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Youth and Community Engagement Specialist Resource Assistant

Company: Northwest Youth Corps
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Delivering Benefits to a Multicultural Public " Resource Assistant Program The Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) will be advertising a Youth and Community Engagement Specialist Resource Assistant (RA). This is a 14 month full-time work experience from approximately late-July 2018 to late-September 2019. Created in 1984, and modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, NYC is a non-profit job training and experiential education program for youth and young adults to learn and work in the field of natural resource management. NYC will recruit and hire the selected RA candidate providing personnel and Human Resources HR needs during the placement. www.nwyouthcorps.org Position: Youth and Community Engagement Specialist Target start date: July 30, 2018 Duration: 14 months Status: Full time Duty Location: U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Portland, Oregon Staff Area: Office of Communications and Community Engagement. The Office of Communications and Community Engagement coordinates: media relations, Congressional affairs, youth engagement, conservation education, public involvement, partnerships, volunteer and service programs, internal communications, employee engagement, brand management, graphic design, printing and audio-visuals for the Region Overview The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region seeks a Resource Assistant to work in the Office of Communications and Community Engagement in Portland, Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region manages 24.75 million acres across 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland across Oregon and Washington. Within the region, there are more than 2,400 developed recreation sites, over 24,000 miles of trails, 51 Wild and Scenic Rivers, and two national monuments. Through culturally relevant partnerships, engagement, and communication, the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region builds connections with rural and urban communities to help sustain the health, diversity and productivity of these lands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Position Description Through a partnership with Northwest Youth Corps, the selected applicant will support the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office in the management of youth and community engagement projects and in conducting culturally relevant and responsive programming. These efforts will focus on expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in youth and community engagement programs; creating contemporary, multicultural environmental education content for the Regions 17 administrative units; planning, coordinating, and delivering youth and community engagement events in the Portland Metro Area; and aiding in the coordination of volunteer opportunities. Position responsibilities will include: Creating culturally relevant and responsive environmental education materials, resources, and training. Planning, coordinating, and delivering youth and community engagement events in urban and remote natural space. Delivering clear and engaging public presentations on environmental education topics to people of all backgrounds and ages, especially youth. Reviewing existing youth and community engagement projects and programs to make recommendations that improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. Developing and strengthening partnerships with organizations and groups that work with historically underserved and underrepresented communities. Assisting with the coordination of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. Managing multiple tasks and projects, often with limited supervision. Preference for bilingual or multilingual applicants, especially native speakers of Spanish or Russian. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Requirements Valid state drivers license and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of employment. Government vehicles are available for work-related travel but Resource Assistants are responsible for travel to and from duty station. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 17 years old. Anyone who meets age and citizenship requirements is encouraged to apply. Program Benefits NYC will provide RA a total stipend of $37,310 divided across a 14 month term along with health care coverage, workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare. RA will have special Federal Government hiring authority upon completion of their 960 hours of service. Additional Information If you have questions about the Youth and Community Engagement Resource Assistant Internship, please reach Northwest Youth Corps Internship Director Jay Runte at jayr@nwyouthcorps.org or 541-743-8590, Northwest Youth Corps Internship Coordinator Andrew Tagge at andrewt@nwyouthcorps.org or 541-654-4704, or U.S. Forest Service Regional Conservation Education Partnership Coordinator Brenna White at brennawhite@fs.fed.us. The Community The city of Portland is located in northwestern Oregon, bordering Vancouver, Washington. The major highways intersecting the city are I-5, I-84, I-205 and US-26. The population of the City Portland exceeds 500, 000, and more than 2 million people live in the Portland metro area. Additionally, there are many large suburban communities. Portland is a full service community with various and numerous businesses, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, denominations of churches, health care and educational facilities. The downtown area is complete with an open air plaza and offers a world-class public transportation system. Commuting is easy, whether it be by public transportation system, car or bike. Portland is one of the countrys most livable cities. It is known as the Rose City and world-renowned for its annual Rose Festival. Portland is recognized for its effervescent arts community and for the dozens of urban parks and green spaces. The city is divided between the east and the west by the Willamette River, and divided from the state of Washington by the Columbia River. Within a few minutes drive of metropolitan downtown Portland are farms and orchards, kayak-friendly waterways, wildlife preserves and the foothills of Mount Hood. The breath-taking Oregon Coast is less than two hours away. Portland is the main hub for various outdoor activities including biking, running, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountaineering, river rafting, water and snow skiing, wind and kite sailing and much more. Portlands professional sports teams include the Trail Blazer basketball team, the Thorns womens soccer team, and the Timbers mens soccer team. For more information about Portland, Oregon, visit the following websites: http://www.portlandonline.com www.travelportland.com/visitors/ Application Instructions Below Application Deadline: July 15, 2018 Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received. Type of position: Individual Placement Service Dates late-July 2018 to late-September 2019 Length of Term: 14 months How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references in attention to: Andrew Tagge - Internship Coordinator andrewt@nwyouthcorps.org Northwest Youth Corps Attn: Andrew Tagge 2621 Augusta Street Eugene, OR 9740

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