Region I WSP Team Leader & AmeriCorps Member

Watershed Stewards Program

About the organization

For 26 years, the California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards Program in partnership with AmeriCorps (WSP) has been engaged in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and education throughout coastal California. The primary focus of WSP is to assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration for salmonids (Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout) in order to rehabilitate these threatened and endangered species to healthy and historic populations. Additionally, WSP provides watershed education and outreach in high-needs communities throughout the state, engages WSP Corpsmembers in volunteer recruitment efforts to increase the capacity and reach of partner organizations, and helps Corpsmembers develop into the next generation of natural resource professionals.

WSP Team Leaders serve under the guidance of WSP staff and assist WSP Corpsmembers throughout their term of service. Learn more about each unique Team Leader position on WSP’s website.

Duties

During their service, Team Leaders participate in a wide array of activities, including:
Assisting with the training and coordination of education, outreach, and volunteer events for WSP Corpsmembers in a given region of California. Each Team Leader provides support and leadership to WSP Corpsmembers in their district (about 11-12 Corpsmembers) and assists WSP staff with event and program coordination. Additionally, Team Leaders model best practices and support networking among Corpsmembers, building capacity and community across sites. WSP’s Team Leaders are integral members of the support team and are central to developing the Corpsmembers’ experience.

The specific responsibilities will differ depending on individual assignments and the Team Leader’s interests/strengths.

Qualifications

Qualifications for Applicants:

At least 21 years old (current CCC Corpsmembers may be at least 18 years old)
High school diploma
U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver’s License with a clean driving record (no more than 2 points)
25 credits of college-level science OR six months of relevant experience in fisheries/habitat restoration related activities
Interest and experience in natural resources management and environmental education
Willingness to relocate to Placement Site community

Benefits Include:

Opportunity to make a difference in a California community and travel much of the state in a state vehicle
A monthly living stipend of $1,999
WSP Corpsmembers that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term will be eligible to receive a $6,195 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
No-cost medical insurance
Student loan forbearance on eligible loans
Uniform and field gear provided
Training opportunities in event development and management, grant and report development, and marketing
Mentorship from WSP Program Coordinator I
Your own office with a standing desk, located at WSP headquarters in Fortuna, CA

Salary

$1999 Monthly living stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply to WSP:

Visit WSP’s Website and download the Yr. 27 Application – indicate you are interested in the Team Leader position: https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/
Watch the Informational Video at https://youtu.be/Nil0WUtRobM

Send the following to [email protected] by June 26th:
Year 27 WSP Application
Cover letter
One-page resume
Two signed letters of recommendation (can be submitted on your behalf) to the specified email.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Program or how to apply, please contact the WSP Recruiters, [email protected] Greg Poulton (707) 725-8601.

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