Headwaters is looking for our Community Program Coordinator VISTA!
Headwaters works to address public health issues relating to water quality through water monitoring, environmental education, and ecological restoration. Our specific program activities include sampling stream water at designated locations throughout the year, conducting in-home tap water testing in partnership with the University of Kentucky, and community engagement through the Letcher County school system and in partnership with other local nonprofits around clean water issues. Headwaters also holds regular stream cleanups and supports Headwaters on the Creek Summer Camp at Cowan Community Center, which serves under-resourced local youth and families. The Community Program Coordinator VISTA member will work to this end by developing and maintaining Headwaters community programming relating to these topics. The VISTA member will recruit, train, and work with a volunteer base for conducting programming; plan and execute environmental education in local schools; assist in development and fundraising activities; and assist in partner-led work with University of Kentucky’s Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences. This project will engage community members in citizen monitoring activities, empower youth through education on water health, and collaborate with ecotourism efforts as a means for increasing community knowledge and public safety in a region with low levels of environmental education.
To apply, please fill out the AmeriCorps application following this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=94736&fromSearch=true
Applications are due April 30th but will be considered on a rolling basis. Start date is July 20th. If you’re interested in applying and looking to have some questions answered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.