Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Stewards

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Location: Addison County, Chittenden County, Franklin County,
About the Job

We are seeking creative and enthusiastic stewards to assist with education and outreach activities with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the Resource Room at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. These positions are seasonal, providing assistance this spring and/or this summer.

Spring 2023: One steward to staff the LCBP Resource Room 12-16 hours per week February–May. This steward will be trained by Resource Room staff, and then will be comfortable interacting positively on solo shifts with children and adults to help them better understand Lake Champlain issues and offer opportunities for community involvement or changing behavior to benefit the Lake Champlain basin. This position has the possibility of increased hours and expansion of duties May–August 2023.

Summer 2023: One steward to staff LCBP outreach events from May–August for up to 40 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. This steward will 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. This steward will discuss a variety of watershed issues with the public and provide resources for getting involved or changing behavior to benefit the watershed.

Successful candidates for both positions must be reliable, punctual, and should have solid communication skills along with attention to detail. Coursework or demonstrated passionate 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. Completion of at least sophomore year of college recommended. These positions are not eligible for telework. Covid-19 Vaccination required.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Please reference #23-LCBP-003 in the email subject line. Candidates will be considered for both positions unless preference is specified by the applicant. Reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin in February and will continue until both positions are filled.

Full position descriptions may be viewed online at

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.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

NEIWPCC’s diversity initiatives are embedded in all our policies and practices which include (but are not limited to) talent acquisition, professional development and training, compensation and benefits, and a work environment that supports our mission, strategy and core values.

A key component of NEIWPCC’s mission is recognizing communities with lower socio-economic status and those with larger minority populations who disproportionally contend with serious water quality issues and threats to their access to clean and safe water. Our work in service of underserved and underrepresented groups is a key aspect of our priorities. NEIWPCC understands that we are not achieving our mission and realizing our vision until all of our communities have access to clean and safe water.

Wage or Salary
$15 - 17 hourly