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Environmental Educator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/2024 - 8/14/2025

Application window

6/20/2024 - 8/16/2024

Location

Brattleboro, 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

Coordinate and lead community-based natural history and conservation programs. Engage people of all ages to learn about the natural world. Use the scientific process, hands-on activities, and outdoor experiences to help students learn about life, earth, physical, and environmental science. Foster a love of nature in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Lead volunteers in trail maintenance and invasive species management. Inspire connection to the natural world and its inhabitants.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be a US citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation 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 an National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

Some teaching experience with school-age children; Some experience creating interpretive materials; A strong interest and reasonable understanding of the natural world; Self-starter with strong initiative and follow through; Ability to be creative, flexible and adapt to new situations from day to day; Willingness to serve on some evenings and weekends; Strong communication skills; Strong organizational skills and service ethic; Comfort serving outdoors in all weather conditions with groups.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Individual placement
  • Outdoor