Now Hiring AmeriCorps Members for 2018-2019 Program Year
Mobile Baykeeper is hiring AmeriCorps Members for the 2018-2019 Program Year to fill positions covering three programs: 1) Baykeeper Patrol, 2) Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP), and 3) Volunteer Engagement. These programs directly support our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities and are funded through the Governors Office of Volunteer Services.
The expected term for these positions is from September 4, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Interviews will begin in August. To learn more about the positions, read below. Click here to fill out the Google Form and submit your application. Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
1. Baykeeper Patrol
The Baykeeper Patrol Program researches local pollution problems to improve water quality, reduce impacts from stormwater, sewer, and/or industrial pollution. AmeriCorps Members will work in target areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Core activities include conducting site inspections, patrolling local waterways, assisting with comment letters and policy issues, investigating citizen concerns, collecting water quality samples, documenting environmental pollution, and creating environmental issue fact sheets. AmeriCorps Members will receive experience with environmental issues including stormwater, sewer, and industrial pollution, state and federal regulations and permit reviews and gain skills in field sampling techniques.
2. Volunteer Engagement Program
The Volunteer Program at Mobile Baykeeper seeks potential volunteers and cultivates them to become local environmental stewards by organizing and providing activities that will enhance our local environment and community. Members in this program will recruit new volunteers, reigniteexisting volunteers, and organize strategic and effective intervention activities that cultivate a sense of responsibility while building skills for environmental stewardship. Members will organize and host several community cleanups, recycling activities, and invasive species removals for volunteers. Members will streamline volunteer sign-up and communication processes. Members will also coordinate and collaborate with local community groups and non-profit organizations to increase overall participation in environmental stewardship activities and making a substantial difference in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
3. Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP)
The Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is a public awareness and education campaign and citizen-based environmental monitoring program. Members will educate and train citizens to monitor specific waterways so that they are equipped to solve water quality issues in their local watershed. Core activities of the program include: enhancing and tailoring presentation materials, recruiting new community groups and schools to receive the educational program, delivering educational presentations, hosting water quality trainings, and conducting water quality monitor trips and cleanup activities.