AmeriCorps Environmental Education & Volunteer Coordinator

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Employer
Resilience Corps NC
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 19, 2021
Ref
2194647528
Discipline
Botany
Employment Type
Volunteer
Salary Type
Salary
This position is with North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, located in Wilmington, NC. Coastal Land Trust's mission is to enrich the coastal communities of our state through conservation of natural areas and working landscapes, education, and the promotion of good land stewardship.

The 2021-2022 AmeriCorps positions will have a start date (for new full-time 11 month members) of September 1st 2021 and an end date of July 31st 2022.

**Please make sure you upload all of the required documents - Resume, Cover Letter, State or Federal ID, College Transcripts, Birth Certificate (if US Passport not uploaded).** If required documents are not uploaded at time of application, any offer for employment will be withheld until they are provided. All AmeriCorps Members must submit to having a National Sex Offender, State of Residence (if state is different than NC), State of NC, and Federal FBI Background check conducted. Any applicant denying to submit to these checks will be automatically disqualified as per federal regulations.

For the 2021-2022 service year, Resilience Corps NC offers a living stipend of $17,000 for 11 months, health insurance reimbursement for premiums, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities (individual trainings, enrollment in NC Environmental Education Certificate Program, and conferences in conjunction with the NC Commission on Volunteerism). Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $6,345 from the National Service Trust.

CTNC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference or familial status.

CTNC seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities, particularly of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background, in conservation careers. Connecting more diverse applicants to an employment pathway has led to greater equity, diversity and inclusion of all people in conservation.

Purpose of the Position

This position will assist the Associate Director/Director of Stewardship and Community Conservation in implementing and expanding the environmental education programs and curricula at 4 of NCCLT's preserves: Piney Ridge Nature Preserve, Everett Creek Preserve, Gale's Creek Preserve, and Springer's Point Preserve as well as on site environmental education at partner properties: Halyburton Park, Brunswick Nature Park, and Holly Shelter game lands. The Coordinator will assist staff in writing and editing environmental education materials as well as leading and assisting classroom, digital and field lessons based on the Coastal Land Trust's curricula. The Coordinator will identify underserved schools in areas near the preserves and recruit and support teachers, school administrators, volunteers and others to become involved in environmental education programs in elementary and middles schools in New Hanover, Onslow, Carteret, Pender, and Brunswick counties. The Coordinator will manage volunteers for environmental education and outreach. The Coordinator will also assist the Coastal Land Trust staff in a variety of other activities related to land stewardship, conservation outreach, and special events, as well as organize and lead hikes to the public.

Position Responsibilities and Duties
  • Organize and lead environmental education programs at select preserves using established curricula
  • Create new digital content based on existing curricula.
  • Research and identify underserved schools in 5 county service area and cultivate 2 new partnerships with schools
  • Identify, recruit and support additional teachers at underserved schools and volunteers to be included in program
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for environmental education and outreach
  • Lead educational hikes offered to the public on select Coastal Land Trust preserves

  • Qualifications
  • A minimum of Bachelor's degree preferably in education or botany, ecology, biology, environmental science or natural resources management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer skills
  • Good physical condition, including ability to work in the field in varying field conditions as required by site inspections, trail work, field trips and other assignments
  • Driver's license Must pass background check.

  • Essential Functions / Physical Demands

    Willingness and ability to work outside in hot climate in all seasons and exposure to insects, animals, and other conditions incident to field work in forests, fields, and wetlands. Comfortable working with groups of children.

    Preferred Schedule

    Position will require some long days and irregular business hours when in the field as well as some weekends. Office time is regular business hours.