Job Title: Delaware River Watershed Fellow
Job ID: 47413
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Delaware, in partnership with First State National Historical Park (FRST), is a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education, (AWE), a coalition of 23 environmental education centers focused on constituency building and stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed. The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for TNC and FRST by engaging our watershed community, inspiring watershed stewardship, helping to reach new and underserved audiences and achieve our goals of diversity equity and inclusion. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, Fellows will have become local watershed ambassadors in their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails and waterways, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed.
The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will work on the Stream Stewards project which is designed to engage volunteers in water quality monitoring and watershed stewardship, in the Beaver Valley Unit of First State National Historical Park. The Watershed Fellow will report to the Stream Stewards Project Manager, and assist with outreach in the Wilmington community, and making connections between watersheds and urban residents, especially youth. The Fellow will spend much of their time out in the field either in urban neighborhoods or in natural settings in the park, as well as time in the TNC Wilmington office.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Engage target communities in Wilmington through education, outreach and stewardship.
Professionally represent TNC,FRST and AWE at resource fairs and festivals around Wilmington.
Assist with leading environmental education and programming in targeted communities.
Explore ways to engage new and diverse communities, including underrepresented audiences in the city.
Assist with volunteer events and High School summer programs.
Participate in a three-day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 12-14.) http://www.peec.org/
Participate in weekly webinars and check-ins, and attend two in-person regional meetings.
Occasional evening and weekend hours
Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the Watershed Fellowship Summit on August 16.
High school diploma or GED
Age 18 years or older by June 3 start date
Experience with writing and oral communications
Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects
Based in Wilmington, DE
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
Ability to communicate clearly through writing and speaking in English
Ability to work in a team environment and complete tasks independently
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
This is a full-time, temporary internship position with a term of June 3 – August 16, 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
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