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Environmental Education & Economic Opportunity VISTA

Application Deadline: May 19th, 2023 by 11:59pm
Term Length: July 17, 2023 – July 17, 2024

Friends of Deckers Creek, a nonprofit watershed group in Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual that can develop, plan, and execute environmental education and community outreach programming, assist with scientific monitoring, and engage in field work.

In this full-time position, the FODC VISTA will have the opportunity to engage in a year of service while gaining a breadth of experience in project planning, grant writing, environmental education, scientific monitoring, water remediation, event organization, and nonprofit management. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into the nonprofit or environmental sector!

Position Responsibilities

  • Take the lead role in FODC's community outreach efforts
  • Organize fundraising events Perform grant research and grant writing
  • Maintain existing and build new partnerships and programs with schools and other local organizations
  • Collect water quality and biological community data in the field
  • Create outreach materials such as e-newsletters, newsletters, and annual reports
  • Aid in volunteer coordination and administrative support

Service Benefits:

  • $200 per month housing stipend
  • 20 days PTO in addition to federal holidays
  • Flexible full time work schedule
  • Possibility of remote work
  • Educational Award or Bonus at service end
  • Healthcare, childcare, and food assistance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Pet friendly office
  • Working in an interesting and exciting field!

To Apply:

Send your resume to Cover letters not required but strongly recommended. Any questions can be directed to FODC staff by email at, or give us a call at (304) 292-3970.