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Individual Placement/Internships
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Job Location

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Tracking Code

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4709-984
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Position Type

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Full-Time/Regular
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Position Title: Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators – NC Resilience Service Network (6 positions open)

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Reports to: NC State University Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

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Length: Term of position is 10 weeks; full time 40 hrs/wk

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Position Type: Seasonal, Full-Time, Exempt 

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Weekly Stipend: $600/week living allowance and $100/week housing allowance

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AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 pre-tax.

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Position Dates: mid-May – July, 2024

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Positions available: 6

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Locations: Greater Raleigh/Durham Area with occasional travel to Eastern North Carolina 

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Position Details 

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The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities. CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 18-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. These projects aim to be meaningful, respectful, goal oriented, and work for the betterment of the land and for the future of conservation.    

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Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators support coastal communities at risk to coastal flooding and inundation with the documentation of their communities’ assets and vulnerabilities. Creating asset maps and vulnerability assessments is an important first step that will enable coastal communities to identify and prioritize coastal resilience projects and activities. Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators will be placed with NC State University faculty members and host-community sponsors, where they will document community assets and vulnerabilities as part of a paired team in a three-team cohort. This is an AmeriCorps service member position based with the AmeriCorps program at CCNC.   

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Position Overview & Essential Functions

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Coastal Community Assets and Vulnerabilities Documentation:

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  • Research existing community and county hazard mitigation plans for infrastructure assets and risk assessments.
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  • Research existing vulnerability data layers that can be imported into ArcGIS Online.
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  • Create digitized asset maps and import vulnerability data layers.
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  • Train community management staff in ArcGIS Online basics to ensure usability of asset and vulnerability assessment data.
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Community Engagement:

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  • Create an engaging experience for community members to update asset maps to include additional community assets (beyond critical infrastructure) that are of “value” to residents.
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  • Develop a community science monitoring program plan (possibly in partnership with local schools or youth organizations) to document and ground truth vulnerabilities (ex. sunny day flood events, areas of poor drainage) that will be used to update vulnerability data layers.
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  • Work with community organizations and individuals to share final asset map and vulnerability assessment.
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  • Document community capacity assets and needs for future coastal resilience projects and activities.
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Communication:

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  • Practice inclusive and thoughtful behavior in building rapport with program participants, site stakeholders and program staff.
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  • Communicate regularly and effectively with program staff, and site personnel.
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  • Report data in online systems in a timely and accurate manner.
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  • Provide constructive evaluation of program elements (trainings, mentors, community liaisons, reports).
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Program Participation Requirements:

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  • Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
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  • Commit to service for the service term of 10 weeks of service, serving up to 400 hours.
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  • Participate in all required AmeriCorps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and travel as necessary. Coastal Community Resilience Coordinators will receive training in asset mapping, vulnerability assessments, and ArcGIS Online, as well as best practices for community engagement, group facilitation, and communicating about climate change with a focus on pursuing climate justice.
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  • Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
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Schedule 

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This position is held within the standard work week of Monday-Friday, 40 hours a week, with a possibility of occasional weekend shifts.

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Position Locations 

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Six (6) positions are available. Trainings will be held at NC State University, Raleigh, NC (and online). Field work will take place in Eastern North Carolina.

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Minimum Requirements 

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  • Must be 18 years of age or older prior to your start date.
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  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by your start date.
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  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
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  • Must pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.
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  • Speak, read, and write English fluently.
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  • Positions require a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check.
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  • Experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers. Comfort and experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing Internet searches, and navigating resources online, completing data entry, using e-mail regularly including sending attachments, using databases and software, using videoconferencing software, and attending training online.
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Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (preferred)

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  • Experience in ArcGIS Online, writing reports, engaging with community leaders and residents, and comfort in verbal communication.
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  • Knowledge of coastal hazards and climate change impacts.
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Benefits 

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Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 (pre-tax). 

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Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax) 

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Housing Allowance: $100/week (pre-tax)

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NC State University will provide NC State students with a travel and excess housing stipend ($3,000).

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In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. 

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For more information, please contact CCNC Program Staff at CCNCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org 

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CCNC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

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\"Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager.\" 

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Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators



Category

Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Tracking Code

4709-984

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Position Title: Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators – NC Resilience Service Network (6 positions open)

Reports to: NC State University Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

Length: Term of position is 10 weeks; full time 40 hrs/wk

Position Type: Seasonal, Full-Time, Exempt 

Weekly Stipend: $600/week living allowance and $100/week housing allowance

AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 pre-tax.

Position Dates: mid-May – July, 2024

Positions available: 6

Locations: Greater Raleigh/Durham Area with occasional travel to Eastern North Carolina 

Position Details 

The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities. CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 18-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. These projects aim to be meaningful, respectful, goal oriented, and work for the betterment of the land and for the future of conservation.    

Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators support coastal communities at risk to coastal flooding and inundation with the documentation of their communities’ assets and vulnerabilities. Creating asset maps and vulnerability assessments is an important first step that will enable coastal communities to identify and prioritize coastal resilience projects and activities. Coastal Community Resilience Assessment Coordinators will be placed with NC State University faculty members and host-community sponsors, where they will document community assets and vulnerabilities as part of a paired team in a three-team cohort. This is an AmeriCorps service member position based with the AmeriCorps program at CCNC.   

Position Overview & Essential Functions

Coastal Community Assets and Vulnerabilities Documentation:

  • Research existing community and county hazard mitigation plans for infrastructure assets and risk assessments.
  • Research existing vulnerability data layers that can be imported into ArcGIS Online.
  • Create digitized asset maps and import vulnerability data layers.
  • Train community management staff in ArcGIS Online basics to ensure usability of asset and vulnerability assessment data.

Community Engagement:

  • Create an engaging experience for community members to update asset maps to include additional community assets (beyond critical infrastructure) that are of “value” to residents.
  • Develop a community science monitoring program plan (possibly in partnership with local schools or youth organizations) to document and ground truth vulnerabilities (ex. sunny day flood events, areas of poor drainage) that will be used to update vulnerability data layers.
  • Work with community organizations and individuals to share final asset map and vulnerability assessment.
  • Document community capacity assets and needs for future coastal resilience projects and activities.

Communication:

  • Practice inclusive and thoughtful behavior in building rapport with program participants, site stakeholders and program staff.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with program staff, and site personnel.
  • Report data in online systems in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide constructive evaluation of program elements (trainings, mentors, community liaisons, reports).

Program Participation Requirements:

  • Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
  • Commit to service for the service term of 10 weeks of service, serving up to 400 hours.
  • Participate in all required AmeriCorps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and travel as necessary. Coastal Community Resilience Coordinators will receive training in asset mapping, vulnerability assessments, and ArcGIS Online, as well as best practices for community engagement, group facilitation, and communicating about climate change with a focus on pursuing climate justice.
  • Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.

Schedule 

This position is held within the standard work week of Monday-Friday, 40 hours a week, with a possibility of occasional weekend shifts.

Position Locations 

Six (6) positions are available. Trainings will be held at NC State University, Raleigh, NC (and online). Field work will take place in Eastern North Carolina.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older prior to your start date.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by your start date.
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Positions require a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check.
  • Experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers. Comfort and experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing Internet searches, and navigating resources online, completing data entry, using e-mail regularly including sending attachments, using databases and software, using videoconferencing software, and attending training online.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (preferred)

  • Experience in ArcGIS Online, writing reports, engaging with community leaders and residents, and comfort in verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of coastal hazards and climate change impacts.

Benefits 

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $1,459.26 (pre-tax). 

Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax) 

Housing Allowance: $100/week (pre-tax)

NC State University will provide NC State students with a travel and excess housing stipend ($3,000).

In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. 

For more information, please contact CCNC Program Staff at CCNCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org 

  

CCNC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

"Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during application or recruiting process, please send a request to the hiring manager."