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eeCorps Environmental Educator (Catamount)

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

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.35

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 member serving with the eeCorps at Catamount Institute will support programs including field trips, after-school clubs, multi-week in-school experiences, homeschool enrichment programs, summer camps, community events/ programs, weekend events, teen leadership experiences, and more. Lesson plan development, communication, and collaboration with education staff are required to prepare for all programs.

Benefits

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

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Ability to serve in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions for long periods (including overnight). Ethic of national and community service and a strong desire to create positive change. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer literate. 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

Experience working with school-aged children. Adaptable and energetic, quick learner under new circumstances. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor