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900-HR Environmental Steward/Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Application Window

March 20, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Location

  • Camden, ME

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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Description

Location: Camden, ME
Housing: Provided

Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, located in Camden, Maine, works to permanently conserve land for the benefit of the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Since 1986, the organization has protected over 12,000 acres of land, built over 45 miles of trails, and maintains 35+ preserves for the enjoyment of the community.

The purpose of this position is assist the Land Trust with its outreach and community event programming. This Environmental Steward (ES) position will assist large community and trails events, educational walks and talks, and work with groups, partner organizations and volunteers interested in engaging with the outdoors. The ES will develop the skills needed for future positions in visitor engagement, event management, marketing and nature interpretation.

Description of Duties:
• Serve as host and the Land Trust’s ambassador at wide range of community outreach events and programs
• Assist with coordination of Land Trust outreach event series including:
o Arts on the Hill (performance arts in nature series)
o Coastal Mountains Nature Program (natural history series), and
o Kids and Families programs (including organic blueberry picks and Kites & Ice Cream festival)
o Trails events (including walks, hikes, mountain bike rides, and RunBelfast race series)
• Assist with Coastal Mountains Trails Challenge (month-long community trail event) – leading walks, managing social media, working with sponsors for specialized support, assist with kick-off and lead the finish party
• Assist with visitor engagement and interpretation at the Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport and other preserves as needed
• Assist with a wide range of communications including social media, Blog postings, website content, newsletters and eNews profiles
• Lead walks/outings on a wide range Land Trust preserves.
• Assist with key organizational events – Annual meeting and Donors Party
• Serve as a connection between the Land Trust and partners organizations, and groups interested in visiting/using our preserves
• Participate in periodic staff meetings
• Assist with Land Trust stewardship projects including trail maintenance, invasive plant control, property documentation
Essential Functions:
• Articulate in public and possessing a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness
• Strong writing skills
• Ability and willingness to work with children
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a team
• Well-organized work style and capability to conduct multiple tasks concurrently
• Working knowledge of the issues important to the mission of the Land Trust
• Experience with computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite
• Possesses rigorous standards of discretion and confidentiality

Service Conditions:
• Valid driver's license and use of personal vehicle with proof of insurance
• Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs
• Service involves travel to other locations within our 15 town service region
• Able and willing to work outdoors as well as in a professional office setting
• Service is performed independently and as part of a team
• Service involves frequent communication to multiple parties
• Physically able and willing to traverse difficult terrain alone and with a group

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience with a relevant organization or business
• Experience using graphic design / website development / social media
• Knowledge and interest in natural history and ecological sciences
• Volunteer leadership experience

Website: www.coastalmountains.org

Location: Camden, ME
Housing: Provided

Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, located in Camden, Maine, works to permanently conserve land for the benefit of the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Since 1986, the organization has protected over 12,000 acres of land, built over 45 miles of trails, and maintains 35+ preserves for the enjoyment of the community.

The purpose of this position is assist the Land Trust with its outreach and community event programming. This Environmental Steward (ES) position will assist large community and trails events, educational walks and talks, and work with groups, partner organizations and volunteers interested in engaging with the outdoors. The ES will develop the skills needed for future positions in visitor engagement, event management, marketing and nature interpretation.

Description of Duties:
• Serve as host and the Land Trust’s ambassador at wide range of community outreach events and programs
• Assist with coordination of Land Trust outreach event series including:
o Arts on the Hill (performance arts in nature series)
o Coastal Mountains Nature Program (natural history series), and
o Kids and Families programs (including organic blueberry picks and Kites & Ice Cream festival)
o Trails events (including walks, hikes, mountain bike rides, and RunBelfast race series)
• Assist with Coastal Mountains Trails Challenge (month-long community trail event) – leading walks, managing social media, working with sponsors for specialized support, assist with kick-off and lead the finish party
• Assist with visitor engagement and interpretation at the Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport and other preserves as needed
• Assist with a wide range of communications including social media, Blog postings, website content, newsletters and eNews profiles
• Lead walks/outings on a wide range Land Trust preserves.
• Assist with key organizational events – Annual meeting and Donors Party
• Serve as a connection between the Land Trust and partners organizations, and groups interested in visiting/using our preserves
• Participate in periodic staff meetings
• Assist with Land Trust stewardship projects including trail maintenance, invasive plant control, property documentation
Essential Functions:
• Articulate in public and possessing a pleasant personality featuring tact, patience, diplomacy, flexibility, and helpfulness
• Strong writing skills
• Ability and willingness to work with children
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a team
• Well-organized work style and capability to conduct multiple tasks concurrently
• Working knowledge of the issues important to the mission of the Land Trust
• Experience with computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite
• Possesses rigorous standards of discretion and confidentiality

Service Conditions:
• Valid driver's license and use of personal vehicle with proof of insurance
• Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs
• Service involves travel to other locations within our 15 town service region
• Able and willing to work outdoors as well as in a professional office setting
• Service is performed independently and as part of a team
• Service involves frequent communication to multiple parties
• Physically able and willing to traverse difficult terrain alone and with a group

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience with a relevant organization or business
• Experience using graphic design / website development / social media
• Knowledge and interest in natural history and ecological sciences
• Volunteer leadership experience

Website: www.coastalmountains.org
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Living Allowance

$1400 - $1400 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Weekly living allowance of $335.42 (before taxes) for 24 weeks Certifications in the National Incident Management System, some members will also receive a MCC Chainsaw Safety Certification Conferences such as the Maine AmeriCorps Member Conference Networking opportunities Maine State Park Pass AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50 Some members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and childcare reimbursement A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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