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XWN is Hiring a VISTA

August 16th, 2017
The Cross-Watershed Network (XWN)  is a peer-to-peer learning network that helps river stewards connect and share information with their peers in other watersheds through a variety of lesson sharing venues.  The stated mission of XWN is to help resource (land and water) managers to their peers in the arid West maximize their effectiveness and impact through information sharing, collective capacity building, and collaboration across watersheds.  
The Tamarisk Coalition leads the steering committee and executes XWN programs by hosting the staff capacity, managing the budget, and fundraising. Since 2013, the Networked has used workshops, cross-visits and virtual collaboration to convene resource managers across the Southwest. 
Position Details:
In short, the OSMRE/VISTA (Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement/Volunteers in Service to America) will:
  • support local community restoration projects by ensuring that XWN is helping to meet the needs of local groups spearheading economic improvement projects (related to watershed restoration);
  • assist the sponsoring organization in fostering environmental stewardship by researching watershed concerns, networking with watershed groups, and developing strategic watershed-based planning critical to future funding and project development/implementation;
  • support environmental education initiatives for the community and sponsoring organization; and
  • assist sponsor organizations in enhancing community awareness and involvement through education and outreach.
Other responsibilities include:
Assist/coordinate fundraising from traditional and non-traditional sources, use feedback from the annual Steering Committee retreat to inform strategy implementation, host an annual workshop to connect practitioners across geographies, recruit community-based watershed groups, conduct site visits to XWN watersheds, survey participants to understand needs and how XWN can benefit them, promote the cross-visits, plan future education programs and increase number of watershed practitioners that are participating in XWN.
Program Benefits:
Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Training, Stipend. 

Click here for more details and to apply.  

Deadline: October 13, 2017

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