Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator Resource Assistant, US Forest Service

Siuslaw National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, Corvallis, OR

Job Title: Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator Resource Assistant

Organization: US Forest Service

Type of opportunity: The Siuslaw National Forest seeks a Resource Assistant to coordinate and implement inclusive youth and community engagement activities that connect Willamette Valley and Coastal Oregon communities with public lands.

We seek a candidate who has experience with outdoor recreation, community engagement, and conservation education. The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant field such as environmental education, recreation, environmental studies, communications, education, or social services, demonstrate an ability to work independently, possess strong written and oral communication skills, have a passion for stewardship, knowledge of concepts regarding diversity and the outdoors, and preferably be able to communicate fluently in English and Spanish.

Duties:

  • Develop, coordinate and manage culturally responsive community engagement and environmental education events that enhance access, information and knowledge of public lands
  • Develop and maintain long-standing partnerships with stakeholders and community-based organizations
  • Collaborate with Forest Service personnel and partner organizations to evaluate program performance and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Accurately track all accomplishments and metrics in NYC and Forest Service databases
  • Support Every Kid Outdoors classroom visits and field trips within the Corvallis, Albany, Salem area
  • Perform office-based research and tasks that support diversity, equity & inclusive initiatives
  • Assist in program communications and social media efforts to share program and event stories

Desired qualifications:

  • Cultural competency and demonstrated ability successfully engaging communities across cultural, racial, and economic boundaries
  • Commitment to incorporating equity and inclusion in all aspects of work
  • Confidence to manage groups of people in different settings, especially outdoors with an emphasis on risk management
  • Ability to respond professionally to a variety of situations that may arise quickly
  • Ability to stand/walk on uneven, steep terrain
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Fluent in Spanish (preferred)
  • Appreciation for working in the great outdoors and with the community at large

Requirements:

  • A flexible work schedule including some evening and weekend hours to attend community meetings and events, particularly during the late spring and summer months.
  • Valid state driver’s license with a clean driving record of at least 3 years and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of employment. As the coordinator will be required to drive a large van (provided) to transport program participants to events.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 21 years old.

Salary/pay:

  • NYC will provide RA a total stipend of $17,000 divided across an 8.5 month term along with health care coverage, workers compensation, 9 days of paid leave, and a $1250 travel, training, and relocation fund.
  • RA will have special Federal Government hiring authority upon completion of 960 hours of service.

Link to more information: https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/pdf/CIP/SNF_CERA_2020.pdf

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references saved in one PDF as (LastName_FirstName_YESCoordinator.pdf) listed below:

Andrew Tagge – Northwest Youth Corps (andrewt@nwyouthcorps.org)

example: Tagge_Andrew_YESCoordinator.pdf to both contacts

Cori E. Rendón – Siuslaw National Forest (corina.rendon@usda.gov)

Application deadline: February 12, 2020