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Garden Educator

Strategic Energy Innovations


Opportunity summary

Term length

8/19/2024 - 7/31/2025

Application window

4/1/2024 - 8/12/2024


San Francisco, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Spark children’s interest in science and develop their connection with the natural world to advance science and eco-literacy in public schools by activating elementary school gardens as a learning laboratory for environmental education.

Opportunity description

Climate Corps Education Outside is an 11.5-month, full-time AmeriCorps fellowship program.  The Garden Educator Fellow advances science and eco-literacy in public elementary schools by activating school gardens as learning laboratories for environmental education. Each fellow is placed at a school site. Compensation is a living allowance stipend, paid twice a month. There are as many as  30 openings for this position throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Other
  • please specify:

Requirements and qualifications


Residence in the Bay Area by August 2024. Commitment to the 11.5-month service term. Prolonged activity with bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate garden tools, a keyboard, a phone, a photocopier, a calculator, and office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with students as well as maintain data records. Adaptability to a physically changing environment. Able to work in the U.S.. Be 17 yrs or older.

Preferred qualifications

One or more years of experience teaching or working directly with youth, 2 or 4-year college degree or coursework in a related field. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. A commitment to Climate Corps Education Outside’s mission and vision. A commitment to social justice and anti-racism. Desire to work in a public school setting. Experience working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds. Competency in Spanish or Chinese is a plus but not required.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban agriculture
  • Community gardens
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Outdoor