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Community Science Educator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/24 - 8/8/25

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6/25/24 - 8/8/24

Location

Huntington, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.44

Project summary

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Climate Corps program supports the dual-goal approach to creating stable, affordable housing opportunities while preserving the natural and working landscape, all in the face of a changing climate.

Opportunity description

Keep Vermonters of all ages engaged in environmental education and conservation efforts statewide. To make the change in the world we need to protect birds and their habitat. We will expand the constituency of people who care and take action for birds, and grow our flock to create substantive conservation impact. This member will focus on educating the public through community science initiatives, service learning opportunities, and hands-on education programs.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age or 17 years of age with verified parental permission; Be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards a GED as part of the service term; Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week.

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Education, or related field; 3-4 years of teaching experience, preferably in an outdoor or alternative education setting can be substituted for formal education; A strong interest in and knowledge of native plants, birds, conservation, natural history, and environmental pedagogy; Experience developing and leading outdoor environmental education activities; Experience organizing volunteers; Experience participating in community science initiatives.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor