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eeCorps Youth Engagement Specialist

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

Denver, 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 Youth Engagement Specialist will help the Greenway Foundation with community outreach in target neighborhoods with high minority and low-income populations to better serve these communities through its South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) programming as well as act as an assistant environmental educator and youth mentor on SPREE programs serving high school students from these neighborhoods.

Benefits

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

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Organizational and communication skills to work independently and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer literate. 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

Interest in working with youth and in outdoor settings. Cultural competency working with communities that have previously had less engagement with outdoor education programs. Experience with environmental/outdoor education. Proficiency in Google docs. Ability to speak Spanish conversationally and/or translate written documents into Spanish. Bicultural.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor