The AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is seeking Member applicants for
Service Year 25 (October 1st, 2018 – August 9th, 2019)!
Application Due: June 29th, 2018.
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration projects! Spend 10 ½ months working alongside natural resource professionals with one of WSP’s 25 Placement Sites.
WSP Program Overview:
For 24 years, the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) has been engaged in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and education throughout coastal California. The primary focus of WSP is to assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration for salmonids (Chinook salmon, Coho salmon and Steelhead trout) in order to rehabilitate these threatened and endangered species to healthy and historic populations. Additionally, WSP provides watershed education and outreach in high-needs communities throughout the state, engages WSP Members in volunteer recruitment efforts to increase the capacity and reach of partner organizations, and helps Members develop into the next generation of natural resource professionals.
Each year, WSP places approximately 48 Members with natural resource organization Placement Sites throughout California to work collaboratively for a 10 ½ month service term. Members serve under the guidance and mentorship of resource professionals in collaboration with local landowners, public agencies, and private industry to assess, monitor, and enhance watersheds. WSP’s diverse Placement Sites include federal, state, county, tribal, and non-profit agencies and organizations. Each Placement Site engages between one and two Members in all the service activity areas, while each Site's overall strategy, emphasis, effort, and timing of service activities varies. For more specific information about each WSP Placement Site, please refer to the WSP website: www.ccc.ca.gov/watershed-stewards-program/.
WSP fosters inclusion, inspires innovation, and encourages respect by embracing the diverse talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of all applicants. Each of us brings to the table a lifetime of experiences and knowledge. Each of us is different and adds value to the organization because of these differences. WSP seeks applicants that represent the racial, gender, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of American society.
During their service, Team Leaders participate in a wide array of activities, including:
The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) Team Leaders assist with the training and coordination of education, outreach, and volunteer events for WSP Members in a given region of California. Each Team Leader provides support and leadership to WSP Members in their district (about 12-15 Members) and assists WSP staff with event and program coordination. Additionally, Team Leaders model best practices and support networking among Members, building capacity and community across sites. WSP’s Team Leaders are integral Members of the support team and are central to developing the Members’ experience.
The specific responsibilities will differ depending on individual assignments and the Team Leader’s interests/strengths, but the main duties include:
Wonders of Watersheds (WOW!) Education Coordination and Support:
Outreach Coordination and Support:
Volunteer Recruitment Coordination and Support:
Qualifications for Applicants:
Preferred Skills and Qualities for Members:
How to Apply to WSP:
If you have any questions about the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program or how to apply, please contact the WSP Recruiters, firstname.lastname@example.org Jody Weseman (805) 542-8461 or Greg Poulton (707)725-8601.