WSP Team Leader & AmeriCorps Member

WATERSHED STEWARDS PROGRAM

About the organization

For 27 years, the Watershed Stewards Program (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 environmental professionals.
Learn more about each unique Team Leader position on WSP’s website: https://ccc.ca.gov/watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/

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, but the main duties are listed on our website.
https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/

Qualifications

Between the ages of 18-28 (by 10/03/2021)

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 on CA driver’s record

Interest in environmental education and volunteer management

Willing and able to relocate to Placement Site community (relocation expenses are not provided)

Ability to work independently and willingness to take initiative on projects

Effective communication skills and emotional intelligence

A good basis in leadership and event management

Ability to collaborate with other Team Leaders and staff on program-related projects

Flexibility and passion to help WSP succeed in its goals

Salary

$1,999 living stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Visit WSP’s Website and download the Yr. 28 Application – indicate you are interested in the Team Leader position: https://ccc.ca.gov/watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/

Watch the Informational Video at https://youtu.be/Nil0WUtRobM

Send the following to [email protected] by June 30th, 2021

Year 28 WSP Application: available under the APPLY TO WSP tab on the WSP website

Rename file: 1. Last,First Name_Application

Cover Letter: addressing why you feel you need this opportunity

Rename file: 2. Last, First_Cover Letter

One Page Resumé: listing education and work experience.

Rename file: 3. Last, First_Resume

Letters of Recommendation: two signed LORs (may be submitted on your behalf) to [email protected]

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Program or how to apply, please contact the WSP Program Coordinator’s [email protected] or call (805) 835-8584.

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