CTNC Roan Highlands Volunteer and Outreach AmeriCorps Member
- Organize, schedule, and lead multiple volunteer habitat management work days in the Roan Highlands, including recording volunteer data and work accomplished.
- Recruit volunteers from (and build relationships with) diverse communities including civic groups, schools, church groups, and outdoor enthusiasts to conduct habitat restoration projects in the Roan Highlands, both on SAHC, USFS, and state-owned properties.
- Assist in planning and conducting outreach and education events in the Roan Highlands to increase community awareness.
- Give community presentations, and provide information to community partners about the importance of conserving the Roan Highlands.
- Reach out to Tier 1 middle and high schools in Mitchell, and Avery counties to begin to build relationships with science, technology, and agricultural teachers to develop field trips and class projects focused on developing the Roan Highlands as their “backyard” for learning new conservation skills.
- Outstanding communication and education skills
- Ability to work with diverse groups of people, and speak in public.
- Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills
- Self-motivated and able to take initiative in working independently.
- Background in biology, ecology, or natural resources management
- Ability to carry a 25 lb. pack up to 12 miles in a day
- Ability and willingness to use power tools and equipment (e.g. weed-eater, chainsaw) to conduct vegetation management
- Experience and equipment for hiking under any weather conditions
- Experience using GIS/GPS for orientation and documenting work activities
- Commitment to the SAHC’s resource protection efforts
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, creatively and effectively with people of all ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds
- Demonstrated computer abilities in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint; webpage and social media background a plus
- Must be at least 18 years of age, be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States; Must have a legal driver’s license and consent to a criminal history check
Essential Functions / Physical Demands
This position is focused on organizing and conducting “hands-on” habitat management, environmental education, and field work with volunteer groups. The locations are remote and the position will be physically demanding. The applicant will be asked to work outdoors under various weather conditions, to hike in equipment and volunteers for work days, and to use hand and power tools to conduct the work. They will also occasionally camp or stay in field housing.
The schedule for this position is M-F 9am-5pm. However, the Member will be required to work several Saturdays (app. 15+) during their term while leading hikes and volunteer work days, with their schedule adjusted accordingly.
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