Ecological Restoration Fellow - AmeriCorps
San Francisco, CA, United States
27 days ago
Location: The Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA
Work Environment: Fully On Site
Term: September 2022 - July 2023; 1700 hours; 40 hours/week
Living Allowance Stipend: $2,636/month
Education Award: $10,000 upon program completion
Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.
This position is hiring for two Fellows for the 2022-23 program cycle.
About The Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust is seeking an Ecological Restoration Fellow to serve as an important member of our Natural Resources team. The Presidio is a new kind of national park. It is home to the spectacular vistas, nature and programs that visitors would expect as well as a community of residents and organizations who bring renewed vitality and purpose to this former military post. The Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio and share it with the public. The Trust’s Natural Resources department manages 145 acres of native plant communities in the park, including dune, coastal prairie, Oak woodland, and riparian habitats.
Position Overview & Description
Our ideal candidate is an individual who wants to learn basic restoration field practices and techniques that include identifying plants and wildlife common to the Presidio. Working closely with and being mentored by a Biological Science Technician, this Fellowship includes participating in and leading field restoration activities, and assisting in all aspects of managing a volunteer program. If you want to support the management and stewardship of the Presidio’s natural resources and restoration sites, this Fellowship is for you.
- Participate in and lead often repetitive field restoration activities such as:
- Removing invasive plants
- Planting native plants
- Monitoring restoration progress
- Maintain and enter records of work performed into database
- Assist in inventorying and monitoring rare plants and wildlife
- Assist with all aspects of managing a volunteer program, including:
- Planning and leading projects for volunteer workdays
- Preparing, setting-up, and cleaning up volunteer workdays and materials
- Educating volunteers and visitors about local ecology and park issues
- Maintaining the volunteer database and reporting on volunteer participation
- Maintain program tools, facilities, and equipment
- Communications: Contribute to newsletter and take photos and videos at events
- This job regularly involves repetitive motion for long hours at a time and performing physically strenuous tasks, occasionally under difficult conditions such as high sun/wind/fog exposure . While we are willing to guide the right candidate to increase physical capacity for this work, please be sure that you are enthusiastic for fieldwork before applying for this role.
- Love of the outdoors and curiosity about ecological restoration
- Desire to work with a diverse group of people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints
- Ability to work well within a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision
- Excited to take initiative
- Strong organizational skills
- Basic computer proficiency
- A positive attitude under difficult work conditions
- Must possess (at minimum) a valid Class C California Driver’s License and be capable of driving in a busy urban park. This qualification is necessary in order to transport self, tools and others.
Fellowship Experience at The Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust will provide training and mentorship on all aspects of the position. The Fellow will join a dedicated and passionate Natural Resources team, and get hands-on community outreach and volunteer coordination skills. In addition, Fellows will connect to a larger network of land stewardship practitioners.
Climate Corps AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions.
Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.
To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.
AmeriCorps fellows must:
- Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
- Have a high school diploma/GED
- Be 17 years old or older
- Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
- Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
- Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
- Live in the state of California
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Climate Corps AmeriCorps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.
Ecological Restoration Fellow - AmeriCorps
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