SVT Seeks Two AmeriCorps Members for 2019-2020
SVT has openings for two TerraCorps-AmeriCorps Members for the 2019-2020 service year. These full-time, 11-month positions provide wonderful, hands-on experience for anyone interested in a career in land conservation.
TerraCorps is a Massachusetts-based organization that is part of the national AmeriCorps program. Each year, AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
TerraCorps supports AmeriCorps Members who serve in land trusts and agricultural-based organizations across the state. Members serve for 11 months and receive a living allowance, an education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.
The 2019-2020 service year will run from August 26, 2019, through July 31, 2020.
SVT has openings for two TerraCorps/AmeriCorps Members at our headquarters in Sudbury, MA:
Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC)
SVT is increasing its support to local land trusts and municipal conservation committees to build regional capacity for land stewardship. The LSC will serve with SVT's Stewardship staff to assess community-level conservation land stewardship priorities and needs. The LSC will meet with and interview local land trust and municipal conservation representatives and boards. in order to develop training and service days to address those priorities and needs. We anticipate the stewardship issues will focus on invasive species, deer impacts and control, building climate resiliency, managing field and early successional habitats, and connecting trail networks. This initiative is part of continued development of the capacity of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance and the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, two regional conservation collaboratives.
Regional Conservation Coordinator (RCC)
The RCC will work with our Land Protection staff to coordinate a series of workshops for landowners and the general public that emphasize a community-based approach to conservation. Workshops would be spread out throughout the year, and will focus on different land management and land conservation techniques. Other projects might include organizing SVT’s annual legislative breakfast and researching relevant legislation and pending legislation; organizing workshops, such as conservation options for landowners; and providing general assistance for land protection projects.