Environmental Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Friends of Willamette Valley NWR Complex
position summary:

POSITION Coordinate Refuge’s environmental education/ volunteer program. Provide leadership to implement environmental education/ volunteer program. Activities include building program capacity by: 1.Schedule, accompany school field trips, other groups at Refuge; 2.Conduct teacher/educator outreach; 3.Schedule, conduct teacher workshops; 4.Complete Education Guide; 5.Assist, support Volunteer Program; 6.Assist, support FOWVNWRC; 7.Conduct community outreach QUALIFICATIONS •Must be at least 18 and under 25 years of age at time of hire. •Must be U.S. citizen •Valid driver’s license for operating vehicles during work hours. •Possession of high school diploma or equivalent. •Commit to full service term for which they are applying. •Regular and reliable attendance HOURS Incumbent must complete 1,920 hour internship of which at least 1,536 hours is focused on refuge related projects, 192 hours are focused on serving FOWVNWRC, and 192 hours are focused on individual development. A typical work week will be 40 hours/week, 5 days/week, with opportunistic development hours. Holidays and time off will be scheduled. COMPENSATION Compensated with $1,000/month stipend for 11 months. A $5,000 completion award will be granted after successfully fulfilling internship terms. Successful completion includes completing 1,920 hour requirement during 11-month term while maintaining satisfactory performance level. Work-related transportation provided. Housing available. Office space, computer, work phone, and work needs provided.

Salary / Pay Rate:$1,000/month for 11 months plus completion award of $5,000
Apply by:September 15, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:• Desire and ability to work independently. • Interest or experience in natural resources and in environmental education and interpretation. • Desire and ability to recruit and manage volunteers.
Qualifications:• Must be at least 18 and under 25 years of age at the time of hire. • Must be a U.S. citizen • Valid driver’s license for operating vehicles during work hours. • Desire to work with people to promote public education, environmental awareness and stewardship. • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills in a cooperative manner with the ability to work as part of a team. • Ability to communicate and interact with people in a positive and professional manner at all times, including diverse staff, colleagues, partners, community members, and the visiting public. • An independent, self-motivated, creative and resourceful individual who enjoys working with diverse groups of people. • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and some evenings. • Serve as part of a team. • Maintain a professional commitment to the goals of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent. • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. • Regular and reliable attendance.
Education Required:High School or equiv.
website link:http://friendswvnwrc.org/index.html