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  • Great Peninsula Conservancy
  • 09/29/22
  • Bremerton, WA
  • 98337
  • 1394 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
Position Titles:
-Community Stewardship Coordinator VISTA
-Development Coordinator VISTA
-Education Coordinator VISTA

Organization: Great Peninsula Conservancy
Program: Great Peninsula Conservancy Land Labs
Service Location: Bremerton, Washington
Timeline for Service: October 24th, 2022-October 23rd, 2023

Program Description:
Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region ofwest Puget Sound, Washington. GPCs important work is accomplished through conservation, stewardship, and community engagement.

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) Land Labs program utilizes local protected lands to enhance the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education local schools. Hands-on science projects support the vision of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan and meet the requirements of Washington State Science and Learning Standards (WSSLS). The program engages students directly in big picture environmental concerns affecting their local communities, and open students eyes to professional opportunities in the environmental science field. The Land Labs program will help prepare students from low-income families and underachieving schools for success in post-secondary education and careers in STEM.

AmeriCorps VISTA:
This Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) VISTA position is funded by the Corporations for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit americorps.gov.

Compensation:
In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance of $697.20, health benefits during their service, and have the option of receivinganAmeriCorps EducationAward of $6,195or post-service stipend of $1,800 after completing their service. A relocation traveland settling-in allowancemay also apply if they are moving.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Claire Voris (claire@greatpeninsula.org). Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov, but will require that the applicant follow up with a cover letter and resume prior to receiving an interview. Deadline for applications is September 23rd, 2022. For more information, visit Great Peninsula Conservancys website (greatpeninsula.org).


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