Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Water Quality Team is complete.

As of 6-12-2009

We only have 1 (August start) position left. This is an Outreach Assistant position with the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan. This position starts August 17, 2009.

see description below or go to www.cumberlandhcp.org


Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan project (www.cumberlandhcp.org)

Americorps Service Position Title: Outreach Assistant

Immediate supervisor: Emily Woodle, Outreach Coordinator

Location: University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Agriculture Campus

The Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) project partners with Cumberland Plateau communities (Cumberland, Morgan and Scott counties) to find a balance between economic growth and conservation of natural resources. Developing a HCP is a collaborative process with partners including city and county governments, state agencies, developers, utility districts, and watershed associations. Our project staff are from The Nature Conservancy, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

The main goal for this position is to assist the outreach coordinator and community members of the outreach committee to implement outreach strategies and activities. This position will be based in Knoxville, TN. There will be some travel to the Cumberland Plateau based on project need.

Essential functions

· Work with the Outreach Team, help develop and implement outreach strategies.

· Conduct research (gathering & assimilating information) as needed for outreach tools.

· Assist with the following activities:

o develop and implement educational programs for multiple audiences;

o develop education and outreach tools such as brochures, articles, and videos;

o communication activities such as newsletter development, updating web site, meeting preparation and minutes;

o develop and implement targeted educational/participatory programs for high schools such as service learning.

· Network with a variety of agencies and groups such as Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Obed Watershed Community Association, Cumberland County Home Builders Association, and local government offices.

Desired Skills/Expertise

· Minimum of 4-year college degree.

· Strong research and writing skills.

· Organizational skills.

· Ability to be a self-starter and learn quickly complex subjects.

· Ability to communicate in situations where diverse and sometime conflicting ideas are shared.

· Willingness to speak in public.

· Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft office software.

· Basic knowledge of aquatic (especially) and terrestrial ecology.

· Appreciation for variety of ways people relate to the natural environment.

· Appreciation for collaborative processes.

Flexibility in often changing circumstances

Teams are nearly complete!

Daniel Scott and Kat Perry at Kyle's Ford Retreat Center.

Knoxville Recycling Coalition:
Pamela Bishir has BA in Political Science from Texas State, she is originally from Plano, Texas. Pamela has tons of community service experience and we are glad to have her on board at KRC!

Knox County Solid Waste:
Kevin Levy has his BA in Urban Studies from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Kevin has led many community service events and has a keen interest in solid waste, sustainability and food systems.

UT Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE):
Elizabeth Moniz is a graduate of Boston University and has her BA in Italian Studies. Elizabeth is interested in sustainability-- especially how it relates to the "slow food" movement.

Ijams Nature Center Naturalist:
Jen Teagarden has her BS in Wildlife Ecology from Univ of Florida. Jen has experience working with groups and has an extensive science background.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful:
Nikida Koraly has her BA in Journalism from UNC. Nikida has been involved in planning several service events at North Carolina. She has a great heart for service and is going to do great things at KKB!

we appreciate you guys!
The Ijams Earth Flag and Knox County Recycling Education Teams are complete!

Earth Flag:
Ryan Worden and Rachel Plauche

Knox County Recycling Education Team:
Kristy Keel, Travis Williams, Meredith Hess, and Jennifer Ugolino

Ryan, Kristy and Travis are serving again with us in 2009-10!
Ryan Worden is from Pennsylvania and has a BS in ASL/English Interpreting from Bloomsburg University.

Kristy Keel is from South Carolina and has a BFA in Art Studio/ Graphic Design.

Travis Williams is from Tennessee and has his BS in Pastoral Ministry from Johnson Bible College.

Meredith Hess is from Dallas, Texas and earned her BA in History from Oklahoma State.

Rachel Plauche earned her BS Ed (early Childhood Education) from the University of Georgia.

Jennifer Ugolino earned her BA in Biology from Holy Cross.

We are so blessed to have such great people serving with us next year!