WVHC Seeks Applications for AFNHA AmeriCorps Position

Do you love the West Virginia Highlands and have a passion for environmental stewardship and conservation? The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is seeking applicants for the 2024-2025 Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area AmeriCorps position!

The Outreach and Education Coordinator will work closely with WVHC leadership to coordinate outreach efforts and engagement opportunities throughout the West Virginia Highlands region and beyond, in-person and through various media outlets, with the overarching goal of fostering a culture of environmental stewardship in the Mountain State. 

From facilitating the West Virginia Mountain Odyssey: Outings, Education and Beyond program to assisting the Dolls Sods Wilderness Stewards program, the Outreach and Education Coordinator will be essential in the planning, development, and volunteer management of events that aim to protect the unique character of the Highlands, educate the public about regional environmental issues and create opportunities for people to explore the great outdoors. The Member will also play a much-needed role in external communications, including contributing to our monthly publication, the Highlands Voice, and the occasional press releases, one-pagers, and social media posts.

Details: This is a full-time, one-year position that will start in September 2024. The position will be based out of Davis, West Virginia. Grads can earn an education stipend and may be eligible for a WV Public Higher Education Tuition Waiver. 

Email us at info@wvhighlands.org for more information about the position, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy’s mission, or any questions you might have!

View the position and apply online at: appalachianforestnha.org/conservation