OARS is seeking candidates for two TerraCorps Positions

JOIN OARS THROUGH TERRACORPS

We have two AmeriCorps Service Member Positions available with TerraCorps & OARS

TerraCorps cultivates an ecosystem of people and organizations that center community land ownership, access, and stewardship to support a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability. We value the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities. Our goal is to help them succeed by providing them access to the AmeriCorps national service model to build organizational capacity.

TerraCorps partners with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1,700-hour service term.

Position One

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

OARS is interviewing candidates for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC). The CEC will engage with the Executive Director to manage volunteers on community service projects, educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship or environmentally conscious practices, and complete three capacity building projects. Potential projects include:. Potential projects include:

  • Help launch the River Recreation Activity Team (River RATs), a volunteer opportunity that helpsensure equitable access to the rivers for all through volunteer-led paddle events, launch siteupkeep, and participation in river clean up and invasive species pulling events.
  • Help develop and promote OARS' upcoming 86 Mile Challenge and Kids in Canoes and Kayaks(KICK) programs, both of which are geared towards getting more people on the water, with afocus on underserved youth.
  • Help increase the breadth and scope of OARS' Citizen Scientist program, which utilizesvolunteers to take water quality samples throughout the SuAsCo watershed.

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the YEC at OARS can be found at TerraCorps Available Member Positions.

Position Two

YOUTH EDUACTION COORDINATOR

OARS is interviewing candidates for a Youth Education Coordinator (YEC). The YEC will engage with the Executive Director to manage volunteers on community service projects, educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship or environmentally conscious practices, and complete three capacity building projects. Potential projects include:

  • Conduct outreach to schools, afterschool programs, and other organizations serving youth to expand the number of sites OARS offers Water Wise Workshops and other educational activities.
  • Enhance and expand existing educational materials and identify and develop new material to cover a broader range of topics and reach more students through OARS Water Wise program.
  • Collaborate with OARS staff to combine nature-based education opportunities with paddling and other "adventure" activities to provide youth with knowledge and a meaningful connection to our rivers and the SuAsCo watershed.

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the YEC at OARS can be found at TerraCorps Available Member Positions.

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At OARS, we recognize that excellent candidates may not have every qualification listed but may still be a great fit for the job. If this is you, we encourage you to apply!