Conservation Education Specialist, AmeriCorps

Pierce Conservation District
Puyallup, WA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Nature & Purpose of the Position Pierce Conservation District is seeking an AmeriCorps member to serve in our Conservation Education Specialist position. The AmeriCorps member will serve in the Environmental Education program, developing and delivering lessons and field trip programs, conducting outreach to teachers and community members at school science nights and other community events, and assisting with special projects such as the Salmon in the Schools and Envirothon. About Pierce Conservation District Pierce Conservation District is government that works. We work strategically and passionately to conserve and restore the natural resources of Pierce County. Our work improves both rural and urban communities to benefit the health and well-being of our citizens. We work in five core program areas: Farm Assistance, Water Quality Improvement, Habitat Restoration, Urban Agriculture, and Environmental Education. The District works for clean water, healthy soil, salmon recovery and local food access for all. When you join the Pierce Conservation District staff, you join a team of talented and committed people who are mission-driven and care deeply about improving our environment and our community. Primary Job Responsibilities The Conservation Education Specialist reports to the Environmental Education Program Manager, and is responsible for the following: • Environmental Education Program o Plan and develop lessons for youth o Coordinate and lead field trips with local schools o Conduct outreach at school science nights and community events o Assist with special projects such as Salmon in the Schools - Tacoma o Coordinate PCD’s participation Envirothon (host workshops, register teams, plan event details, write tests, etc.) • AmeriCorps Cohort o Participate alongside PCD AmeriCorps members in team building activities, including service projects and professional development
We’re seeking candidates who are adaptable, team-oriented, and engaging. You should have: • Understanding of and belief in Pierce Conservation District mission • Knowledge of water quality, ecosystems, and environmental education concepts • Represent Pierce Conservation District in a professional and upstanding manner • Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities • Excellent organization, including event and meeting planning and facilitation, data tracking, and report writing • Ability to communicate with wide variety of audiences, including public speaking • Provide oversight for youth in classroom and field environments • Deliver PCD environmental education messages to relevant audiences • Strong attention to detail and excellent Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills • Willing to serve occasional nights and weekends • Vehicle and valid driver’s license Desired Skills - Public speaking - Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards - Experience with Cultural Competency in education
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Chris Towe
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