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Stewardship Assistant Position through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program

A one-year stipend volunteer position with the Sassafras River Association is now available and made possible through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps – a program made possible through the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The Corps Volunteer will be based out of SRA’s office in Georgetown, MD, and will work directly with SRA staff to help administer the various programs in the field and in our office. Activities will involve working with SRA staff on projects such as: 

  • Assist the Sassafras RIVERKEEPER® with weekly tidal water quality monitoring, outdoor education through Kent County Public Schools at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Turner's Creek Park, and coordination of Sassafras Samplers, the volunteer “citizen scientist” program; 
  • Participate in the production of the annual Sassafras River Report Card;
  • Work with Cecilton Elementary School in education fourth grade students about rain gardens;
  • Lead Project Clean Stream, the annual Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide cleanup event;
  • Help organize and plan outreach activities such as the rain barrel and soil testing workshops;
  • Update and maintain SRA's maps through Chesapeake Commons, an online mapping service and community;
  • Contribute content to our monthly newsletter, the Sassafras Update
  • Help manage the content and updates for the Sassafras River Association website

Training and Benefits: The Corps Volunteer will receive a stipend of $15,500 per year plus health insurance, administered by Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT). CBT will provide an orientation on the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program purpose and structure, and will offer five professional development opportunities during the service year including: energy conservation, environmental restoration, leadership, and environmental education. CBT will also provide admission to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, a Bay-wide conference with ample learning and networking opportunities. Corps Volunteer will also have the opportunity to plan, implement, and manage a project of their own through a $2,000 grant offered by CBT during the service year.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 25 Corps Volunteers in Host Organizations throughout Maryland for one year terms of service, with service to begin August 27, 2013. Individuals will be between the ages of 18 and 25 years at the time of enrollment. Corps Volunteers will receive stipends of $15,500 per year plus health insurance administered through the Trust. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 class now through Friday, April 19. Visit the Chesapeake Bay Trust's website for more information on the program, application process, and deadlines.

Qualifications: SRA is seeking a highly motivated "self-starter" who wants to use his/her skills to make a difference for the environment. Candidates should have excellent communication and writing skills, strong computer literacy, and a willingness to work outside in sometimes inclement weather conditions. A degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related field is preferred, but not required.










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