Passionate about community outreach and environmental stewardship? Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking three AmeriCorps members to work with our environmental stewardship and urban forestry programs to help us better serve our diverse communities.
Tree Plan Coordinator (2 positions)
This position engages neighborhoods in the street tree inventory project and tree plan workshop events for neighborhood tree teams. These workshops include tree pruning, planting, species diversity, tree care, and other topics. You will promote the city’s street tree inventory project to diverse residents and communities throughout Portland. For the full description, please click here.
Stewardship Equity Coordinator (1 position):
This position evaluates barriers to participation by diverse communities including communities of color in the PP&R City Nature natural areas stewardship program. Determine gaps in current volunteer demographics, and create a strategy to engage underserved communities by forming new community partnerships and leading hands-on restoration events in natural areas throughout Portland, particularly in Portland’s eastside. These projects will connect local non-profits, communities of faith and individuals in underserved communities through hands-on natural area restoration projects around native and invasive plants, local wildlife, and watershed health. For the full description, please click here.
These positions also include professional development activities through Confluence such as a Professional Development Series, completing a Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development.
Applications are due July 12, 2015. See full descriptions for application details.
Position term: September 9, 2015 - July 29, 2016 (11 months – 1700 hours)
Benefits: monthly living allowance ($12,530 paid over the term of service), education award of $5,730, loan forbearance, basic medical insurance, child care allowance for those who qualify
Street tree pruning with AmeriCorps members in Brooklyn in 2015