In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
SUDBURY – Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), a regional conservation organization, is seeking to fill two TerraCorps/AmeriCorps positions for the 2021-2022 service year
. These full-time, 11-month positions provide wonderful experience for anyone interested in a career in land conservation or community engagement.
TerraCorps is a Massachusetts-based organization that prepares emerging leaders to help conserve land for people and wildlife. It is affiliated with the national AmeriCorps program that annually engages more than 75,000 Americans in service at nonprofit organizations, schools, and public agencies. TerraCorps Members receive a living allowance, an education award, and additional benefits.
As a participant in the TerraCorps program, SVT has openings for a Land Stewardship Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator. These positions will run from August 30, 2021, to July 29, 2022, and will be based out of SVT’s office in Sudbury.
The Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC) will become an integral part of the Stewardship staff, which monitors and cares for SVT properties. The LSC will work on numerous stewardship projects, including the design and installation of an accessible hiking trail at an SVT property. In addition, the LSC will expand the “Ramping up Volunteerism” initiative by working closely with area land trusts and municipalities to recruit and train volunteers to fight invasive plants on local conservation lands.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will work with the Development & Community Engagement staff to deepen relationships with current SVT members, as well as establish best practices for engaging new audiences, particularly the youth of the SVT region. The CEC also will help to advance the work of SVT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force to ensure the organization develops culturally inclusive systems, programming, and partnerships.
Complete job descriptions, requirements, and application instructions are available at https://www.svtweb.org/jobs.
Sudbury Valley Trustees is a member-supported non-profit organization, based in Sudbury, that works to protect natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the 36 communities that surround the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.