Position Dates: February 2019 - February 2020
Pay Rate: $472.22 bi-weekly + AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920.00)
Status: AmeriCorps VISTA – 1 year
The AmeriCorps VISTA Development and Engagement Coordinator will work to develop a sustainable trail service club to engage next generation youth and young adults from underserved communities in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. This service club will provide structured, safe, and challenging service opportunities, educational opportunities and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. The VISTA will work within communities to identify and recruit participants, partners, and community advocates to build a sustainable program. The VISTA will collaborate with GAVCC and Shenandoah National Park in the logistics, facilitation and planning of four trail service projects for the club. The VISTA will identify, develop and implement conservation skills trainings and professional development opportunities for members and participants. Participate in and expand GAVCC recruitment and retention strategies for service club members and conservation crew participants.
To qualify, you must be over the age of 18, a US citizen, have received a high school diploma or GED and be a college graduate. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.