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Community Engagement Coordinator- TerraCorps, Massachusetts

Created 08/02/2020
Reference 90583
Category Environment , Health , Community Outreach , Hunger , Community and Economic Development , Neighborhood Revitalization , Education .
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Zip 02108
Salary Competitive
Community Engagement Coordinator- TerraCorps

TerraCorps is looking for 11 Community Engagement Coordinators to serve in 11-month AmeriCorps positions with community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance ($15,200), education award ($6,195), and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2020-21 program will run from 8/31/2020-7/30/2021. Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Site by developing culturally inclusive systems, programming, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CECs demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. By helping a broader cross-section of people experience the benefits of land, CECs build connections between the environment and people that increase public support for land access, revitalization, and conservation initiatives. Through engaging diverse peoples and collaborating with community partners, CECs build bridges that reinforce the connection between land and a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future for all people.

Member Duties : CECs may partner with homeless shelters or food pantries to build community gardens; hospitals to build wellness gardens and walking paths, neighborhood groups to revitalize urban parks and greenways; farmers markets to increase community access to locally grown food; disability groups to create wheelchair accessible outings; youth and adult groups to inspire artistic expression; public health programs to support recovery; and any underrepresented community groups who want to provide access to the outdoors for recreational and entertainment purposes. All members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation. All positions include computer-based reporting related to position-specific objectives such as data collection.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Professional development opportunities , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Living Allowance , Health Coverage .

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :
Environment , Health , Community Outreach , Hunger , Community and Economic Development , Neighborhood Revitalization , Education .

Skills :
Public Speaking , Environment , Team Work , Community Organization , Leadership , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Communications .
Employer AmeriCorps

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