Watershed Stewards Program Team Leader & AmeriCorps Member
Company: Americorps Watershed Stewards Program
Posted on: January 11, 2022
The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is seeking Team Leader
For Service Year 28
(October 3rd, 2021 August 18th, 2022)
Application Due: June 30th, 2021
Join a team of 44 committed individuals throughout California and
engage in watershed protection, community outreach and education,
and restoration projects! Spend 10 months working alongside
environmental professionals and WSP staff in San Luis Obispo, CA or
Each of us is different and adds value to the organization because
of these differences. WSP fosters inclusion, cultivates leadership
and encourages respect by embracing the diverse circumstances,
perspectives, and backgrounds of all applicants. WSP seeks
applicants that represent the racial, gender, cultural, and
socio-economic diversity of our global society.
WSP Program Overview:
For 27 years, the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) has been engaged
in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and
education throughout coastal California. The primary focus of WSP
is to assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration
for salmonids (Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout) in
order to rehabilitate these threatened and endangered species to
healthy and historic populations. Additionally, WSP provides
watershed education and outreach in high-needs communities
throughout the state, engages WSP Corpsmembers in volunteer
recruitment efforts to increase the capacity and reach of partner
organizations, and helps Corpsmembers develop into the next
generation of environmental professionals.
WSP Team Leaders serve under the guidance of WSP staff and assist
WSP Corpsmembers throughout their term of service. Learn more about
each unique Team Leader position on WSPs website:
During their service, Team Leaders participate in a wide array of
Assisting with the training and coordination of education,
outreach, and volunteer events for WSP Corpsmembers in a given
region of California. Each Team Leader provides support and
leadership to WSP Corpsmembers in their district (about 11-12
Corpsmembers) and assists WSP staff with event and program
coordination. Additionally, Team Leaders model best practices and
support networking among Corpsmembers, building capacity and
community across sites. WSPs Team Leaders are integral members of
the support team and are central to developing the Corpsmembers
The specific responsibilities will differ depending on individual
assignments and the Team Leaders interests/strengths, but the main
Wonders of Watersheds (WOW!) Education Coordination and
Use of Excel to manage Education Program data.
Assist and support Corpsmembers in WOW! curriculum implementation
and classroom management, as requested.
Maintain WSPs educational materials and oversee the check-out
Work in partnership with the California Conservation Corps on a
series of educational presentations for CCC Corpsmembers.
Teach at least five 90-minute WOW! lessons to at least 25
Field-test new WOW! curriculum.
Outreach Coordination and Support:
Create outreach materials (graphics, videos, posters, etc.) using
software such as Adobe Premiere, Microsoft 365, Canva, etc.
Develop and update procedures to ensure future continuity of
program outreach efforts.
Collect, edit and organize Corpsmembers' submissions for various
program-wide outreach efforts.
Assist Corpsmembers in finding volunteer opportunities for National
Serve as a representative to the WSP Advisory Committee by
attending annual meetings, and presenting position-specific program
Actively seek and coordinate new community outreach opportunities
throughout the program year, with special emphasis on targeting
Volunteer Recruitment Coordination and Support:
Attend and support all Watershed Awareness Volunteer Events (WAVE)
within the Team Leaders specific district. This includes driving to
the event in a state vehicle, transporting necessary tools, and
being present at the event as a WSP representative. These events
often occur on weekends and may require overnight travel.
Support Corpsmembers in WAVE development, including volunteer
recruitment, media outreach, completion of the necessary paperwork,
reviewing safety materials, and general check-in prior to the
Each Team Leader will organize their own WAVE and recruit a minimum
of 30 community volunteers for a hands-on watershed restoration
Corpsmember/ Program Support:
Maintain regular communication with WSP Corpsmembers in a specified
district. Assist them in navigating program requirements. Serve as
an example for punctuality, organization, and professionalism.
Assist WSP staff in planning WSP trainings and events. Lead
components of WSP trainings and webinars.
Assist with photo and video documentation at all WSP events.
Provide direction to WSP Corpsmembers during times of personal,
professional, or external crisis through check-in phone/Zoom calls,
and by supplying them with appropriate resources and alerting the
Program Coordinator as needed.
Region I (Fortuna, CA) Team Leader Additional Responsibilities:
Assist with tracking and fulfilling CM Gear Requests, such as
uniforms and field gear throughout the term
Work with WSP staff to inventory program gear and supplies
Region II (San Luis Obispo, CA) Team Leader Additional
Develop, manage, and track WSPs social media presence (Facebook,
Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, LinkedIn)
Develop outreach materials for CCC newsletter, informational
presentations, and Corpsmember recruitment
Assess program feedback data, develop graphs, and present
Qualifications for Applicants:
Between the ages of 18-28 (by 10/03/2021)
High school diploma
U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
Possess or be willing to obtain a California Drivers License with a
clean driving record
No more than 2 points on CA drivers record
Interest in environmental education and volunteer management
Willing and able to relocate to Placement Site community
(relocation expenses are not provided)
Ability to work independently and willingness to take initiative on
Effective communication skills and emotional intelligence
A good basis in leadership and event management
Ability to collaborate with other Team Leaders and staff on
Flexibility and passion to help WSP succeed in its goals
A monthly living stipend of $1,999
A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $6,345 and a California
for All award of $3,655 upon completion of the program.
No-cost medical insurance
Student loan forbearance on eligible loans
Childcare subsidy if Corpsmember meets eligibility requirements
Uniform and field gear provided
Opportunity to visit Corpsmembers and travel much of the state in a
Training opportunities in event development and management, grant
and report writing, marketing, environmental educational, plant
propagation, stormwater management, and field related surveys such
as snorkel, habitat, redd, etc.
Mentorship from WSP Program Coordinator II (San Luis Obispo) or WSP
Program Coordinator I (Fortuna)
Office with a view, standing desk,
Option to temporarily live in a shared dorm on a CCC center
($400/month includes room/board)
How to Apply to WSP:
Visit WSPs Website and download the Yr. 28 Application indicate you
are interested in the Team Leader position:
Watch the Informational Video at
Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th,
Year 28 WSP Application: available under the APPLY TO WSP tab on
the WSP website
Rename file: 1. Last,First Name_Application
Cover Letter: addressing why you feel you need this opportunity
Rename file: 2. Last, First_Cover Letter
One Page Resum: listing education and work experience.
Rename file: 3. Last, First_Resume
Letters of Recommendation: two signed LORs (may be submitted on
your behalf) to email@example.com
If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Program or
how to apply, please contact the WSP Program Coordinator
Jody.Weseman@ccc.ca.gov or call (805) 835-8584.
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