Now Recruiting for 2019-20 Full Time AmeriCorps Member!

Position Description for Full-Time* AmeriCorps Member at the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

2019-2020

 

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) works primarily in Sussex County, DE, and in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties in Maryland to conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed. Major programs at NWA are the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Volunteer Water Monitoring Program; environmental education (primarily working with seventh graders in Wicomico County); SAV monitoring on local waterways; outreach programs that focus on backyard conservation activities geared toward homeowners; recreational paddles and use of waterways; and trash clean-ups.

*NWA is willing to consider someone who wants to serve at the half-time level (900 hours).

AmeriCorps Member responsibilities with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will include:

  • Assisting with the Nanticoke Creekwatchers program (training volunteers, monitoring sites, assisting with sample collection and lab delivery and analysis)
  • Leading programs on field trips and assisting with stewardship activities at Wicomico County middle schools
  • Assisting with outreach programs, trash cleanups, and at outreach events in the community

Benefits available to AmeriCorps Member include:

  • Valuable experience
  • A bi-weekly stipend of $583
  • An education award of $6,095 for future educational expenses or repayment of student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance while in service, with exemption from paying interest accrued during that time
  • 6 tuition-free credits at Salisbury University for completion of training course
  • Health insurance and child care reimbursement, if eligible
  • Access to AmeriCorps Alumni Network

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • Have a strong interest in serving the community
  • Be able to relate to diverse populations
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide copy of either high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be available to attend the tuition-free, AmeriCorps class at Salisbury University bi-weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive Criminal History Check, which includes FBI fingerprinting
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien

 The member will begin on or after August 15th, 2019 and must complete 1700 hours by August 14th, 2020.

*NWA is willing to consider someone who wants to serve at the half-time level (900 hours).

This position is offered through a partnership with ShoreCorps, the AmeriCorps program at Salisbury University. It is contingent upon federal funding and approval of the AmeriCorps office.

To fill out an application, visit www.salisbury.edu/americorps and click on ‘Become a Member.’

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs. Similar to the Military or the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is another form of service to our country. The mission of AmeriCorps is to make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to Get Things Done for America. Our program, ShoreCorps, is one of hundreds of AmeriCorps programs nationwide. To learn more about AmeriCorps https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

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