Title: Land Steward Individual Placements
Positions Available: 4 Internships
Location: Northern Virginia and surrounding counties; Charlottesville, VA
Start Date: May 2nd, 2022 (may be flexible)
Estimated End Date: 50 weeks after start date
Status: This is a full-time, year-long 1700 hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
Contact: Questions? Email ACCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org
Appalachian Conservation Corps:
Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service work across Appalachia and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, DC, and Pennsylvania. As a corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations. Our programs focus on service, place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and issues affecting it and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.
This is a great opportunity to build your career in land conservation ! The Land Steward Individual Placement is an internship position with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) in Northern Virginia and Charlottesville, VA.
The Land Steward Individual Placements will serve with the VOF, other partners, and private landowners to support the open-space easement program across Northern and Central Virginia. The position will require 40 hours per week for 50 weeks, with frequent weekly and bi-weekly travel throughout the Piedmont region. The Individual Placements will assist with open-space easement monitoring, digital file organization, database entry and other duties including:
Other potential activities include work with VOF Owned Lands for nature-based education programs and public access management, visits around Commonwealth to engage with other VOF staff and partners.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills will be necessary. The Individual Placement will be required to operate a vehicle to travel to field visits.
Housing is NOT provided for this position.
How to apply:
Apply via the link on this site:https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3132.
A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. Please complete all evaluation questions as needed. Deadline to apply is February 28th.
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35), and a US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individuals are eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first – please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility).
$570/week living stipend, paid bi-weekly
Charlottesville, VA, USA