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Stewards VISTA: Freshwaters Illustrated

Conservation Legacy
Philomath, Oregon, US
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

Stewards VISTA: Freshwaters Illustrated


Term of positions is 365 days; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Corvallis, OR

Living Allowance:

Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $575.40

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,495.00 (pre-tax).

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 08/01/2022.

Title of Position

Stewards VISTA: Freshwaters Illustrated

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP in partnership with the Freshwaters Illustrated is hiring an intern to target K-12 teachers with a focus on underserved teachers who have not historically used our resources as members.

Freshwaters Illustrated has created unique and immersive educational video, storytelling, and illustrative tools for educators since 2003, with an emphasis on college educators. The outcome we are working toward is not only an increased student literacy in science and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, but a greater awareness for their societal importance and benefits for diverse communities (e.g., drinking water, healthy fisheries, recreational and spiritual opportunities), and familiarity with the career opportunities that exist in these fields, particularly for rural environments and communities that rely on natural resource- and agriculture-based economies. VISTA would work towards the preparation and launch of this program. By engaging K-12 Teachers through this more focused program, we are working toward building watershed, science, and conservation literacy in communities across the US, along with an increased awareness of opportunities for careers, volunteerism, and community health and sustainability through the protection and restoration of our most precious and valuable natural resource. As a small nonprofit organization, this VISTA supported project will provide a significant increase in our capacity to serve communities throughout the US through the youth educators who are woven into the fabric of every local community.

Member Duties : VISTA will: Review existing educational films, imagery, curriculum guides, and delivery platforms, and refining and further adapting these to be most effective and accessible for K-12 teachers. Develop additional resources that utilize VISTA intern skills (e.g., Spanish language, art, media, pedagogy) to fill gaps in content materials. Promote Water Teachers program to under-resourced teachers through conference presentations, workshops, social media, and mailings to our existing network of 200+ K-12 teachers across the US. Engage with new Water Teachers to ensure effective use and adoption of content. Solicit feedback from initial Water Teachers, and evaluation that will lead to improvement of the creation and delivery of educational resources. Active in fund-raising efforts through grants and donor-focused campaigns that will support the continued improvement of the Water Teachers program.

  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,495.00 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance of $513.94 Bi-weekly
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Health Coverage Available
  • Childcare assistance if eligible

How to Apply
Apply on-line at: My AmeriCorps - Home Page

For More Information

Contact Patricia Silva - Stewards Program Coordinator


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Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Required Skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Car recommended
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Fund raising/Grant writing

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
  • College Degree
  • Minimum Age of 18
  • U.S. Citizen or Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before
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