Rock Creek Fellow

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:15pm

Organization: 

Address:

Washington, DC
United States

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job Type:

Part-time

Overview:

Title: Rock Creek Fellow (6 Positions)

Reports to: Community Engagement Coordinator

Type: Part-time, Seasonal; Fellows will work 10-30 hours per week

Location: Each fellow will primarily work at a field site in Rock Creek (national) Park:

  • Trail 9
  • Broad Branch
  • Fort Slocum Park

Dates: Fellows may begin their service on May 17 or June 14 and will serve nine weeks; Average 20-25 hours per week (flexible schedule between 10 and 30 hours/week)

Our Mission: Rock Creek Conservancy’s mission is to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect. 

Responsibilities:

  • Host weekly volunteer events at designated sites in Rock Creek Park, including invasive removal and litter cleanups
  • Host or support weekly community engagement activities at designated work sites, supporting the development of community connections to Rock Creek Park
  • Build strong relationships for the Conservancy with local communities to empower community members to take appropriate stewardship actions following event participation by building strong community relations
  • Collect and maintain data relating to restoration and community engagement work completed
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience coordinating groups of people
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to travel efficiently to work in the field with equipment in many places throughout Rock Creek Park 
  • Ability to complete Weed Warrior and Stream Team Leader training (provided during fellowship)

How to Apply:

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info@rockcreekconservancy.org. In your application, please note your desired number of hours per week and desired work area if you have one. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after April 25. The pay rate for this position is $18/hour. Rock Creek Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.