Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Assistant Volunteer Coordinator to support Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's volunteer program. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator would be one of the primary point-of-contacts for people interested in volunteering and would be the conduit to connect volunteers to all divisions within the park.
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Start Date: July 2022
End Date: 12 weeks after start date
* A 12-week minimum commitment is required *
Location: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta, GA.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is "an ancient river in a modern city," and offers many opportunities to get outdoors, including hiking, rafting, and fishing. Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and capital, and can boast itself as a thriving business and entertainment center with an eclectic mix of residents back dropped by a city with southern roots.
For more information regarding Chattahoochee, please visit the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/chat/index.htm
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $375/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Travel Reimbursement: Reimbursable Relocation Allowance of $65.
Housing: Dormitory-style housing may be available at the park at no cost to the member, or there may be some additional financial support for reasonable accommodations.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,678.57) upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment and volunteer service is required.
Position Description: The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator would serve as one of the primary point-of-contacts for people interested in volunteering and would be the conduit to connect volunteers to all divisions within the park.
-Assist with recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and mentoring all new volunteers in the park.
-Assist and eventually lead groups of volunteers in river cleanups as well as land based trash removal and trail maintenance.
-Send out emails to keep the volunteers updated on upcoming events.
-Responsible for the volunteer database that tracks events and individual hours.
-This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. -This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups. The member could potentially receive training on trail crew leadership, canoe and kayak, mountain biking, chainsaw (limbing and bucking), CPR/First aid and defensive driving.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. PLC projects also include specific eligibility requirements such as age and citizenship. Please contact ACE staff with questions about eligibility.
-Members must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
-Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
-Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
-A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
-Willing to undergo and must pass required criminal history checks.
-Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
-ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term.
-Competitive applicants for this position can have relevant experience in subject areas such as natural resources, trail restoration, or educational outreach.
-Willing and able to become chainsaw certified.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/805845.html
Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC NPS Recruitment Specialist, Shannon Borowy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.