2018 OSMRE Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) at MSI

MSI is searching for a talented, motivated, and self-directed individual to grow our mountain education and outreach programs as an Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation (OSMRE) Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA). The VISTA position will be located in Silverton, Colorado, in the heart of the San Juan Mountains; a community steeped in mining legacy.

MSI’s VISTA will build capacity to secure grants, partnerships, and resources, strengthening our core capacity to develop education and youth development programs. Additionally, they will help restore mine-impacted rivers and streams by piloting place-based, service learning programs to teach job skills, explore technology, and monitoring partnerships. S/he will help MSI build a strategy for uniting our small mountain communities through youth programs and Mountain Discovery Center. The VISTA will help address the need for youth programs for career development, job training, and academic enrichment needed for students to pursue science and technology in higher education. S/he will help complete the Needs Assessment, organize the San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference, advance the 2nd Silverton Innovation Expo to reach both mining industry and community leaders, and develop the Mountain Discovery Center in Silverton, CO. It is strongly desired that the VISTA have a passion for education and mountain communities, desire to build scientific literacy, and deep sense of inquiry.

Please review the information below and have your supporting documents in order before submitting an application. The position will begin on Monday, 26 March 2018. Since this is an Americorps position with MSI, the application process is through Americorps.

For more position details and to apply: Visit the AmeriCorps Website

For Information on the VISTA Program and Benefits: CLICK HERE

For help on how to apply: CLICK HERE