As the Nisqually Land Trust Volunteer Coordinator, the AmeriCorps member will engage South Puget Sound community members as volunteers in outreach, stewardship and habitat restoration activities that further the mission of the Land Trust. The Nisqually Land Trust is a local non-profit organization, with six staff members, that protects and manages more than 7,000 acres in the Nisqually River Watershed in South Puget Sound.
Responsibilities: The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for:
Recruiting, training, and supporting outreach, stewardship and restoration volunteers;
Hosting volunteer recognition activities;
Compiling volunteer records;
Participating in community outreach activities and events; and
Participating in stewardship and restoration field work.
10 1/2-month term of service, starting September 1, 2018
Member must serve a MINIMUM of 1,700 hours during the 10 ½ month term of service through July 15th, 2019
Complete and submit all necessary AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner
Attend all required AmeriCorps training and orientation events; and achieve the core competency trainings
Must have high school diploma, GED or commit to obtaining one during the term of service
U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident
Member may have part-time job or attend school provided it doesn’t interfere with schedule set at site
AmeriCorps Member Benefits:
A taxable, monthly living allowance of $1,202.86 provided by Washington Service Corps
Upon successful completion of a full term of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $5,815 provided by the National Service Trust
Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included)
Assistance with childcare costs
Training and experience
Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
Enthusiastic about growing the Land Trust’s volunteer capacity
Outgoing personality with ability to engage with new people easily; communicate in a positive, professional manner; and work well in a team environment
Excellent record-keeping, organizing and coordinating skills
College degree with training or demonstrated background in natural sciences, natural resource management, environmental studies, environmental education, or related field
Computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Physically able to conduct demanding field work in a variety of weather conditions
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and auto insurance (NLT will provide mileage reimbursement)
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Familiar with GPS and GIS software
First aid and CPR certification
Applications will be accepted through July 20, 2018.
All applicants must complete the online AmeriCorps application process.
In addition, email a cover letter and resume (pdf format preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AmeriCorps – Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. Address cover letter to Kim Bredensteiner.