AmeriCorps Urban Habitats Education Coordinator - full-time

  • Conserving Carolina
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects.

Summary of Position:

The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator is hosted by Asheville GreenWorks. The service member will increase knowledge and understanding of the urban forest and pollinator habitats among school-aged children in Buncombe County. Using GreenWorks’ Tree Detective and Pollinator Education backpacks, along with real live trees and pollinator gardens, the Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will lead hands-on lessons with elementary school students to build understanding of the importance of these habitats in the urban landscape. The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will also plan and coordinate a month-long Pollination Celebration with partner organizations throughout Asheville for the month of June 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions)
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions.

Compensation & Benefits

Half-time (900-hour) members earn

  • Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term.
  • Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education.
  • Mentorship and professional development such as training in a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training.

To Apply

Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org.  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities.

Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO