AmeriCorps Field Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 11:00am

Organization: 

Address:

Wenatchee, WA
United States

Job Category:

Volunteer

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach hands-on, natural science education programs in both classroom and outdoor settings at Barn Beach Reserve and off-site locations
  • Safely handle and care for live education animals
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment and field equipment
  • Manage participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety/risk
  • Train volunteers on Field Day activities
  • Create and implement lessons and activities for day camps (summer and school breaks)
  • Instruct day camp programs
  • Assist and support volunteers and high school interns
  • Collaborate with Youth Education & Community Programs staff
  • Teach programs independently and as part of a team
  • Support Wenatchee River Institute mission and community outreach
  • Evaluate impact of Youth Education Programs
  • Share in campus stewardship responsibilities
  • Take photos of programs and manage for different social media and marketing uses

Qualifications

  • Relevant previous experience working with school-aged youth in a formal or informal capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in science, environmental or multi-disciplinary studies or related field
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications or willingness to obtain
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to the natural world
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within teaching and community
  • Ability to work actively outdoors in a variety of conditions and share a tight office space
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to get to Barn Beach Reserve and other programming sites in and around Leavenworth and Wenatchee

AmeriCorps members are required to:

  • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident (must submit proof as defined by CNCS regulation)
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service (17 years of age with signed parental consent form)
  • Pass required National Service Criminal History Checks
  • Not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted through AmeriCorps. To apply, please start here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77973&fromSearch=true.