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PARTNER POSTING | Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps – Education and Outreach AmeriCorps

Ohio Environmental Council, July 19, 2021

Skills and Qualifications: This position requires the ability to work both independently and in a team setting. A Bachelor’s degree or working toward a degree in a natural resource field or education or equivalent experience is recommended. 

Location: Licking County at the Soil & Water Office, 771 East Main Street, Newark, OH.

Duties and Responsibilities of the AmeriCorps Member:  

  • Promote, schedule, and present conservation education programs for youth. Recruit partners  and volunteers to assist with youth programming. 
  • Represent the host agency at community events. 
  • Assist with conservation education for teachers and adults. 
  • Work with partners and volunteers in conservation demonstration area initiatives including conservation practice maintenance and programming. 
  • Contribute to written conservation education efforts. 
  • Participate in training as necessary to increase knowledge and gain career networking opportunities. 

All AmeriCorps members need the following skills: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Computer skills including database management 
  • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers 
  • A high School Diploma or GED and an interest in watershed restoration, environmental  education; or equivalent experience in an equivalent field of study 
  • Public speaking and the ability to work with diverse groups of people 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting 
  • Ability to serve flexible hours including evenings and weekends if needed 
  • Some positions require the ability to hike extended distances over rough terrain and the ability to  carry up to 40 lb. of equipment 
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license 

All Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps AmeriCorps members will perform the following activities:

  • Attend required training sessions for skill development throughout the service term
  • Submit all required documentation including monthly reports, timesheets, etc.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, volunteer projects, and programs 
  • Attend all meetings as required 
  • All other duties as assigned 

Rural Action AORC AmeriCorps members serve a term of 12 months, accumulating a total of 1,700 hours of service during that time period. The positions also allow outside employment or attendance at an institution of higher learning while serving. Benefits for the position include:

  • An annual living allowance of up to $14,279 
  • An education award of $6,195 for a completed term of service to be used to pay student loans or for future education 
  • Health care coverage for members 
  • Child care (if income eligible) 
  • Mileage, training, and equipment budget totaling $1,400 

Additional Information: Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but the ability to serve flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, is required. Hours may fluctuate, increase or decrease, in consideration of seasonal changes and conservation education and outreach demand.   

To apply and learn more about the Rural Action Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps Program visit: https://ruralaction.org/our-work/leadership-and-service/appalachian-ohio-restore-corps/

Deadline to apply: July 23, 2021 

To learn more about the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District visit: https://lickingswcd.com/ 

Rural Action, Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps and Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District will adhere to all regulations concerning non-discrimination and equal opportunity regulations as outlined in federal and state law. This program will be made available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation and religion.

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