Regional Collaboration/Land Stewardship Coordinator with Rhode Island Land Trust Council
About the organization
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with nonprofit organizations across MA, CT and RI to tackle issues around land access, sustainable agriculture, and conservation. At this time we are looking to fill a Regional Collaboration/Land Stewardship Coordinator (RCC/LSC) position with Rhode Island Land Trust Council.
TerraCorps Service Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 8-month positions from December 9, 2021- July 29th, 2022. These 1,200-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance of $11,520 and are eligible for an education award of up to $4,441, plus additional AmeriCorps benefits.
The RCC/LSC position builds long-term capacity for their organization by assessing community needs related to land conservation and land access and then organizing collaborative community projects to help meet these needs. An RCC/LSC coordinator convenes and coordinates municipal boards, all-volunteer local land trusts, planning agencies, nonprofits, government agencies, neighborhood groups, and local businesses to build regional networks, and organize collaborative cross-sector working groups to initiate new projects around community needs. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape.
The RCC/LSC position with RILTC will help land trusts implement systems and train volunteers for monitoring and stewarding protected lands, while also supporting land trusts with their monitoring programs. This position is also responsible for developing promotional materials and campaigns to increase public awareness of land trusts and enjoyment of the places land trusts are protecting; and organizing and convening regional meetings of land trust leaders to foster networking and collaboration.
To learn more about this position visit https://terracorps.org/job/regional-collaboration-land-stewardship-coordinator-rcc-lsc-with-rhode-island-land-trust-council/
Required AmeriCorps Qualifications:
1. A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
2. At least 18 years old
3. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
4. No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
5. Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check
1. Strong writing and verbal communication skills
2. Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
3. Comfort navigating computer software programs (Esri ArcGIS, MS Windows
4. Office, MailChimp, FaceBook, Instagram, and other social media platforms)
5. Training and experience pertinent to the Regional Collaboration/ Land
6. Stewardship Coordinator position and projects listed above
7. Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
8. Experience coordinating and facilitating meetings
9. Experience developing marketing and public information materials
10. Able to be active outside in a range of weather conditions, and navigate uneven terrain in the field utilizing a map and GPS units
12. Ability to read and interpret various maps, such as surveys, aerial photos, and USGS topos
Contact email: [email protected]
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