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Harpeth River Watershed Association
Posted on November 16th, 2016

Harpeth River Watershed Association OSMRE VISTA 
Harpeth River Watershed Association - Brentwood, TN 37027 
$11,880 a year

Make a difference and help protect the scenic Harpeth River by applying for an AmeriCorps VISTA position today! The Harpeth River Watershed contains some of the fastest growing areas of the country. If not managed responsibly, this explosive growth will result in a heavily polluted river, which will not only threaten public health, but the river ecosystem and resident wildlife as well. With both human and ecosystem health at stake, the need to educate the community, be active in public policy, and implement effective restoration practices is greater than ever. The Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) in middle Tennessee is dedicated to preserving and restoring the ecological health of the Harpeth River and its watershed. Our work leverages the scientific and technical training and experience of our staff and advisors with the efforts of a diverse corps of volunteers who are crucial to every aspect of our programs. Our programs include Water Quality & Sustainability, River Restoration & Wildlife Protection, Outreach & Education, and Recreation. The VISTA will contribute to all the programs above in some capacity. Primarily the VISTA will focus on our education programs, volunteer management, community outreach, and grant proposal writing. Applications are reviewed and the position will be filled on a rolling basis. Please apply early to be considered.

Member Duties:
  • Build capacity, contributing to long-term stability and success by assisting with volunteer management, grant-writing, and outreach events.
  • Facilitate connections with individuals inspired to make a difference in their communities. Acquire funding to help ensure program sustainability.
  • Develop strategy for effective water resource education that enables local residents to help protect and improve water resources, particularly in low-income areas.
  • Education efforts will improve community understanding of the importance and status of water resources, while increasing stewardship.
  • Assist in community revitalization by increasing and diversifying engagement efforts.
  • Disenfranchised communities, particularly low-income and minority, will be engaged through outreach events that inform and encourage action.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $11,880.00 /year
Required education:
Required experience:
GIS: 1 year
Environmental Education: 1 year
Water Resource Management: 1 year
Volunteer Management: 1 year
​Aquatic Ecosystem Science: 1 year
Required license or certification:
Driver's License

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