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US Forest Service: Daniel Boone National Forest

Company: Conservation Legacy
Location: Winchester
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Length:

Term of positions is 365 days; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Winchester, KY

Living Allowance:

Bi-weekly Living Allowance of $575.40

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,345.00 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

04/11/2022

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 03/01/2022.

Title of Position

Stewards VISTA: USFS - Daniel Boone

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

SIP in partnership with the USFS - Daniel Boone is hiring an intern to assist with recruiting a diverse and representative group of volunteers and supporting integrative projects for all resource areas in their assigned national forests throughout the Southern Region. The United States Forest Service Southern Region Volunteers & Service Programs Center Of Excellence (COE) is a pilot program to increase Forest Service capacity by engaging diverse populations in volunteer opportunities, and further supporting workforce development service programs in conservation careers. VISTA positions would allow for safe, productive, and sustainable partnerships and volunteer programs across the Forests by directly increasing capacity on the ground. VISTAs will foster buy-in and further develop a culture of community engagement and shared stewardship with partners and communities. VISTAs will be strategically positioned on high-opportunity Districts to leverage partnership opportunities and effectively support and expand funding opportunities. The COE anticipates revenue benefits to local rural communities from increases in forest visitation from ecotourism and voluntourism activities. Volunteers & Service Programs Coordinators VISTA positions will be mentored by the Sub-Regional Volunteers & Service Programs Specialists and will become integral members of Region 8's established Volunteers & Service Programs Community of Practice. Upon the completion of each VISTA project year, Districts and Forests can expect an increase of funds for projects, a solid volunteer management philosophy, a community engagement plan focused on increasing project partnerships, and a long-term, sustainability plan to carry the program beyond the VISTA project term. VISTA positions are reviewed annually for success and either partner can choose to exit the program to renew for up to three years.

Member Duties : VISTA will: spur economic & community development by implementing service opportunities & supporting sustainable recreation & tourism related to the national forest. build capacity & create a legacy of long-term improvement & sustainability in communities by identifying fiscal support & community resources. develop partnerships to secure projects that will compete well for internal funding opportunities & external grant proposals. generate organizational interest through the engagement of community-based volunteers. create the framework for a sustainable volunteers & service program that ensures the safety & effective engagement of all interested community members. engage the community they serve to ensure awareness of organizational efforts & generate community commitment to impact-driven activities. improve recruitment & management to ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices are employed when engaging members of the public.

Position Responsibilities will include:

+ Community and Economic Development

+ Local outreach

+ Grant writing

+ Children/Youth

+ Alleviate poverty

+ Environment

Benefits:

+ Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,345.00 (pre-tax).

+ Living Allowance of $575.40 Bi-weekly

+ Relocation Allowance

+ Health Coverage Available

+ Childcare assistance if eligible

How to Apply Apply on-line at: My AmeriCorps - Home Page (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=108778)

For More Information

Contact Patricia Silva - Stewards Program Coordinator

304-860-0371,?psilva@conservationlegacy.org

For additional positions open from Stewards, please follow this link:?https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements:

+ Minimum Age of 18

+ U.S. Citizen or Authorized to work in the U.S.

+ Make a full year commitment

+ Bachelor's degree

+ ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before start date

Required Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Car recommended

+ Computers/Technology

+ Communications

+ Writing/Editing

+ Education

+ Public Speaking

+ Recruitment

+ Leadership

+ Non-profit management

+ Community Organization

Keywords: Conservation Legacy, Lexington , US Forest Service: Daniel Boone National Forest, Other , Winchester, Kentucky

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