Community-Based Restoration Program
Assistant Coordinator AmeriCorps Member
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) has partnered with the Louisiana Delta Service Corps AmeriCorps program to host one AmeriCorps member at the CRCL office in Baton Rouge for the 2012-2013 service year (Sept. 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013). The AmeriCorps member will serve as the Assistant Coordinator for the Community-Based Restoration Program.
AmeriCorps is a national program that places over 75,000 members a year in intensive service programs that allow them to play a positive role in their communities. The Louisiana Delta Service Corps places 40 AmeriCorps members in public schools, non-profits, and community organizations to provide direct service and build capacity in those organizations. Members work to create positive change throughout the delta by serving in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Interested applicants must apply through the Louisiana Delta Service Corps office to become a member with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. For more information or to fill out an application, please visit the Louisiana Delta Service Corps and/or email email@example.com for specific questions relating to the CRCL-based position.
Applications are due to the Delta Service Corps office by July 6th.
No phone calls to the CRCL office please.
The assistant coordinator will work directly under the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Community-Based Restoration Coordinator, Hilary Collis, to develop wetland restoration projects that will help restore/protect a portion of Louisiana’s coast, engage volunteers in innovative hands-on restoration projects and engage communities in environmental leadership.
The Coastal Restoration Assistant Coordinator will:
- Work with the CRCL’s Community-Based Restoration Program to develop and implement wetland restoration projects across the coast of Louisiana.
- Recruit volunteers to participate in wetland restoration projects and lead the volunteers who attend restoration events.
- Follow up on past restoration projects to report on their status.
- Increase the reach of CRCL’s programs through outreach and social media
- Assist with volunteer management and recognition.
What the Assistant Coordinator AmeriCorps Member Receive:
- Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in an ecological field)
- Previous work experience in an environmental field and/or volunteer management is preferred but not expected.
- An interest in wetland restoration and/or volunteer outreach programs.
- Some wetland/environmental science background is helpful but not required.
- Applicant must be able to grasp basic ecological principles and be able to explain them to others.
- Ability to serve full time for 11 months (1700 hours).
- Enthusiastic – must have a desire to play a positive role within the community and have excellent social and interpersonal skills.
- The applicant must be comfortable working without constant supervision. This includes (but is not limited to) being willing to organize community restoration events and exploring opportunities that increase his/her general knowledge of Louisiana’s wetlands.
- By physically able and willing to handle heavy work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- Be able to work in an office.
- Good communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Detail orientated and able to manage time appropriately.
- $12,000 living allowance (before taxes; dispersed biweekly over 11 months)
- $5,350 education award (scholarship) upon successful completion of the program
- Student Loan Forbearance
- Health Insurance Plan
- Child Care Reimbursement
- Invaluable work and leadership experience
- Travel and overnight stay across the coast for this position is required.
- Mileage reimbursement and per diem expenses will be covered.
- Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.
- Some weekend work is required.
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