Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership ALERT

Do you love the Sierra?  Do you want to gain valuable professional experience? Apply today to become one of the Half Term Members of the 2013 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) with Eastern Sierra Land Trust!

We are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded person to commit to a 6-month term of service with Eastern Sierra Land Trust. During the service term, this SNAP member will gain skills and technical training, mentor with land trust professionals and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.

Deadline for applying is 9am February 11th. Interviews will begin on February 18th.

Half Term Members will serve full-time, from April 2 thru Sept. 28th, 2013. As ESLT’s Education Coordinator, our AmeriCorps member will continue to expand, develop and deliver a high level of educational programs for the organization by involving our community and members in site visits, field trips, seminars, work projects, and fun children’s events. The AmeriCorps member will be involved in watershed protection, restoration and enhancement, in addition to educational programs:

  • Development and implementation of youth and adult environmental education programs, such as the Sunflower Garden project with a local Elementary School, Birds in the Classroom (in partnership with Eastern Sierra Audubon), and educational field trips for the public
  • Design, production and distribution of educational materials that increase public awareness and support for effective watershed and habitat protection and enhancement
  • Recruitment, management, and support of program related volunteers
  • Work with ESLT lands staff on conservation planning, including research, report writing, site visits, and meetings with partners
  • Assistance with easement monitoring and land stewardship programs

ESLT works with willing landowners to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values. The organization’s goal is to preserve and enhance important private lands in the spectacular Eastern Sierra while maintaining: watersheds and water quality; working farms and ranches, critical wildlife habitats, and iconic scenic vistas.

For a complete service description and directions on how to apply, visit, or stop by the Eastern Sierra Land Trust table at the 2013 Career Connections event, scheduled to be held from noon – 4 p.m. Thursday, February 7 in the Great Hall at Cerro Coso Community College Campus, located west of Bishop at 4090 West Line Street.

All submissions are confidential. People of color are encouraged to apply. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.


Photo Caption: Apply today to become an AmeriCorps member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust by visiting . A typical day in the service of an AmeriCorps member includes delivering educational programs, field trips, seminars, work projects, fun children’s events, and watershed protection and restoration projects.