Stewards VISTA: Sheep Mountain Alliance

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Employer
Americorps
Location
Beckley, West Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Ref
2435822170
Discipline
Land Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Stewards VISTA: Sheep Mountain Alliance

Sheep Mountain Alliance (SMA) is a non-profit based in Telluride, CO that has been using advocacy and outreach to protect the environment in Southwest Colorado since 1988. Beginning from a grassroots community movement to stop a local proposed logging project, SMA has been the local voice for wildlife, wild lands, and sustainable communities since then. Our past victories include: securing the 600-acre Valley Floor preservation easement, cleaning up the Silver Bell tailings pile, and empowering local clean air and water advocates to speak up against the proposed Pinon Ridge Uranium mill. Today SMA is intimately involved in regional federal land management decisions, local open space commissions, and national public land legislation. We pride ourselves on our collaborative, inclusive approach to public lands management that prioritizes local stakeholder needs in tandem with ecosystem conservation. These values inform our programs which include citizen science initiatives, educational events and outings, Latinx outreach, and strategic partnerships to further our mission. From advocacy for local mine cleanups, to long-term national legislative efforts such as the CORE Act, SMA is an agile and effective community environmental group. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Develop workshops and forums to educate citizens on environmental topics Offer stewardship and excursion opportunities for the public to engage with public lands Facilitate free outdoor experiences for the Latinx community, work towards greater inclusivity and equity on our public lands, elevate underrepresented voices Create citizen science and stewardship opportunities on open space with local schools and families Help write grants and develop fundraising materials Broaden membership of the organization Support sustainable recreational development and economic diversification in socio-economically depressed communities through innovative partnerships and social support structures Outreach to local elected officials, other non-profits, interest groups, and business owners to gather support for public lands and environmental issues Build capacity of stakeholders to speak up for the places and issues they care about

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible .

Terms :

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

Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Education , Community Outreach , Environment .

Skills :

Environment , Computers/Technology , Communications , Education , Non-Profit Management , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Writing/Editing .