Community Support Developer for Coos Watershed Association

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organization:Coos Watershed Association
position summary:

This is an AmeriCorps internship with the, non-profit, Coos Watershed Association on the Oregon Coast. See our website for more information.

The position opening is for a Community Support Developer who will continue developing the Friends of Coos Watershed program through designing and conducting 4 volunteer stewardship events, and providing presentations to community groups about the Association’s mission in order to increase community engagement, support and knowledge of the Association and the Coos watershed. Additionally, the Community Support Developer will work with the Outreach and Assessment Coordinator to provide technical assistance to local school teachers involved in the Watershed and Invasive Species Education program, assist with a project to educate city stormwater utility customers about stormwater best management practices, assist with implementation of community ‘neighbor-shed’ meetings, and provide ongoing development and updates to the Association’s newsletters, website, fact sheets and case studies.

Salary / Pay Rate:$1,072/mo. plus $5,350 'education award' upon completion of 11 month service period.
Required Skills and Abilities:Position Requirements: • Personal vehicle is required for service activities and mileage reimbursement is available. • Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. • Bachelor's degree (or above) in environmental science, natural resources, environmental journalism, rural sociology, or business (with an emphasis in nonprofit management). Associate's degree and equivalent experience may be substituted if extremely relevant to the position. • Computer literacy, including experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher), web browsers, and e-mail. • The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form (a writing sample may be requested as part of the application process). • Self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a small office environment. • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, within a 40 hour per week maximum. • Ability to work with diverse populations to find common ground. • The ability to manage multiple project activities simultaneously. • Professional attire required and willingness to adhere to dress code. • 21 years of age or older, at beginning of service term. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award. • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency. • Regular and reliable attendance. • Have not previously served two terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members may serve up to three terms in a National Service Program, but only two terms may be within an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for an education award for their first two terms of service, regardless of the type of term (full or part-time) and regardless of the successful completion of that term.
Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge of watershed function and restoration. • Knowledge of low impact development issues. • Experience in fund- and/or friend-raising. • Experience (volunteer or paid) working with nonprofit organizations. • Web and print publishing skills (Adobe DreamWeaver, In-Design). • Experience with ArcGIS (we currently use version 9.3)
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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