Environmental Education Specialist-Oregon

Agency
Mt. Adams Institute
Location
Eugene, OR
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$1,200 Monthly Living Allowance, $2,960 Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance, Networking Opportunities
Start Date
05/07/2018
Last Date to Apply
04/27/2018
Website
https://mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/#public
Description
The Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN), in partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute and AmeriCorps, is now offering a full-time, paid internship. ***For more open positions and detailed position descriptions with full application instructions, please visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/ or contact Marijke Weaver, Program Coordinator, at (509) 395 3463 or maivolunteer{@}mtadamsinstitute.org. Position Title: Environmental Education Specialist Position Summary: In partnership with the Mt. Adams institute, the Environmental Education Specialist will, under supervision of the WREN Program Coordinator, carry out WREN’s environmental education mission by teaching classes and workshops, leading and participating in educational field trips for youth and adults, and providing educational outreach activities at community events (70%), work with WREN program partners to develop materials and programs (20%), and to support a positive visitor experience in the West Eugene Wetlands (WEW) (10%). General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): 1. Teach WREN environmental education curricula in K-12 classrooms, during community events and outreach, and field trip settings. 2. Conduct regular trail observation walks through WEW program sites to engage with public and report site conditions. 3. Lead environmental education activities and represent WREN at community events. 4. Collaborate with staff to develop new educational materials including science-based classroom activities and interpretive displays and programs. 5. Collaborate with partners programs and staff to gain an appreciation for their efforts in lands stewardship 6. Attend and complete all MAI/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings and national service days. 7. Complete and submit all necessary MAI/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner. 8. Wear an MAI uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events. 9. Member will not engage in prohibited AmeriCorps activities as outlined in the member handbook and agreement.
Qualifications
Position Requirements: 1. Familiarity and facility with basic Microsoft Office software, Internet search programs, Social media platforms, and standard email software. 2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and time-management skills. 3. Enthusiasm for nature, working in the outdoors and working with youth. 4. The ability to communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner with diverse populations, including project partners, staff, volunteers, youth and the general public. 5. Ability and willingness to work outdoors and in inclement weather. 6. Demonstrated ability to work individually and in teams; a collaborative, can-do, positive work attitude. 7. Serve occasional evenings and weekends. 8. Regular and reliable attendance. 9. Attend and complete all MAI/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings and national service days. 10. Complete and submit all necessary MAI/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner. 11. Wear an MAI uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events. 12. Member will not engage in prohibited AmeriCorps activities as outlined in the member handbook and agreement. 13. Personal vehicle/transportation is required for service activities and mileage reimbursement is provided. 14. Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. 15. 21-¬‐30 years of age, at beginning of service term 16. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. 17. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. 18. Able to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. ***Visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/ for a full position description and application instructions.*** Benefits include: -$1,200 Monthly Living Allowance -$2,960 Education Award -Student Loan Forbearance -Networking/Professional Development/Training Opportunities ***For more open positions and detailed position descriptions with full application instructions, please visit: mtadamsinstitute.org/internships/.
Contact Person
Marijke Weaver
Contact Phone
509 395 3463
Contact eMail
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