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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
example: Tagge_Andrew_YESCoordinator.pdf to both contacts
Cori E. Rendón – Siuslaw National Forest (email@example.com)
Application deadline: February 12, 2020