Environmental Education AmeriCorps Member
Year Long Position Description
Start date: Jan 2, 2019
End date: December 2019
Benefits:Stipend of $1,152.50/month
- Education Award: $5,815 (received upon successful completion of 1740 hours of service; can be used on college tuition or loans)
- Loan forbearance, health insurance and childcare assistance (for members who qualify
- Duluth YMCA membership
Deadline: open until filled
The Environmental Educator will join a friendly, dynamic staff that is dedicated to carrying out Hartley Nature Center’s mission of inspiring lifelong connections with nature through education, play and exploration. This position will support this mission through our school and after school programming, as well as outdoor summer camp programming.
- Teach environmental education programs to diverse audiences, including school field trips, nature-based day camp, and occasional adult or family programs.
- Participate in staff trainings on outdoor learning, nature play, behavior management, lesson plan development, etc.
- Contribute to nature center projects, such as planning and implementing special events, equipment care and purchasing, caring for native plant gardens, live animal exhibits, monarch butterfly exhibit, etc.
- Work 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, plus occasional Saturdays. Hours fall between 8am-8pm.
- U.S. citizen or national or have Lawful Permanent Resident Alien status
- Successfully pass a FBI background check
- Volunteer experience or desire to develop a strong ethic of service
- Self-motivated, able to work independently without daily supervision
- Able to present oneself in a highly professional manner and represent True North AmeriCorps and Hartley Nature Center
- Experience working collaboratively with youth and adults
- Experience with outdoor education and/or nature programming
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Ability to relate with people of all ages and abilities in a positive manner