Americorps Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program

Posted: 08/17/2019

The Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) is a public awareness and education campaign and citizen-based environmental monitoring program. Members will educate citizens on watersheds and train citizens to monitor specific waterways so that they are equipped to solve water quality issues in their local watershed. Core activities of the program include: enhancing and tailoring presentation materials, recruiting new community groups and schools for the educational program, delivering educational presentations, hosting water quality trainings, and conducting water quality monitor trips and cleanup activities.

• Knowledge and commitment to environmental protection.
• Have an interest in youth and adult environmental education.
• Experience teaching or leading groups outdoors is preferred.
• An understanding of curriculum development and lesson planning is preferred.
• Connections to diverse audiences is preferred.
• Experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability to learn new software/applications quickly.
• Able to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook.
• Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills.
• Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse weather conditions (rain, heat) for long hours.
• Must be able to lift 40 pounds and feel comfortable carrying heavy items.