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Outdoor Recreation Facilitator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

3 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 5, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Application Window

October 8, 2020 - December 15, 2020

Location

  • Skowhegan, ME

Contact Information

Kristina Cannon
(207) 614-4078
kristina@mainstreetskowhegan.org

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Description

As an Outdoor Recreation Facilitator, you'll work with two other AmeriCorps members in Skowhegan, Maine, to plan and execute free outdoor recreation activities, events, and trainings for our residents. Member-led programming will range from low-impact activities like nature hikes and birdwatching to high-impact activities like mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and whitewater paddling. You'll plan a minimum of three activities each week, and you'll work with local organizations, schools, and stakeholders to promote programming and encourage participation. Help sustain the program for years to come by recruiting volunteers and fine-tuning our volunteer engagement and management practices. And manage our growing community gear library!

As an Outdoor Recreation Facilitator, you'll work with two other AmeriCorps members in Skowhegan, Maine, to plan and execute free outdoor recreation activities, events, and trainings for our residents. Member-led programming will range from low-impact activities like nature hikes and birdwatching to high-impact activities like mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and whitewater paddling. You'll plan a minimum of three activities each week, and you'll work with local organizations, schools, and stakeholders to promote programming and encourage participation. Help sustain the program for years to come by recruiting volunteers and fine-tuning our volunteer engagement and management practices. And manage our growing community gear library! Read More

Living Allowance

$1333 - $1333 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training

Additional Benefits

Housing already secured for you at a reduced rate of $500 per month (everything included) Position Perks, Training, and Professional Development: ORFs will work hard and play hard. Each OFR will enjoy opportunities to scout new locations for activities and programs while logging service hours. OFRs will also practice, hone, and learn new skills in outdoor recreation, marketing, event and program management, volunteer leadership, and other areas of interest. Each member will have the opportunity to take advantage of: • Wilderness First Aid certification • Lifeguard and/or ACA Swiftwater Rescue training • Outdoor recreation skills trainings as deemed necessary for program execution, including whitewater paddling, mountain biking, or other • Outdoor recreation skills trainings as determined by individual interest (as budget allows) • Regular lunch & learn trainings led by staff, volunteers, and peers • Federal- and state-sponsored AmeriCorps training and professional development programs

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Able to communicate in an effective, diplomatic, and courteous manner
• Detail-oriented with strong time-management and organizational skills
• Self-motived and able to manage multiple projects independently
• Experience in outdoor recreation leadership
• Knowledge of proper outdoor gear and clothing
• Comfortable working with all age groups
• Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move and position a minimum of 50 pounds
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Proficiency with navigating the internet and knowledge of social media platforms
• Enthusiastic and physically capable of performing essential functions

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

35

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Kristina Cannon
(207) 614-4078
kristina@mainstreetskowhegan.org

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