Mountains to Sound Greenway is hiring an Outreach & Youth Associate

Interstate highways often become the province of strip malls, billboards and spreading urban development. But people in the Pacific Northwest wanted a different future for the historic road over Snoqualmie Pass.

Local citizens created a plan for the Mountains to Sound Greenway to keep an accessible landscape of forests, wildlife habitat and natural areas as breathing room for people, and a place of incomparable beauty, history and outdoor recreation for their children and grandchildren.

Today, the Greenway surrounds 100 miles of Interstate 90 in Washington State from the waterfront in Seattle to the edge of desert grasslands in Central Washington. Spectacular alpine scenery, connected wildlife habitat, world-class recreation and vibrant communities ensure a long-term balance between people and nature.

The Outreach & Youth Associate will be heavily involved in the maintenance and growth of  public involvement and stewardship in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. The Greenway Trust Volunteer Program currently includes several hundred volunteer events each year conducting tree planting, invasive plant removal, trail work and other enhancements on public lands in the corridor. The Outreach & Youth Associate will be integrally  involved in volunteer recruitment and public outreach, while helping lead both mid-week and weekend volunteer events for youth groups, schools, corporate teams, and both adult and youth individuals. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, organized individual with experience working with the public-especially youth-and a passion for the outdoors.

This is an AmeriCorps 10.5 month position.

For more information visit: http://mtsgreenway.org/about/employment

Additional Qualifications:

Position Requirements:
1. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. Must comply with NWSA Personal and Organizational Vehicle Use Policy detailed at the end of this position description.
2. Must attend a mandatory orientation in Trout Lake, WA from 2/7 to 2/11, quarterly Intern trainings in Trout Lake,
WA (food and lodging provided for orientation and trainings), and monthly Intern meetings. Intern is responsible for transportation to and from all mandatory trainings and meetings, which may be up to several hours away from their project site.
3. Personal vehicle is required for service activities and mileage reimbursement is approved.
4. Flexible schedule to enable attendance at regular weekend events (most Saturdays) and occasional evening meetings.
5. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
6. Proven personal initiative and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment, to prioritize,
6. Proven personal initiative and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment, to prioritize, use good judgment, and problem solve.
7. Strong written communication and public speaking skills.
8. Professional demeanor.
9. Demonstrated experience as a team player.
10. Experience working with volunteers and a passion for leading and working with youth.
11. 21 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
12. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
13. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.
14. Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
15. Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency.
16. Regular and reliable attendance.
17. Members are eligible to serve up to four terms of service and receive AmeriCorps Education awards for each term of service up to the value of two full time education awards only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform NWSA of any previous service in an AmeriCorps program, regardless of whether or not they completed the previous term(s) of service. NWSA is not liable for providing an Education Award to a member if they are not eligible under the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2. Experience with marketing and outreach.
3. Education or experience in natural resource fields.
4. Standard computer skills as well as experience with database management (including Microsoft Office, especially Access).
5. Experience with restoration and trail maintenance techniques.
6. Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR training desired.

How to Apply:

Online at the AmeriCorps website www.americorps.gov/Default.asp
-If you do not already have a username and password, you must Create A Profile at
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
-Once you have logged in, create an application by clicking “Applications” under the “My AmeriCorps” menu.
-To apply to this specific position, click “Search Listings” under the “My AmeriCorps” menu and search for
program name Northwest Service Academy-MAC
-Select the position listing and click “Apply Now” at the bottom of the page.

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