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eeCorps Field Instructor (Cal-Wood)

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

Jamestown, 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

Our field instructors enjoy working in our beautiful 1,200-acre outdoor classroom with a team of other motivated individuals passionate about the outdoors, natural science, and education. Field instructors are responsible for providing a fun and educational experience for learning groups, leading outdoor recreation and teaching environmental science lessons. Summer and winter responsibilities may include serving as a counselor for summer camps or family camps, facilitating outdoor recreation, etc.

Benefits

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

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in natural resources management, fisheries and wildlife science, biology or a related field; Experience in non-profit and/or government environments; Experience with hands-on field work, including data collection using mobile tools; Strong research skills, survey development, data collection, and detail-oriented project tracking and reporting skills; Graphic design and web management skills; A basic understanding of natural resources and water quality issues

Preferred qualifications

High level of personal motivation for continued learning, personal responsibility for positive attitude, and flexibility are necessary to meet the demands of a dynamic residential work schedule. One or more years of teaching experience. Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications a plus. Bilingual (Spanish-English) strongly preferred.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor