Estuary Resilience Steward and Educator: New York

AmeriCorps & Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Staatsburg, New York
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$2200/month stipend + $3247.50 Segal Ed Award upon completion
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Estuary Resilience Steward and Educator provides support for the Collaboration Program at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve to improve the health and resilience of the Hudson River estuary, by conserving estuarine habitats through integrated education, training, stewardship, restoration, monitoring, and research programs. Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties and responsibilities will depend on the skills of the candidate and availability of Reserve staff: Help advance the goals of the Hudson River Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force by assisting the Training Program Coordinator in developing a monitoring network with HRNERR partners and community scientists. Help develop and deliver species identification workshops and outreach materials to facilitate identification, and assist with collaborative monitoring efforts in priority locations. (35%) Help advance the goals of the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project by Assisting with annual assessments of innovative shoreline projects for the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project using a standard protocol; coordinate with land stewards, maintain records of observations and photographs in paper and electronic records. Summarize results and provide outreach on results to Reserve staff and organizations. Assisting with development, promotion, and delivery of webinars highlighting innovative shoreline design. Duties include developing content, finding appropriate expert speakers, identifying audiences, managing database of partners, assisting with outreach events, managing evaluative data, creating informational resources Creating educational materials to help promote the project online via the website and other relevant means (35%) Assist Training Program Coordinator in coordinating other collaborative research groups as needed (5%). Assist Education, Research, and Stewardship Programs with field, education (K-16), and canoe trip programs as needed (10%). Participate in all SCA Corps-wide trainings and service projects. Completion of AmeriCorps reporting requirements including bi-weekly timesheets, monthly reports, pre/post tests for any education provided, evaluations at the beginning, mid-point, and end of term. (15%) Benefits: Amount of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award being offered for successful completion of the member’s term of service: $3,247.50 Amount of living allowance member will receive: $300/week living allowance $1,000/month housing allowance upstate (if housing is not provided) Eligible for free health insurance Eligible for childcare assistance through AmeriCorps Student loan forbearance and interest payments, (if the member qualifies): Eligible for Federal Student Loan forbearance and interest payment deferment through AmeriCorps for qualifying student loans. Training Opportunities: All Hudson Valley Corps members receive Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Hudson River Citizen Science curricula, Trail Skills, Project WILD curricula, and professional development. Optional trainings include Leave No Trace, American Canoe Association Quick Start Your Canoe, and other opportunities that arise. Student Conservation Association: This position is hired through the SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps, and is considered a corps member. SCA partners with State and non-profit agencies to address the conservation needs of the Hudson River Watershed region. Members are placed at individual host sites, where service activities range from providing environmental education to underserved youth, to restoring streambanks along the Hudson River, and beyond. Members join together regularly for trainings, service projects, or other events. SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process. No travel allowance will be offered for this position even if it is stated on your confirmation of acceptance. Position open until filled.
Required Qualifications: Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Ability to pass a federal background check BA or BS in environmental sciences, ecology, biology or natural resources or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of plant identification, climate change, natural processes, estuary ecology. Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, web design and maintenance. Excellent organizational and computer skills. Education and outreach experience. Able to be out in field in all weather. Able to lift 50 pounds. Knowledge of plant identification is a plus. Experience with GPS and GIS.
Contact Person
Lindsay Charlop-
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