The Palouse Conservation District's mission is to foster the voluntary conservation of natural resources by providing the tools, education, technical expertise, and financial assistance to support our local community. The Palouse Conservation District is actively seeking an Education and Outreach Technician AmeriCorps member who will serve directly with our Education and Outreach Department to deliver environmental educational services to our local community in schools and outdoor settings and help implement conservation practices with local volunteer groups and students. The three main goals of this position are to educate and raise community awareness on the importance of stewardship behaviors and conservation practices that influence water quality, and the impacts of point and non-point source pollution; to engage the public in natural resource concerns through outreach initiatives; and to coordinate volunteer participation. Position is contingent upon funding.
Member will primarily serve alongside the Education and Outreach Departmental staff in classroom and in-formal education settings, as well as represent the District at outreach events at a project site or community events. The Education and Outreach Technician will increase the community impact of District programming by planning and delivering lessons for youth, coordinating educational opportunities, recruiting and managing volunteers, and contributing to communication and marketing materials.
Member will also participate alongside other District staff and AmeriCorps members, supporting education and outreach efforts in Research and Monitoring and Resource Conservation, including service projects, conservation practice implementation, effectiveness monitoring, volunteer management, and professional development. Member will need to be available to serve in multiple outreach settings to a varied audience for extended periods of time.
- Typical work week is 40 hours Monday-Friday with occasional night and weekend work for outreach events
- Includes $1,450 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.
- Eligible for Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
- 1700 hour term (September 16, 2021 - July 31, 2022)
- The member will need to be able to serve in varying weather conditions (rain, snow, heat) for extended periods of time, over uneven terrain, and lift up to 40 pounds.
- All safety and necessary field equipment is provided
Must be a college graduate
Must have dependable transportation to and from the Palouse Conservation District office
Must currently possess a valid driver’s license
Must be able to work a 40 hour week
Must be able serve in varying weather conditions (rain, snow, heat) for extended periods of time, over uneven terrain, and lift up to 40 pounds