Position Title: Newfound Lake Watershed Steward (AmeriCorps)
Organization: Newfound Lake Regional Association
Location: Bristol, New Hampshire
Organization Overview: The Newfound Lake Region Association is a mission-driven, member-supported environmental nonprofit committed to protecting Newfound Lake and its watershed. The Association – through education, programs, and collaboration – promotes conservation and preservation of the region’s natural, social, and economic resources.
Position Overview: Newfound Watershed Stewards gain important skills and experience to further their careers while advancing the conservation mission of the Newfound Lake Region Association and serving the community as AmeriCorps members. Watershed Stewards spend an impactful season working with local partners and community members— growing the stewardship of our lake, rivers, forests, and mountains— and leave the program with the confidence to make an impact wherever their conservation journey leads them.
Duties: Newfound Watershed Stewards develop the skills and experience necessary for a career in conservation through hands-on training and service learning. Over a five-month term of service, crew members serve alongside NLRA staff and volunteers, gaining experience in watershed management, public engagement, professional communication, environmental education, and freshwater ecology. The work of Watershed Stewards includes collecting water quality data, leading environmental education programs, preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, engaging with community members, and implementing projects throughout the watershed that improve water quality. NLRA’s AmeriCorps members support growing environmental stewardship in the Newfound Watershed and leave a measurable impact upon program completion.
Stewards serve the Newfound Lake community as part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps state service program increasing the capacity of conservation within New Hampshire’s Lake’s Region.
- Must be 18 years of age by May 17
- Able to work independently and with a group
- Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
- Available from May 17 through October 20
Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements:
- Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
- Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
- Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
Start/End Dates: May 17 to October 20
Salary/Pay: Living stipend: $534 bi-weekly, Housing, Education Award upon successful completion of the program of $3,247.50
Application Deadline: April 1
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply. You will be directed to apply through the Lake Region Conservation Corps. Please select NLRA as your primary host site. You can select up to two additional LRCC host sites for placement. If our positions are filled we will pass your application these additional sites.