AmeriCorps VISTA Members for Outdoor Education Program!

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ORGANIZATION: Great Peninsula Conservancy

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Great Peninsula Conservancy seeks AmeriCorps VISTA Members for February 2023-2024 Service Term!

  • Education Coordinator VISTA: Design outdoor education that supports conservation, stewardship, and community engagement in west Puget Sound!
  • Development Coordinator VISTA: Design fundraising and communication campaigns that support conservation, stewardship, and outdoor education in west Puget Sound!
  • Community Stewardship Coordinator VISTA: Design volunteer opportunities that support conservation, stewardship, and outdoor education in west Puget Sound!

Program Description:

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region of west Puget Sound, Washington. GPC’s important work is accomplished through conservation, stewardship, and community engagement.

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) Land Labs program utilizes local protected lands to enhance the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education local schools. Hands-on science projects support the vision of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan and meet the requirements of Washington State Science and Learning Standards (WSSLS). The program engages students directly in big picture environmental concerns affecting their local communities, and opens students’ eyes to professional opportunities in the environmental science field. The Land Labs program will help prepare students from low-income families and underachieving schools for success in post-secondary education and careers in STEM.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) VISTA position is funded by the Corporations for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit americorps.gov.

Compensation: This opportunity is a full-time, 32-hour per week, Monday-Thursday position with a service term of one year. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance of $697.20, health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195 or post-service stipend of $1,800 after completing their service. A relocation travel and settling-in allowance may also apply if they are moving.

To Apply: Please review the full position description at https://greatpeninsula.org/about/careers/ and follow the application directions. Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov, but will require that the applicant follow up with a cover letter and resume by email prior to receiving an interview. Deadline for applications is January 6, 2023.

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About Great Peninsula Conservancy

Location:

423 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300, Bremerton, WA 98337, US

Mission Statement

Great Peninsula Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region of West Puget Sound, Washington.

Description

In the 1980s, as the population on the peninsula began to grow, visionary local leaders took action to preserve the natural beauty of this region and protect local lands and waters. For their protection efforts to be successful, they realized a strong organization was needed to take on regional challenges and to shoulder stewardship responsibilities far into the future. Great Peninsula Conservancy was formed in 2000 to take on those responsibilities.

Our mission is to conserve vibrant forests, streams, shorelines and community greenspaces to help wildlife and people thrive. We commit to caring for the lands we protect to ensure wildlife and people enjoy the many benefits of nature well into the future. And we enrich lives by offering opportunities for people to experience nature close up.

To date we have preserved over 10,000 acres of evergreen forests, salmon streams, marine shorelines and community parks.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Children & Youth, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

423 Pacific AvenueSuite 300Bremerton, WA 98337

(47.5662,-122.62709)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 32-hours per week, Monday-Thursday.

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