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January 15, 2013

From Nancy Baer:

Just a reminder that the deadline for Groundwork Richmond's Fellow position is next Friday, January 18. It is now possible to apply electronically by sending a resume and the completed questionnaire to groundworkrichmond@gmail.com.

Please pass this on to Richmond young folks who might be interested.  Warm regardse, Nancy

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible, so you can be thinking about interested young people, and pass this along to them -- amid the busy-ness of the season.

Groundwork Richmond is pleased to announce that we have a Groundwork Fellow position available. This is a little like an Americorps position; geared to help a young person who has some environmental experience take the next steps. We are looking for a local young person with an AA or BA degree who is interested in further developing their skills and experience. The GWR Fellow will work on Groundwork-sponsored outdoor improvement projects here in Richmond and will be involved in orientation, training, and conferences at the national level.  He or she will be one of 3 Fellows from Groundwork organizations across the country. DETAILS and APPLICATION process is in the attached description, closing date January 18th.The application will also be download-able from groundworkrichmond.org later today.

Please think about the young people you know and have worked with and share this with them. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season, whatever your tradition is. Best Regards, Nancy

Nancy Baer, Chair
Groundwork Richmond Board of Directors
Groundwork Richmond

Groundwork Richmond Fellow Position Available

Groundwork Richmond (GWR) is looking for a local young person with experience working on outdoor improvement projects to work as a Groundwork Intern/Fellow for a one year period. The person selected will work on local projects related to improving Richmond’s outdoor environment, have learning and training opportunities, and travel to national meetings and conferences.  Priority will be given to applicants who have participated in existing Richmond environmental improvement efforts.

Groundwork Richmond is dedicated to assisting the City to reach its goals for improving the outdoor environment and to engaging community residents and youth in local improvement projects. Our 2013 priorities are neighborhood tree planting and developing our adopted site on the Richmond Greenway. The Groundwork Richmond Fellow position is part of a program sponsored by the National Park Service and Groundwork USA to assist interested young people in developing careers in environmentally related fields. GWR  is one of 3 Groundwork USA organizations across the country who have been invited to participate.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Has previous experience working on projects that improve the outdoor environment
  • Has a strong interest in working in an environmentally-oriented field, parks or outdoor setting
  • Has completed a Bachelor’s or AA Degree
  • Is familiar with and committed to the needs of lower-income communities of color
  • Is a motivated, responsible, self-starter
  • Is good at working with community members

GWR Fellow responsibilities will be to:

  • Organize community outreach, canvassing, and community engagement for Groundwork projects
  • Coordinate tree-planting and Greenway stewardship events
  • Work with GWR’s Hometown Richmond Green Team and the National Park Service on environmental education and to complete planting projects
  • Attend local community meetings representing Groundwork Richmond
  • Assist with administrative tasks related to website and materials development
  • Participate in mandatory orientation and training with other Groundwork Fellows
  • Attend the Groundwork USA Youth Summit in Fall 2013.

The Groundwork Richmond fellowship will begin in February 2013 and end January 2014. The position will start out as part-time and move to 4 days a week after the first month. The pay is $12/hr plus 13% fringe benefits. Many activities take place on weekends; there will be evening and weekend hours. Local travel and travel to mandatory meetings and conferences will be paid by GWR. Groundwork Richmond will also provide supervision and mentorship, office space, and computer access. The GWR Fellow will be supervised by the GWR Executive Director.

To Apply: Submit resume and your response to the attached questions by January 18, 2013 to Sarah Calderon at the address below.

Groundwork Richmond Fellow
Supplemental Questions

Please limit your comments to one page

  • Please tell us about your experience working on projects that improve the outdoor environment.


  • What interests you about this position? How do you think it might fit into your future career or work life?