The Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership’s Outdoor Task Force is seeking an Environmental Stewardship Coordinator in partnership with the AppalachiaCARES AmeriCorps program through the Clinch-Powell Resource, Conservation and Development Council. The NETREP Outdoor Task Force has come to realize that in order to have a successful outdoor development program, we must find a way to build capacity for engaging stewardship organizations and connect volunteers to stewardship opportunities more effectively. As we promote the area, it gets more use. We must be mindful of human impacts and put plans in place for mitigating the impacts of marketing our natural resources. The person who fills this position would be responsible for implementing programming to help educate the public about stewardship and creating more opportunities for locals to get involved in giving back to our public lands. The responsibilities as outlined would enhance the lives of locals and visitors by assisting and promoting the work of civic groups, land management agencies and would also include working with both the private and public sector. This position would include responsibilities related to educational event planning, customer service, visitor use management, volunteer coordination and research. The contract period is August 2019 through August 2020. Please send cover letter and resume.
Coordinate and facilitate Stewardship Council meetings, workshops, initiatives
Maintain and continue to develop relationships with environmental stewardship partners
Plan, participate and recruit volunteers to participate in local stewardship events, work days
Develop program to promote volunteer opportunities in county and city schools
Organize Leave No Trace and Wilderness Education workshops
Research, execute program to reduce environmental impacts on various natural resources
Brainstorm more environmental education and stewardship opportunities to implement in the region
Assist Outdoor Development Manager with strategic planning
Assist Outdoor Development Manager with Meet the Mountains Festival planning
Assist Outdoor Development Manager with other duties as assigned
Outgoing, active, self-starter with excellent communication and organization skills
Must have the ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects and events
Ability to promote teamwork and develop long-term relationships
Track record of community relations, presentation and negotiation skills
Environmental health, education and/or conservation background preferred, but not required
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends throughout the year
Some travel required; Must have dependable transportation
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and be able to participate in excursions such as hiking, fishing, biking, rafting and other outdoor adventure activities
Physical Requirements: Task is essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, bending, light lifting, or other restricted physical activities.
Environmental Requirements: Task is regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is technically a stipend dispersed to AmeriCorps volunteer. This position is paid every two weeks. There's a $5,920 educational award upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps 12-month term. Health care, child care are options available through the AmeriCorps program host.
About Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership
The Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership (NETREP), which is a regional economic development organization, has an Outdoor Development Program that works to support our outdoor recreation economy in the Appalachian Highlands.
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