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CVA Leader

at Conservation Legacy

Posted: 3/18/2020
Job Reference #: 1827
Categories: Other/General

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The CVA Leader demonstrates experience and leadership as they provide peer-like support to members at host sites and is an advocate for CVA interests in volunteer program operations. Working closely with NPS staff and partnering organizations, the CVA Leader is assigned project work that assists with the development and implementation of structured programming and training activities related to CVA operations and support of the Volunteers-In-Parks program as a whole. CVA Leader models professionalism and reports directly to the Service wide Volunteer Program Manager in the NPS Directorate of Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers headquartered in Washington, DC.



The Community Volunteer Ambassador program seeks interested applicants who have prior National Service (such as AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Peace Corps) and/or

conservation corps or government experience and who have demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old; possess a bachelor's degree or higher in any field of study; be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien; and have a valid U.S. driver's license. Prior CVA experience is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Service-wide Volunteers-In-Parks Program Manager in building standard operating procedures (SOP) and training resources;
  • Be available to the CVAs as a resource for anything they might need or are struggling with, help motivate, direct, and support as necessary;
  • Serves as a liaison helping to collect feedback and document trends happening in the field;
  • Manage social media accounts, websites and coordinate with partners on press releases and media outreach;
  • Support communication activities including preparing briefing statements and other presentations and reports;
  • Coordinate agency guidance and resources to national days of service events such as National Volunteer Week, National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day, and MLK Day;
  • Motivate, direct, and connect members to professional development opportunities and support services;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled regional and national meetings/calls; model and represent NPS, VIP, and CVA, as necessary. 



CVA leader will receive a weekly stipend of $540, limited health care/child care benefits, and the opportunity to earn the AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095.00). CVA Leader will be exposed to a variety of NPS staff and operations, and will gain valuable management, leadership, and administrative experience.


CVA Leader Requirements

  • Relocate to Washington, DC
  • Participate in the CVA National Early Service Training in early spring 2020
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Make a full-time, 1-year commitment
  • Serve with diverse groups of people and manage conflicts
  • Enforce NPS policies and regulations
  • Submit proof of a Driver’s License and pass a federal background check


How to Apply
Applicants will need to submit a detailed resume, preferably a federal resume, and cover letter explaining their qualifications for and interest in the position.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, November 29th.
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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