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Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Jacksonville




Category

AmeriCorps VISTA

Job Location

101 West State Street, Jacksonville, Florida

Tracking Code

3465-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Jacksonville

Length:

Term of positions is 365 days; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Living Allowance:

Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $675.08

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,495.00 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

01/17/2023

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 12/01/2022.

Title of Position

Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Jacksonville

 

 

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the Groundwork Jacksonville is hiring an intern to build resiliency in North Riverside through the continuation of the Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training (CREST) program.

 

Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training (CREST) program is a result of Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding McCoys Creek. CREST is an intergenerational program that will establish the foundation for attitudinal and behavioral changes regarding nature among community members. It will be offered to seniors, adults and 11-18 year-olds who live in McCoys Creek neighborhoods - Hollybrook, North Riverside and Brooklyn. Adults will mentor the youth by sharing their community history and working together to increase their environmental knowledge. This community-owned project embraces our core principle of do “with” rather than do “for.” GWJax will recruit, train, and cultivate community leaders to become stewards of their community. CREST will create an opportunity for cultural change regarding the protection and conservation of community green spaces, by stewards (1) actively engaging their neighbors in caring about the environment; (2) embracing their roles as mentors and leaders; and (3) learning to actively love and appreciate nature. Stewards will show pride in their community and teach others to connect with the environment. The intergenerational relationships within the group will be based on respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and resiliency.

 

Member Duties : VISTA will build resiliency in North Riverside through the continuation of the Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training (CREST) program through the following activities: Develop environmental education programming, job skills training curriculum, and opportunities to help uplift residents of North Riverside out of poverty. Be active in grant research and writing to ensure there is sustained funding for the CREST program. Engage CREST members and encourage consistent participation by building rapport and maintaining consistent contact with program members and their families. Perform community outreach in their community related to environmental stewardship, training opportunities, and community education.

  Benefits:

  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,495.00 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance of $675.08 Bi-weekly
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Health Coverage Available
  • Childcare assistance if eligible

 

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: My AmeriCorps - Home Page

 

For More Information

Contact Patricia Silva – Stewards Program Coordinator

304-860-0371, psilva@conservationlegacy.org

For additional positions open from Stewards, please follow this link: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions.

 

Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.


Required Skills

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Car recommended
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Fund raising/Grant writing
  • Community Outreach

 

 


Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • College Degree
  • Minimum Age of 18
  • U.S. Citizen or Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before

This position is located at 101 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL. View the Google Map in full screen.



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