09 Sep Latino Engagement Program Coordinator
Would you like to implement a Latino Engagement Program to build stronger relationships with the communities surrounding the Willamette Valley Refuges - weaving the Refuges into the local Latino culture as a resource, destination and asset? Become the Latino Engagement Program Coordinator at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex!
We are seeking applicants that possess strong communication skills, a flexible and positive nature, willingness to learn and a passion for conservation and education.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license;
• Takes initiative, is hardworking and self-motivated;
• General computing skills. Experience with video editing and design software a plus;
• Desire to conduct education and outreach.
• Latinx individual that is bilingual (Spanish/English both verbally and written). A native Spanish- speaker a plus;
The Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex of Oregon is comprised of three incredible Refuges: Ankeny, just south of Salem; Baskett Slough north of Dallas, and William L. Finley south of Corvallis. The Refuges’ seasonal wetlands and farmed fields provide important resting and feeding areas for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds within the Pacific Flyway, and support the core population of wintering geese in the Valley. In particular, the Refuges hold the largest number of wintering dusky Canada geese within their range. At peak numbers, the Refuges also hold more wintering ducks than any location in western Oregon south of the Columbia River. The Refuges support some of the largest and most ecologically significant blocks of native habitat in the Willamette Valley.
Visitors to the Refuges frequently view herds of Roosevelt elk, bobcats, a variety of bird species, and they enjoy a diverse number of habitats in which to hike and observe wildlife: oak savanna, wet prairie, upland prairie, riparian corridors, emergent and deep water marshes, and Douglas fir forests.
• Timeframe: Mid-October – June 1, 2021 but can easily be flexed
• Work schedule to be worked out with the intern but will be a flexible 40 hours/week, likely from Tuesday – Saturday. The intern follows the same holiday and office closure calendar as staff.
• Free housing is available at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge (and Baskett Slough Refuge, if needed)
• Intern would be a member of the Visitor Services staff and supervised by Visitor ServicesManager, Samantha Bartling