Are you interested in joining the CCA team, while also being a part of something bigger? Then check out this exciting opportunity!
Application Deadline: July 21st
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Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) fosters community stewardship of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on Dominguez-Escalante, Gunnison Gorge and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Areas (NCAs) in western Colorado. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization encouraging cooperation among all NCA users and interests.
CCA has a robust set of programs that engage the community in education, citizen science and stewardship activities on both the landscapes and waterways of our regional NCAs. Our organization boasts diverse and long-standing community support representing a wide cross-section of NCA interests.
Further, our group also counts itself as one of the leaders of the ‘Friends Grassroots Network’ made up of similar groups, located mostly in the west, that work to protect and preserve unique BLM landscapes. CCA recently received national recognition as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Department of the Interior’s Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award.
This is a full-time 40 hour a week position based in Grand Junction, Colorado. The VISTA will assist CCA in grant writing, research and expanded community outreach to build the capacity of educational programs in the community. This includes assisting the Education Director to integrate stewardship and restoration activities into our K-12 education field trips. The VISTA will provide students with information about CCA programs as well as career opportunities that exist related to public lands and land management. The VISTA will assist in adding volunteer capacity and formalizing our volunteer program to expand our current river and land-based restoration activities, including leading the ongoing expansion and updating of our trail stewardship program.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the VISTA.