The Student Conservation Association will hire one volunteer/event coordinator for a 26 week period in 2023; the position will start approximately May 1, 2023 and will perform the following duties:
- Develop a Recreation Site Adopter manual (FS will supply example) for USFS approval.
- Recruit volunteers to adopt recreation sites within the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, specifically:
- Campground Hosts – as needed
- Robert Frost Trailhead (TH) and Wayside – 2 adopters
- Oak Ridge TH/Widow’s Clearing/Voter Brook – 1 adopter
- Falls of Lana (Silver Lake South) TH – 1 adopter
- Blueberry Management Area/Romance Header – 1 adopter
- Train and oversee volunteer site adopters in adherence to Forest Service policy and regulations, including recommending volunteer agreements to USFS staff and tracking and submitting volunteer hours for annual reporting by September 1 annually (every year for calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024). Respond to site adopter needs in coordination with Forest Service staff.
- Coordinate and host volunteer work-day and celebration events (calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024), including:
- Annual event on National Public Lands Day (fourth Saturday in September)
- Annual event on National Trails Day (first Saturday in June).
- Annual volunteer appreciation events (1-2)
- Six annual volunteer work-days based on needs identified by partners and the USFS (may be trail work day, site clean-up, construction day, etc.)
- Four annual outreach events (such as guided hikes or group rides)
Responsibilities will include:
- Coordinating with USFS staff and partners to identify work-day tasks and event activities.
- Coordinate logistics for the event, including: site selection, event agenda, and gathering supplies (tools, hardhats, personal protective equipment, volunteer sign-in sheets, First Aid kit, etc.)
- Advertising/promoting the event via social media and other outlets
- Coordinating Smokey Bear participation
- Serving as the event’s primary point of contact, including reviewing Job Hazard Analysis as applicable.
- Assess partner training needs for non-profit partners engaged in support of Moosalamoo NRA management. Prioritize training needs based on partner feedback and work with USFS staff to secure opportunities to provide the training.
- Provide presence and support in managing crews and partner activities in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, including partners such as: Sierra Club, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Northwoods Stewardship Center, and CorpsTHAT. Activities may include developing evening programs (educational activities/speakers) for overnight crews or helping to provide oversight of a crew project.
- Support recreation, trail and wilderness program activities as needed.
– $400/week Living Allowance
– $1,100 To/From Travel Allowance (personal car required).
– Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247 (received upon successful completion of position).
– Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)
*All Allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
For SCA’s COVID guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid.
Position ID: PO-00733981
Expected Dates: May 1, 2023 - October 29, 2023
231 N. Main St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Training Provided: Depending on timing/funding, training opportunities may include: wilderness management and ethics/Leave No Trace; crosscut saw certification; First Aid/CPR.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Interns will work with USFS resource specialists with opportunities to learn about recreation, botany, wildlife, and hydrology/soils. Recreation opportunities in Vermont are diverse: hiking, biking, swimming, river tubing, visiting rural towns/festivals.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
Travel required and no FS vehicles available
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
We have crew housing quarters that includes private rooms, bunkrooms, a shared living space, and a shared kitchen. The Forest Service does not currently prohibit varied genders from sharing the bunkroom so we defer to SCA policies if mixed gender cohabitation is permissible.
US Citizenship: Yes