Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Steward

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NEIWPCC
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Location: Chittenden County, Grand Isle County,
About the Job

We are seeking one or two creative and enthusiastic stewards to assist with education and outreach activities with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) during the summer of 2024.

Stewards will:

  • Be an educational resource to children and adults within the Resource Room with the goal of helping the public better understand Lake Champlain and the opportunities for community involvement.
  • Expand outreach programming to state parks, summer camps, lake and river events, upper reaches of the watershed and downtown locations to answer questions about Lake Champlain and offer opportunities for citizen action.
  • Discuss a variety of watershed concerns with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.

Successful candidates will be reliable, punctual, and should have solid communication skills and attention to detail. Completion of at least two years of college preferred. Coursework or demonstrated interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in LCBP’s 2021 State of the Lake report is desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at outreach events is needed.

Hourly pay range is anticipated to be $15-19, dependent on experience and qualifications. This position is based out of the LCBP’s office in Grand Isle, VT as well as the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. It is expected this position will work up to 40 hours per week with flexibility and will begin in May and extend through September 2024. This position is not eligible for telework. A valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Jobs@neiwpcc.org by April 7, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-004 in the email subject line. A full position description may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers

About NEIWPCC and LCBP

NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states. For over 30 years, NEIWPCC has served as the primary program administrator of LCBP and administers the Program’s personnel, finances, and contracts.

NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment

NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.

Wage or Salary
Hourly pay range is anticipated to be $15-19, dependent on experience and qualifications