Employment Opportunities

Confluence Environmental Center AmeriCorps Member

Position Summary

Dates of Service: September 9, 2020 – July 30, 2021 (11 months – 1700 hours)

We are currently recruiting for our next AmeriCorps Member for the Sept 2020-July 2021 service term with Confluence Environmental Center. Specifically, we’re seeking candidates at least 18 years of age that are passionate about working with kids, protecting fish and wildlife, and serving low-income communities and communities of color in the Portland-Metro region.

This position is a partnership between Confluence Environmental Center, AmeriCorps Program, National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders. NWF and ANWS are seeking an AmeriCorps Member to build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps Members, to promote environmental justice by engaging communities and partners in opportunities that help develop access to outdoor experiences (Family Fish Camp – 25%), to coordinate salmon education initiatives (Fish Eggs to Fry – 15%), to support sustainable environmental education (Eco-Schools USA, Schoolyard Habitats – 15%), to recruit wildlife stewards to restore/protect wildlife habitat (Garden for Wildlife – 20%), and general outreach and partnership development (5%) serving low-income communities and communities of color in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. The Member will also participate in Confluence led professional development activities (20%) which include: Professional Development Series, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities.

This position entails:

  • Promoting environmental justice by engaging communities and partners in opportunities that help develop access to outdoor experiences (Family Fish Camp – 25%)
  • Coordinating salmon education initiatives such as rearing salmon/trout in the classroom (Fish Eggs to Fry – 15%)
  • Supporting sustainable environmental education (Eco-Schools USA, Schoolyard Habitats – 15%)
  • Recruiting wildlife stewards to restore/protect wildlife habitat (Garden for Wildlife – 20%)
  • Conducting general outreach and partnership development (5%) in the Portland-Metro region
  • Participating in Confluence Environmental Center’s professional development activities (20%) and events

  • Member Benefits

    Confluence Environmental Center advances environmental and social justice through innovative partnerships, while promoting individual leadership. These life changing service opportunities address critical, environmental needs in low-income communities and communities of color.

    Benefits include:

  • $14,279 living allowance
  • $6,195 Education Award
  • Loan Forbearance
  • Health Insurance
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • $100 Training Fund

  • Deadline for submitting applications: June 24, 2020