Eagle Valley Land Trust is hiring-- Summer Seasonal

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Community Outreach Summer 2019 Seasonal Program
Assistant

with Eagle Valley Land Trust

About the Eagle Valley Land Trust

At the Eagle Valley Land Trust
(EVLT), our mission is to protect forever the lands we love, to preserve our
heritage, scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitats, and
to build a permanent legacy for future generations. In the heart of the Rocky
Mountains of Colorado, our community is a special place with unique and
unparalleled natural beauty and natural resources. Your local Land Trust plays
a leading role in protecting our most precious lands, while educating our
community about the benefits of conserving the rural character of our valleys…
forever.

Location and Term of Internship

Our offices are located in
Edwards, Colorado. The Seasonal Program Assistant position will begin in May or
June of 2019 and end in August 2019. Some flexibility is available in the start
and end date, but a 3-month commitment is required. The internship is a 30 hour
per week commitment with a variable schedule, including frequent weekend and
evening events.  Travel and field work
will be required. Applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid driver
license.

Goals and Objectives of the Internship

The Summer Community Outreach Seasonal
Program Assistant will assist staff of EVLT in planning, promoting and
conducting the various summer outreach programs of EVLT. These programs include:

Community Land
Connection Series-
A regular outreach series conducted on public land under
conservation easement with EVLT, in partnership with other conservation
organizations. The goal is to connect people to the land and the work of EVLT.

Future
Conservationists-
Held at several of the public conservation easements EVLT
holds, Future Conservations is conducted in partnership with local
youth-focused organizations and helps promote existing recreational
opportunities to Eagle County residents.

Cow Patty Bingo- A
summer community outreach and fundraising event held in Eagle, Colorado benefiting
the mission of EVLT.

Farmers’ Markets and
other community events-
Representing EVLT at various local farmers’ markets
and other community events to educate the public about the mission of EVLT.

Farm to Fork- EVLT’s
annual fundraising event.

Duties and responsibilities will
include:

  • Developing and implementing curriculum for
    Future Conservationists and Community Land Connection Series
  • Assisting staff with planning, organizing and
    conducting summer outreach events
  • Promoting summer outreach events through all
    media channels including social media
  • Representing the land trust at summer farmers’
    markets and other community events
  • Recording and filing outreach reports (use of
    Word, Excel, and ArcGIS)
  • Assisting with overall administrative needs
  • Volunteer outreach and coordination
  • Learning and assisting with various tasks
    typical of a non-profit organization
  • Other tasks as assigned by Stewardship and
    Outreach Manager

Essential Requirements of the
Job:

  • A clean driving record
  • Previous event experience
  • Social skills and a great sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with children, and community
    members of all ages
  • General working knowledge of environmental
    education, interpretive teaching methods and techniques, and the natural
    history of the region
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a positive
    attitude
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule,
    including weekends and evenings
  • Strong technical/computer skills (Microsoft
    Office Suite, Google Drive, social media
  • High energy, and a passion for EVLT’s mission
  • An interest in nonprofit organizations and their
    operations

The ideal
candidate would have:

  • Ability to speak conversational Spanish
  • Interpretive Guide Certification
  • Familiarity with GIS software and mapmaking
    experience

Compensation, Physical Requirements, and Work Environment

  • Compensation is $15 per hour, 30 hours per week,
    for three months
  • This position is non-exempt (must be paid
    overtime for weeks worked over 40 hours)
  • Qualified mileage will be reimbursed at standard
    IRS rates
  • A blend of office work and community relations
    activities, this position will require periodic weekend, early morning, and
    evening work
  • Work requires some physical exertion such as
    strenuous hiking, walking, standing, lifting (up to 50 lbs), carrying, or
    similar activities.
  • Any requirements to receive course credit are
    the responsibility of the Seasonal Program Assistant to coordinate.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send their resume with references,
cover letter and transcripts, together as 1 PDF, to Stewardship and Outreach
Manager, Jessica Foulis, at jfoulis@evlt.org  by the application deadline of March 31st. For more
information about EVLT visit www.evlt.org.