U.S. nationals: Coos Watershed Engagement Associate


Coos Bay, OR, US

Serving in Coos Bay, Oregon at Coos Watershed Association, the member will support the outdoor stewardship programs for youth and adult volunteers, as well as the long-term coho salmon Life Cycle Monitoring Program (LCM), which advances knowledge about endangered coho salmon in the Coos Watershed. Position will support these efforts by: (1) developing and leading stewardship events for a diverse group of community volunteers (20%); (2) assisting with volunteer generation and community outreach at events and through online platforms (20%); (3) working with students (primarily 9th – 12th grade) in youth stewardship programs offered in collaboration with Coos County schools (20%); (4) training/mentoring college interns and volunteers in salmon-related field work (15%); (5) assisting with biological monitoring and stewardship activities related to the Life Cycle Monitoring (LCM) program (10%). The relative percentages of these activities will vary seasonally based on salmon life cycle operations, school schedules, and funding availability. The remaining time (15%) will be spent on civic and professional development. United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA) engages members in meaningful service to meet critical needs in SW Oregon. UCA projects improve access to community programs in project focus areas of Education, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, and Environmental Stewardship. Members engage clients in their dedicated service project, and then use their experience to recruit, retain, and support community volunteers. Members serve full-time for 11 months, totaling 1,700 hours for the term of service. Our positions have benefits (education award, monthly stipend, training opportunities, etc). For more information and position descriptions, visit: www.ucancap.org/americorps. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are identified. Selection may be made prior to the application deadline. Early application is strongly encouraged.