Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Apply Now for Full-time Americorps Position

Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Roden and several volunteers hold ducks waiting to be banded at Deer Flat National Wildliffe Refuge (Photo by volunteer Al McGlinsky)Do you like to work with teens and adults? Are you interested in wildlife and ecology? Then apply to be the Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps member at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

The Volunteer Coordinator will work with Refuge staff and volunteers to improve and expand Refuge volunteer programs.  Current volunteer projects include habitat improvement, wildlife monitoring, environmental education, visitor services, maintenance, and more. Projects will include:

  • Recruit, orient, and train new volunteers, communicate with new and existing Refuge volunteers about volunteer opportunities, and organize formal and informal volunteer recognition events (40% of time)
  • Work with staff and volunteers to identify volunteer projects and develop position descriptions (10% of time)
  • Develop new and improve existing service learning partnerships (10% of time)
  • Coordinate individual and group projects (15% of time)
  • Help coordinate large-scale events working closely with colleagues (15% of time)
  • Work with Friends of Deer Flat board to help facilitate capacity building (10% of time). 

Full-time, 11-month position from September 22, 2014 – August 21, 2015.

This position is contingent on funding. Funding should be confirmed in late August.

Download complete position description.

To apply, submit:

  • AmeriCorps application (Download and complete all sections)
  • Cover letter
  • Narrative responses to the following questions: 1) Describe experiences that demonstrate your knowledge of and skill in supervising volunteers or staff and 2) Describe experiences that demonstrate your organizational and communication skills.

Submit applications to Susan Kain, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686, All application materials must be received by August 7, 2014. Please also send a copy of the AmeriCorps application to Joan Alexander at PCEI Recruitment, Attention: Joan Alexander, PO Box 8596, Moscow, ID 83843,

For more information about this position, contact us at 208-467-9278


Last updated: July 16, 2014