AmeriCorps Outdoor Education Instructor - full-time

  • Conserving Carolina
  • Cedar Mountain, NC, USA
  • Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation

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.

This AmeriCorps Position is hosted by Mountain Roots. The Outdoor Education instructor assists with the facilitation and development of our growing Outdoor Education programs as we expand our outreach programs into low income communities. Mountain Roots OE programs are integrated into weekly programming at several local public schools. Mountain Roots programs are relatively new and expanding throughout the region. We reach students from a range of backgrounds as we introduce and inspire them with the wonders of nature in their backyard. This position also involves a key role in our outdoor-based summer camps. By the design of our program, we are able to influence hundreds of participants at local public schools--aligning both our vision of more kids exploring outside and connecting with nature.

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 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  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



Nonprofit- NGO