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eeCorps AmeriCorps Educator

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/3/2024 - 8/15/2025

Application window

6/12/2024 - 9/3/2024

Location

Lafayette, Colorado

Hourly pay equivalent

$13.65

Project summary

Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming.

Opportunity description

The AmeriCorps educator will collaborate with Thorne Staff to support the growth and well-being of the children in the preschool, in-school, after school, field trip, and summer camp programs through daily student mentorship and program facilitation.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Experience working with children of diverse ages in informal outdoor settings. Ethic of national and community service and a strong desire to create positive change. High school diploma or GED required. Ability to pass criminal history checks required. Reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance required. U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident status required.

Preferred qualifications

Desire to learn more about child development and nature-based education and support excellent place-based, child-centered, emergent curriculum. Experience relating to and communicating with diverse audiences, especially Latinx participants and families. Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer literate especially MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Google Drive.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor