and support, and will lead mid-week and weekend volunteer events for youth groups, schools, corporate teams, and members of the community.
This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, organized and detail-oriented individual with experience
working with the public and a passion for the outdoors.
• Temporary, full time, 11- month AmeriCorps position.
• Tuesday – Saturday schedule (40 hours per week).
• Based out of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust office in Seattle, WA with regular activities occurring at the Greenway Trust’s field office and on project site across the Greenway landscape.
• Regularly engaging and educating the community through volunteer events.
• Opportunity to strengthen skills relating to public natural lands management and leadership and interact with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
• Opportunity to gain experience, work on, and complete projects on lands managed by multiple municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.
• Hands-on and formal training in: trail maintenance and construction, ecological restoration, volunteer management and other topics related to conservation and public natural lands management.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse members of the public, preferably in an outdoor setting with verified experience coordinating and supervising volunteers. Proven personal initiative and ability to multitask, prioritize, use good judgement, problem solve, and work effectively both independently and with a group in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and ability to represent the program in a professional manner.
• Willingness to serve outside in all weather conditions doing physically demanding projects (must have the ability to hike to semi-remote sites, carry heavy loads, move rocks, plant material, tools, and equipment).
• Members must be *18-25 years old on first day of service (*Age restrictions do not apply to Gulf War era II reservists, dependents, and veterans).
• Must be able to provide personal transportation to the Greenway Trust’s field office in Lake
Sammamish State Park.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and the ability to drive Greenway Trust vehicles.
• Must successfully pass a criminal history background check.
• Priority given to Washington State residents.
• Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification.
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
• Three- to six-month conservation corps or other related outdoor work experience.
• Experience and familiarity with physical labor, hand tools, and the basic components of trail maintenance and/or habitat restoration.
To learn more and apply, visit http://www.mtsgreenway.org/about/employment