Fall 2012 MassLIFT/Americorps Positions at GWL Open for Application

MassLIFT/Americorps Member Positions - starting Fall 2012

Groundwork Lawrence will be hosting two full-time AmeriCorps members in the 2012 MassLIFT program - a Community Outreach Coordinator and a Service Learning Coordinator. The 2012 MassLIFT program will run from September 11, 2012 until August 23, 2013. All MassLIFT AmeriCorps members are expected to serve full-time, commit to serve for the entire 11.5 month term, and complete 1,700 hours of service. The 1,700 hours includes time spent in trainings and service with the full MassLIFT team. Weekly service averages 35 hours and may include some night and weekend activities.

    Service Learning Coordinator:
    MassLIFT Service Learning Coordinators engage youth in community service and service learning activities that encourage interest in land conservation and environmental stewardship. The Service Learning Coordinator at Groundwork Lawrence will help us expand our youth programs including an environmental leadership and youth employment program, a schoolyard gardening program, an outdoor classroom program, and an urban adventures summer camp run in collaboration with Mass Audubon. The Coordinator will help develop curriculum, support program implementation, and work with partners on projects such as certifying vernal pools in Den Rock Park, park clean-ups, and trail maintenance. The member may also develop youth projects based on their own conservation education interests and skills.
    Community Outreach Coordinator:
    Community Outreach Coordinators in the MassLIFT program serve to increase local support for land protection and stewardship, and to foster an ethic of community service and civic engagement among community groups and volunteers. The MassLIFT Outreach Coordinator at Groundwork Lawrence will assist GWL’s Project Director, who is responsible for managing the design and construction of landscape and infrastructure improvements throughout Lawrence, including the Spicket River Greenway, Riverwalk Trail, and community garden sites.

Click here to download the full job descriptions and to learn more about MassLIFT and Americorps and how to appy. Visit our Job Openings Page to read more about open youth and adult positions at Groundwork Lawrence.