AmeriCorps Service Position:
Environmental Education Coordinator
Service Start Date: September 16, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2017
Environmental Education: coordinate volunteers; deliver hands-on environmental education/outreach to youth and adults in the class and field on the topics of native plants, salmon habitat, water quality, watershed health, forestry, Best Management Practices and others.
WSC AmeriCorps member will review the framework of existing Mason Conservation District's environmental education programs, develop recommendations for improvement, and update outreach activities. In addition, the AmeriCorps member will help to develop new outreach initiatives to address increasing educational needs in the areas of stormwater management and nearshore stewardship.
The AmeriCorps Environmental Education Coordinator will:
*Coordinate Kids With Conservation Knowledge (KWICK) Youth Education Program
*Research and develop hands-on K-12 Field Investigations
*Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Program Development
*Coordinate the Manure Exchange Program (MCDMEP)
*Coordinate Blueberry Maintenance and Propagation Workshop
*Coordinate Native Plant Promotion Event
*Develop Education Resources
*Assist with Shore Friendly Mason Program
*Develop Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteer Outreach, Recruitment, and Recognition
*Coordinate Volunteer Natural Resource Training for Local at risk Youth Training Corps
*Coordinate Three Elementary School Garden Parent Volunteer Groups
*Coordinate Stormwater LID maintenance activities
Members will receive the following for their service:
1. Living stipend of $1,195 per month provided by WSC (before taxes)
2. Training and experience
3. Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc. (if qualified)
4. Health Insurance (member only and only if no other health insurance coverage)
5. Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
6. $5,775 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 900 hours of service)
• Between 18-25years old.
• A U.S. citizen.
• Meet criminal background check requirements.
• High school diploma or GED.
You are really applying to two organizations – Mason Conservation District and the AmeriCorps program.
To qualify for AmeriCorps, you must complete their application at my.americorps.gov. Without a completed AmeriCorps application, we CANNOT consider you. AmeriCorps will email us your application once it is complete.
To apply to Mason Conservation District we will need the following:
- Completed AmeriCorps application (AmeriCorps will email us your application once it is complete)
- Compelling cover letter demonstrating your passion and fit for this position