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Environmental Educator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/24 - 8/8/25

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6/25/24 - 8/8/24

Location

Huntington, 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

Spend your days outside, sharing the joys of the natural world with the community while serving at the National Audubon Society's Vermont office! As our Environmental and Outreach Educator you will be fully integrated into the Audubon Vermont team while you grow and learn about outdoor education, natural history, and conservation in Vermont. You will have the opportunity to lead hundreds of students, ages 0-99 in place-based education all year long.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age 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 a National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week.

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Education, or related field; 3-4 years of teaching experience, preferably in an outdoor or alternative education setting can be substituted for formal education; A strong interest in and knowledge of native plants, birds, conservation, natural history, and environmental pedagogy; Experience developing and leading outdoor environmental education activities; Experience working with preschool-age (3 to 5), school-age (6 to 18), and adult audiences.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor