Jobs & Internships

Green Team

Join the 2018 Gowanus Green Team, a green jobs training program that will introduce youth apprentices to environmental careers in green infrastructure and urban conservation. The team will spend time outdoors, performing physical work in green spaces in the Gowanus neighborhood including bioswales, tree pits, gardens, and GCC’s native plant nursery. The team will participate in classroom learning, discussions, and hands-on field training sessions, including field work with partner organizations. They will also go on field trips to learn about parks and restoration areas around NYC.

Qualifications:
• Currently a high school sophomore or junior
• Interest in working outdoors in an urban environment
• Interest in working on a team with a diverse set of partners

Responsibilities:
• Perform physical work outside in all weather conditions in green spaces around Gowanus
• Travel by public transit to sites around the city to work with partner organizations and learn about environmental issues.
• Participate in our Bioswale Maintenance Course and other classroom sessions focused on horticulture, stormwater management, urban forestry and design.

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Street Tree and Garden Intern (multiple positions available)

We are looking for hard working and independent interns to assist with garden, nursery, and street tree maintenance. They will spend the majority of their time outdoors, performing physical work at the Conservancy’s Native Plant Nursery and green spaces throughout the watershed. Interns will additionally coordinate volunteers through the Volunteer Program, and effectively communicate the GCC Mission & Vision at all public events.

Qualifications
• Experience/interest in horticulture and community stewardship
• Experience/Interest working outdoors in an urban environment – garden and street tree stewardship typically occur in the right-of-way
• Be able to lift at least 40 lbs

Responsibilities
• Garden and Street Tree Stewardship: Perform stewardship activities in gardens and street tree pits surrounding the Gowanus Canal
Water and maintain newly installed plant material
• Nursery Operations: Water, weed, and organize the Conservancy’s Native Plant Nursery
Propagate new plant material
• Volunteer Program: Work with the Volunteer Committee to host Clean & Green volunteer events
• Community Liaison: Communicate GCC Mission & Vision concisely and effectively to community members

Hours
Summer 2018 season: June – August (flexible start and end)
2 days per week, Tuesday-Thursday, 3-4 hours/day, mornings (choose two days)

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

NYC Service Civic Corps: Stewardship Coordinator

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, builds volunteer capacity and volunteer management systems at Community-Based Organizations and City government agencies in New York City. Community volunteers increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals in all five boroughs, including in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education & Youth Development, and Public Health. This meaningful service in the community also results in increased health, happiness, and civic engagement in the volunteers—and AmeriCorps members—who are providing those services in their community.

The Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and executing monthly volunteer events with an average of 60 volunteers at each event. This will include procuring materials, coordinating with partner organizations, performing outreach, training and managing volunteers, and tracking metrics.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Intermediate to Advance Excel skills
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills/knowledge
• Community Outreach experience
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Organizational skills and attention to details
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks (multi-tasking)
• Background in an environmental field or related, ie. biology, environmental science/policy,
horticulture, forestry, urban planning/design
• Ability to lift at least 40 lbs and work outdoors.

Responsibilities
• Recruit local volunteers, plan projects, and lead volunteers in projects that build their investment in the long-term management of green spaces
• Become familiar with Gowanus history and current city, state, and federal initiatives, in addition to the Clean & Green Program procedures
• Attend volunteer events and planning meetings
• Assess existing historical volunteer demographics
• Strategize outreach plan to recruit new volunteers
• Perform outreach to community groups, block and tenant associations, local businesses, and more in the Gowanus area
• Lead volunteer events at stewardship sites with local residents and other stakeholders
• Assess volunteer metrics to compare 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
• Propose changes to volunteer recruitment plan and execution of projects

NYC Civic Corps Member Benefits
• Living allowance of $14,300 pre-tax
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920
• Basic Medical Care
• Transportation (Unlimited Monthly MetroCard)
• Childcare assistance while in service for eligible applicants
• Student loan forbearance or deferment while service
• Professional Development Training

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NYC Service Civic Corps: Education Coordinator

NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, builds volunteer capacity and volunteer management systems at Community-Based Organizations and City government agencies in New York City. Community volunteers increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals in all five boroughs, including in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education & Youth Development, and Public Health. This meaningful service in the community also results in increased health, happiness, and civic engagement in the volunteers—and AmeriCorps members—who are providing those services in their community.

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and executing weekly school volunteer events with an average of 30 youth volunteers at each event. This will include procuring materials, coordinating with teachers, performing outreach, training and managing youth volunteers, and tracking metrics.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Intermediate to Advance Excel skills
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills/knowledge
• Community outreach experience
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Organizational skills and attention to details
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks (multi-tasking)
• Background in an environmental field or related, ie. biology, environmental science/policy, horticulture, forestry, urban planning/design
• Ability to lift at least 40 lbs and work outdoors.

Responsibilities
• Recruit youth volunteers from local schools to participate in service-learning projects and lead students in stewardship activities that build their investment in caring for the natural environment
• Become familiar with Gowanus history and current city, state, and federal initiatives, in addition to the Clean & Green Program procedures
• Attend volunteer events and planning meetings
• Assess existing historical volunteer demographics
• Strategize outreach plan to recruit new volunteers to participate in service-learning projects
• Perform outreach to local schools and school groups in Gowanus area
• Lead youth volunteers in service-learning projects at stewardship site
• Assess youth volunteer metrics to compare 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
• Propose changes to youth recruitment plan

NYC Civic Corps Member Benefits
• Living allowance of $14,300 pre-tax
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920
• Basic Medical Care
• Transportation (Unlimited Monthly MetroCard)
• Childcare assistance while in service for eligible applicants
• Student loan forbearance or deferment while service
• Professional Development Training

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