TerraCorps/AmeriCorps Opportunities at SVT
SVT is seeking three TerraCorps/AmeriCorps Members for the 2018-2019 service year. These full-time, 11-month positions provide wonderful 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 intensive service at 21,600 sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
TerraCorps supports 36 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 2018-2019 service year will run from August 27, 2018, through July 26, 2019.
SVT has openings for three TerraCorps/AmeriCorps Members at our headquarters in Sudbury, MA:
Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)
The CEC will work with our Membership and Outreach staff to build awareness of SVT and encourage area residents to support our work. The CEC will collaborate with SVT partner organizations on mutually beneficial projects. The CEC will also help to increase awareness of SVT on our hiking trails through conversations with visitors and through expanded marketing efforts.
Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC)
The LSC will be an integral part of the Stewardship staff, which is responsible for monitoring and caring for SVT properties. As SVT works to increase its support to local land trusts and municipal conservation committees, the LSC will help assess community-level conservation land stewardship needs and will develop training and service days to address those needs. We anticipate the stewardship issues will focus on invasive species, deer, field and early successional habitats, and connecting trail networks. Other potential projects include collaborating with community groups on developing pollinator habitats and gardens, connecting trail networks, and hosting invasive plant identification, mapping and control trainings.
Regional Conservation Coordinator (RCC)
The RSC will work with SVT's Land Protection staff to plan and coordinate conservation education programs for a regional consortium of land trusts, conservation commissions, agencies, and landowners in MetroWest Boston known as the West Suburban Conservation Council (WSCC). The RCC will coordinate with land protection and stewardship staff at SVT to organize two meetings of the entire WSCC, and meetings of sub-working groups as needed and desired. 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.