WSP Team Leader
Watershed Stewards Program
About the organization
The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards.
WSP does this by placing its Corpsmembers with scientists (Mentors) at environmental organizations (Placement Sites) around the state to assist with watershed data collection and analysis, as well as restoration project development and maintenance. Ultimately, Corpsmembers serve with WSP to help bring threatened and endangered salmonids back to healthy populations by improving watershed health.
WSP Corpsmembers also provide watershed education to students at lower-income public schools using the program’s watershed science curriculum. They also recruit community volunteers to tackle watershed projects that local organizations might not otherwise have the resources to complete.
WSP Team Leaders (TLs) serve at one of WSP’s main offices, in either Fortuna or San Luis Obispo, for 40+ hours/week, in a variety of ways.
Each day, TLs serve under the guidance of a WSP Program Coordinator and help to facilitate the program in a myriad of ways. TLs help develop and deliver trainings and outreach events as well as support WSP Corpsmembers (CMs) in their education/outreach requirements. While Team Leaders do not supervise CMs, they model best practices and support networking among Corpsmembers, building capacity and community across sites.
WSP’s Team Leaders are integral members of the WSP team and are central to developing the CMs’ experience. TLs are required to complete the same Education & Outreach, Volunteer Recruitment, and Professional Development components as CMs.
See website for more details: https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/wsp-watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/
Qualifications for TL Applicants:
• Between the ages of 18-28 (by 10/02/2022)
• High school diploma
• U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
• Possess or 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
$2,511 monthly living stipend, plus benefits ($10,000 edu. award, medical, uniform/ field gear, site sharing, etc.)
Contact email: [email protected]
How to Apply to WSP:
• Visit https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/wsp-watershed-stewards-program/apply-to-wsp/
• Watch the Informational Video at https://youtu.be/zSdkdmM59wQ
• Send the following to [email protected] by June 30th, 2022.
o Year 29 WSP Application or 2nd Year Application if you have already served one year with WSP
o Cover Letter – addressing why you feel you need this opportunity
o One-Page Resumé - no need to include references
o Two letters of recommendation - may be submitted on your behalf or by applicant
WSP Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Program or how to apply, please contact the WSP Recruiters at [email protected] or call Jason Lopiccolo (707) 298-5195.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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