The Buzzards Bay Coalition's work is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about our available career opportunities and help us carry out our critical mission to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community.
Commonwealth Corps Environmental Educators
The Coalition seeks two Commonwealth Corps members to be a core part of our Community Engagement team with an overall goal of engaging the community in active and on-going stewardship of the Bay and watershed. Specifically, members will serve with our youth and family education initiatives which seek to strengthen the ethic of environmental stewardship in the region while also improving academic achievement in the classroom through increased school engagement.
The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. Commonwealth Corps members with the Buzzards Bay Coalition will serve 10.5 months (August 15, 2016-June 24, 2017) in a full-time capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.
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2016-17 MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Service Members
Are you willing to devote a year of service to helping conservation organizations increase their capacity to engage with more people and do more community conservation projects across Massachusetts, engaging community volunteers in conservation-minded service, and strengthening the stewardship of watersheds and protected lands? If so, consider joining MassLIFT-AmeriCorps!
Community Engagement Coordinator
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) position is a partnership between a regional conservation organization, the Buzzards Bay Coalition, and a local land trust, the Wareham Land Trust. The CEC will be hosted at the Buzzards Bay Coalition as a member of the Community Engagement department and will be supervised and supported by the Coalition’s Communications Director. With training and support from the Coalition and in coordination with the Wareham Land Trust, the CEC will focus on programs and projects that serve the town of Wareham and surrounding communities.
Land Stewardship Coordinator
Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) build the long-term capacity of their host sites to meet core land stewardship responsibilities and collaborate externally with municipal boards, local volunteer land trusts, and other community groups to develop sustainable volunteer stewardship programs.
Specifically, the LSC builds networks of volunteers to support community land stewardship needs. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, youth groups, and schools to steward conservation land. With volunteers, LSCs survey and monitor conservation land, build and maintain recreational trails, remove invasive plants, restore wildlife habitat, mitigate erosion, and improve public access to open spaces. By providing training and organizing collaborative stewardship projects, they increase access to funding for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape.
Youth Education Coordinator
The Youth Education Coordinator (YEC) position is a partnership between a regional conservation organization, the Buzzards Bay Coalition, and a local land trust, the Wareham Land Trust. The YEC will be hosted at the Buzzards Bay Coalition as a member of the Community Engagement department and will be supervised and supported by the Coalition’s Vice-President of Community Engagement. With training and support from the Coalition and in coordination with the Wareham Land Trust, the YEC will focus on programs and projects that serve the town of Wareham and surrounding communities.
The 2016-17 MassLIFT program will run from September 8, 2015 through August 5, 2016. To learn more and apply for these positions, visit the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps program website.