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Stewards VISTA: Education Coordinator-Partnership for the National Trails System


AmeriCorps VISTA

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Tucson, Arizona

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Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards/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.


This position is a 365 day (1 year) public service term lasting from April 8, 2024 – April 6, 2025.

Living Allowance: $74.09/day ($27,042.85/year)


For more information regarding Stewards, please visit our website.


As the only national organization dedicates to expanding, preserving and promoting National Historic and National Scenic Trails, PNTS is the hub and connector of trail organizations, federal agency partners and others focused on creating, stewarding and activating these valuable public resources. Over years, the National Trails System has grown and trail organizations have become more diverse in their skills and capacities, resulting in the need for PNTS to grow and evolve its programming to better meet the needs of our member organizations and the National Trails System as a whole. To address the need, PNTS seeks to expand and improve its resources, educational opportunities and next generation programs to provide greater access to best practices resources for the National Trails community. This is a great opportunity for a young person to get their start in the public lands and trails community. This job offers the ability to participate in professional development and opportunities to interact with nonprofit, private sector and government leaders in the public lands community that may help them in future with jobs or work relationships. This job allows the VISTA to give back to our country by strengthening our public spaces. The work resulting from this project will benefit National Trails in all 50 states by providing resources and opportunities that prepare trails professionals, volunteers and enthusiasts to develop, steward and program trails and to inclusively engage more people in the National Trails System.

Member Duties:


VISTA will develop and implement trainings and educational opportunities for trail organizations and coordinate our next generations program. Further, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will play an important role in PNTS activities focused on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI).




Specific activities will include:


  • Assist supervisor in coordination of the 2024 Trails Workshop in Tucson, AZ
  • Assist supervisor in implementation of the 2024 Trail Apprentice Program
  • Research, design and implement online training and webinars for trails community
  • Aggregate training, informational and other opportunities for the trails community
  • Participate in full staff planning for upcoming major events in the trails community
  • Assist Development Manager in grant writing for workshop, trail apprentice and internship programs
  • Other duties pertaining to the above programs as assigned


Recommended Skills:


  • Public Speaking 
  • Computers/Technology 
  • Communications 
  • Environment 
  • Youth Development 
  • Fund raising/Grant Writing 
  • Community Organization 
  • Leadership 


Service Areas:


  • Community and Economic Development 
  • Community Outreach 
  • Environment 
  • Tribal 
  • Neighborhood Revitalization 
  • Education 
  • Housing 
  • Public Safety 


Program Benefits:


  • Segal Education Award ($6,895) OR Cash Stipend (~$1,800) upon successful completion of service
  • Living Allowance ($74.09/day, disbursed every 2 weeks)
  • Wi-fi Stipend
  • Regular Training and Professional Development Opportunities (free and virtual)
  • Employee Wellness Program (access to a licensed, professional counselor and 24/7 in-moment support)
  • Childcare*
  • Healthcare*
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility upon successful completion of the term*
  • Networking and Mentorship
  • Access to a nationwide cohort of like-minded peers.


*For more information regarding the Segal Education Award, check out this link as well as alternative uses for the award here.

*For more information regarding the AmeriCorps VISTA Childcare benefit, please visit

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

*For details about Non-Competitive Eligibility, please visit


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For more information, please contact Addie Gilkerson (she/her) at


Stewards Individual Placements does not and will not discriminate based on 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. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application, interviewing, and/or onboarding process, please send your request to the hiring manager in your preferred method of communication.

This position is located in Tucson, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.