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Restoration Technician

1 Positions Available
AmeriCorps Member

Start Date: 10/17/2022End Date: 8/31/2023

Full-Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Occasional service outside of these hours.

Supervision: Position reports to the HCSEG Stewardship Coordinator.

The Environmental Steward will assist the HCSEG Stewardship Coordinator in riparian restoration activities to improve salmon habitat and Hood Canal Watershed ecosystems. These activities will include preparing planting sites; planting native trees and shrubs; invasive plant species removal; maintenance of previous planting sites; and native plant nursery maintenance. The member will lead volunteer planting events at restoration sites throughout the winter. The member will also be involved in ongoing efforts to restore and maintain previous restoration efforts at the Salmon Center and Union River Estuary Preserve.
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly Stipend: $2,066.86 before deductions and withholdings.
  • $6,495 education award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term, subject to federal tax)
  • Basic health insurance
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term (paid after successful completion of service term)
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Assistance with childcare costs
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • EBT Eligibility (application with income verification required)

To learn more about AmeriCorps and serving through Washington Service Corps, please visit their website at washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

Please direct any questions about this position to Heather Hamilton at heather@pnwsalmoncenter.org

Sustainability Coordinator

1 Positions Available
AmeriCorps Member

Start Dates: 9/1/22 and 10/16/22
End Dates: 7/15/23 and 8/31/23. End dates correspond to start date for 10.5 months of service.

Full-Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Occasional service outside of these hours.

Supervision: Position reports to the Farm Manager.

Sustainability Coordinators will participate in education, community outreach, volunteer management, and farm projects. Members will plan and develop nutrition and garden education programs for youth in local schools as well as for our 4-H club and summer camp program, Farm Stewards. Members support our U-Pick community garden through volunteer recruitment and management, as well as community-wide workshops and outreach. They will collaborate with staff and volunteers to plant, maintain, and harvest our food gardens and care for our 4-H farm animals.
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly Stipend: $2,066.86 before deductions and withholdings.
  • $6,495 education award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term, subject to federal tax)
  • Basic health insurance
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term (paid after successful completion of service term)
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Assistance with childcare costs
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • EBT Eligibility (application with income verification required)

To learn more about AmeriCorps and serving through Washington Service Corps, please visit their website at washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

Please direct any questions about this position to Heather Hamilton at heather@pnwsalmoncenter.org