AmeriCorps Position: Education and Outreach Program Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers (PUR)
position summary:

Work with PUR’s Education and Outreach (E/O) committee, our E/O Coordinator, and community partners to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate E/O projects and programs that will: 1) educate youth and community members about watershed stewardship and ecological process; 2) lead youth in restoration work projects; and 3) recruit volunteer participation in PUR projects and programs

Essential Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): • Working with PUR staff and our community partners to develop hands-on educational programs and tools for youth and volunteers. • Leading student work crews in restoration projects. • Organizing and assisting youth and volunteer participation in on-the-ground watershed restoration projects. • Collaborating with community partners to identify potential future watershed stewardship-related education, outreach, and volunteer opportunities in the Umpqua; working with PUR staff to develop measurable objectives, budgets, timelines, and approaches for these projects. • Complete and submit all necessary UCAN/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner. • Attend and complete all UCAN/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, training's, team meetings and national service days. • Wear AmeriCorps apparel and/or appropriate identifiers while performing service or attending official events.

Marginal Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): • Completing general office duties related to position (mailings, filing, phone calls, office meetings, web page updates). • Reporting project accomplishment to PUR staff. • Presenting results of activities at PUR and community partner meetings. • Helping with data collection, management, and analysis. • Assisting PUR volunteers with project monitoring.

Salary / Pay Rate: A taxable, monthly living allowance (before taxes, approximately $1072). Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $5,350. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable). Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included). Child care allowance for those who qualify. Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities.
Required Skills and Abilities:Position Requirements: • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings or weekends. • Willingness to work outdoors, even in inclement weather. • Possessing a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and own transportation. • Ability to lift 50 pounds. • 20 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 UCAN and/or Project Host Site. • 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: • Possessing a four-year degree from an accredited college or university or five years working experience in natural resources, education, agriculture, and/or a related field. • A team-oriented, organized, self-motivated, creative, and personable individual who enjoys working with diverse groups. • Experience recruiting and supporting volunteers. • Experience working with youth, especially at-risk teens. • Possesses or willing to earn Wilderness First Aid How to apply: Step 1 - Complete Your Application Online: 1. Apply through by clicking on “Advanced Opportunity Search” then search by Program Name: “UCA” Step 2 - Email your résumé and cover letter to the Project Host Site for this position –Robert C. Kinyon, Sr. 1758 NE Airport Road, Roseburg, OR 97470. Please include the names & contact information for three references. Step 3 - The Project Host Site will conduct all initial interviews and recommend a candidate for this position. Step 4 - UCA will interview top applicants recommended by the Project Host Site and approve final selection. Questions about the position? Contact: Nancy Geyer, PUR Education and Outreach Coordinator ([email protected]) or 541 464-8722 Questions about the program? Contact Sarah Davis at United Communities AmeriCorps, [email protected] or at 541-492-3518.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer