04 June 2008

Environmental Communiation Postion: VISTA in Montana

This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates from undergraduate or MS-level programs in environmental communication, environmental studies, or related fields. The last two VISTA interns have been hired for full time positions at CFWEP. Please forward to others that might be interested. – Pat Munday

Job Opening On Montana Tech Campus in Butte, in the heart of the Northern Rockies

AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Clark Fork Watershed Education Program

The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) fosters environmental stewardship and scientific decision making through place-based learning. For more information visit CFWEP online.

Duties Help to build our high school level programming (the Upper Clark Fork Science League (UCFSL)) through: securing funding, developing UCFSL program services, engaging participation of target schools. Conduct CFWEP target area need assessment. Create and implement student service learning projects. And more! This is an excellent opportunity to accelerate your career! Based on the Montana Tech Campus, Butte, Montana.

Benefits A bi-monthly living allowance is provided for a total of $9,996/year. Choose between an education award of $4,725 that may be used to pay student loans or future tuition or a $1,200 cash award. Travel & moving expenses may be paid. Full health insurance is provided. Non-compete status for federal positions at the completion of service. Graduate credit available. Child care assistance upon eligibility.

Requirements

To be an AmeriCorps VISTA: Bachelor's degree preferred. Must not be an enrolled student. Travel required.

To be an AmeriCorps VISTA with CFWEP: Environmental science or related field knowledge beneficial. Experience with non-profits, fundraising, and educational program development a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Computer skills will include the use of Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. The applicant should have a strong work ethic and desire to work within a non-profit organization to build its community based efforts. A positive attitude, self-motivation and creativity will be assets of this VISTA member.

How to Apply Visit Americorps and apply online to the Clark Fork Watershed VISTA. Follow by submitting a cover letter stating your interest by mail or e-mail by June 30, 2008:

Montana Campus Compact
c/o Cody Lillstrom
302 University Hall
Missoula, Montana 59812
lillstrom@mtcompact.org

Want to Know More? For more information about being an AmeriCorps VISTA with CFWEP, visit us in the Petroleum Building, room PET 003 (the basement), Montana Tech. Contact Justin Ringsak, 406-496-4897, jringsak@mtech.edu. For more information about CFWEP, visit www.cfwep.org.

For more information about being an AmeriCorps VISTA as part of the Montana Campus Compact, contact Cody Lillstrom, 406-243-5177x3 or lillstrom@mtcompact.org. Visit their website at www.mtcompact.org.

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