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Education Outside. |
|Type of Employment:||Full Time|
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
|Required Education:||Bachelors Degree|
JOIN THE CORPS
Are you a natural leader? Are you passionate about school gardens, science education, the environment, elementary-aged kids, or public service? We’re looking for people who share these passions to join our growing program—the nation’s first science-and-sustainability service corps. We’re looking for gutsy, energetic folks with a positive attitude and a can-do spirit. We’re looking for independent problem-solvers who also value collaboration and teamwork. Most of all, we’re looking for dynamic, bright people who are ready to dedicate two years of their lives to advancing science and environmental education in public schools.
The position starts in August 2017. Depending on corps member performance, school match, and completion of hours, there is a break in July before beginning a second term in August 2018. During the school year, Mondays through Thursdays are dedicated to teaching in the outdoor classroom at your school site and guiding science, sustainability, and other efforts with the community. Fridays are designated for professional development, which includes formal learning workshops offered within three content strands (garden-based education, leadership for community engagement, and horticulture and garden design), peer coaching, and administration time. There are occasional extended and weekend hours dedicated to service, schoolyard workdays, and community events. You will serve at your school site, becoming part of the school community. You will also be an active part of the service corps cohort, which means you’ll have a group of peers for support as you learn and grow together. You will have a designated program manager to support you in your service and growth.
Depending on your school placement, you may work to steward and strengthen a garden program that has already been created at your site or you may work to help create something new. This might mean creating an edible garden from scratch, determining what elements are necessary to make the space a functional outdoor classroom, procuring tools, and/or continuing to maintain and enhance an existing school garden. Get ready to get your hands dirty!
I. Garden-Based Education
II. Leadership for Community Engagement
III. Horticulture & Garden Design
AmeriCorps members must:
At the start of each program year, Education Outside holds a boot camp orientation for all AmeriCorps members. Some travel may be required for this orientation period. Corps members will be responsible for transportation to and from their work sites, as well as occasional trips to our main office, other school sites, or National Day of Service events.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged activity with some bending, stooping, and stretching; eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate garden tools, a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with students as well as maintain data records. Ability to lift 30lbs. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
This position is part of the AmeriCorps service program. As an AmeriCorps member, you will serve your community through Education Outside and receive a modest living stipend of $25,000 for each completed 10-month term, as well as health, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible AmeriCorps members can qualify for child care expenses.
Additionally, at the successful completion of your service term, you may be eligible for an education award of approximately $5,730, to be used for college, trade school, or other educational expenses, including qualified federal loans. (Education awards are only granted twice for serving two AmeriCorps terms. If you have served and received an education award twice, you are not eligible for a third education award.) During your service in AmeriCorps, you may also be eligible for forbearance on outstanding federal student loans.
We strive for a service corps that reflects the diversity of the students and communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other underrepresented populations in the public education system.
|Company Name:||Education Outside|