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Friends of Deckers Creek AmeriCorps VISTA

Position Description: 

Friends of Deckers Creek, a nonprofit watershed group in Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual that can expand their environmental education and Citizen Scientist programming. The FODC VISTA will have the opportunity to serve while gaining a breadth of experience in 1) project planning, 2) grant writing, 3) environmental education, 4) scientific monitoring, 5) water remediation, 6) event organization, and 7) nonprofit management.


Application Deadline: December 10, 2018

Term Length: February 2019 - February 2020


Position Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead role in FODC youth projects and Citizen Scientist Program
  • Maintain existing and build new partnerships and programs with schools, area youth-groups, and other local education organizations
  • Perform grant research and grant writing
  • Help organize fundraising events and expand community outreach efforts
  • Aid in volunteer coordination and administrative support
  • Help create outreach materials, e-newsletters, web content, newsletters, and State of the Creek Reports


Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Self-motivated individual who is apt at multitasking
  • Must have an interest in environmental protection and K-12 education
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong leadership ability, written and verbal communication skills, and experience in public speaking
  • Bachelor’s degree - can be graduating in December 2018


Not required, but a plus:

  • Teaching or tutoring experience
  • Knowledge of ecological principles and experience monitoring water quality, fish, and macroinvertebrates
  • Grant writing, event coordination, and fundraising experience
  • Document design and web design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or ArcGIS


About FODC: Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC), a non-profit organization based out of Morgantown, West Virginia, works to improve the Deckers Creek watershed through direct remediation, environmental education and community outreach. FODC formed in 1995 as an informal grassroots group of individuals who saw Deckers Creek as a beautiful, but neglected resource. FODC aims to turn Deckers Creek from a liability into an asset and source of pride for the community. Learn more at


About AmeriCorps VISTA Positions: A Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) member is a year-long, full-time position through AmeriCorps and the West Virginia Community Development Hub to build capacity for nonprofits. For more information on the VISTA program, visit


To Apply: Send a resume to Micalyn Stump at Cover letters are not required but are strongly encouraged. Any questions can be directed to Micalyn by email at or by phone at 304-292-3970.



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