Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist – Field Coordinator: Twin Rivers Charter School – Eugene, OR

Northwest Youth Corps
Eugene, OR
Job Category
$17,000 total living allowance, pro-rated into even monthly payments
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist – Field Coordinator position is both highly demanding and highly rewarding, serving high school students identified as at-risk of academic failure and/or presenting behavioral challenges. Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialists spend most of their time in direct contact with students, either providing direct student instruction in small groups in a classroom setting, providing environmental education in the field, or facilitating conservation-based, service-learning projects. Duties and Responsibilities- Essential Functions • Assist in the coordination of the field and service work components of an outdoor high school including documentation of work performed. • Develop project specifications and coordinate logistics for field operations. • Function as a conduit to the NYC Operations team to ensure access to necessary tools and equipment. • Develop and maintain protocols for checking out TRCS field equipment. • Aid student learning through small group instruction in the classroom. • Provide individualized attention for struggling high school students. • Lead youth in field education and on service-learning projects. • Facilitate experiential learning in the outdoors. • Act as a role model for youth, manage conflict-resolution. • Camp with students and teaching staff on up to four, 8-day trips in a wilderness setting. • Attend all AmeriCorps meetings and trainings. • Transport student teams in 12-passenger busses to field sites. • Knowledge and experience with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Duties and Responsibilities- Secondary Functions • Participate in student conferences, interact with parents, and participate in behavior management planning. • Partner with other organizations and agencies, such as the School garden Project, Bergrenn Experimental Farm, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. • Coordinate school projects, such as student council and student appreciation. • Help establish one new school partnership. Schedule Requirements • Full time (40-45 hours a week) with a minimum of 1700 hours during a ten month service term from August 23, 2021 to June 23, 2022. Exact dates are subject to slight change due to snow days and other unforeseen challenges in the calendar.** • Service hours are generally Mon-Fri, 8-4:30pm, with occasional night and weekend hours. Program Benefits • $17,000 total living allowance, pro-rated into even monthly payments. • Health insurance plan, training, student loan forbearance with accrued interest reimbursed, City of Eugene bus pass, 15 days of break. • $6,195 education award upon successful completion of service term and all program requirements. • Members are responsible for providing housing, food, work clothing, and a pair of 8 inch tall leather work boots. The member will not engage in any prohibited activities as stated in the Member Service Agreement. Application Instructions Below Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until July 25, 2021 Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received Service Dates: August 23, 2021 to June 23, 2022 How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at http://bit.ly/NYCInternApplicationForm Please select “Twin Rivers Charter School 2021” when applying. Additional Information For specific information about the Twin Rivers Charter School or the Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist position please contact principal Jay Breslow at jaybreslow@twinriverscharter.org or 541-543-6299. For AmeriCorps related questions contact Caitlin Arnot-Copenhaver at CaitlinAC@nwyouthcorps.org. **Due to the unknown elements of Covid-19 and the potential disruptions to the school calendar duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on the needs of the school and our community, up to and including termination of the service term. We will address all questions about this during the interview process.
Desired Qualifications: • Experience teaching and/or leading youth, conservation, reforestation and/or outdoor recreation skills. • Desire for personal challenge and to help youth develop leadership and job skills. • Strong communication skills and a vested interest in community service. • Ability to participate in physical labor. Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or commensurate experience in Outdoor Leadership, Youth Development and/or conservation. • Valid driver's license and a history of responsible driving. Must be 21 years of age to qualify as a Northwest Youth Corps Driver. • Must provide current photo ID and proof of US Citizenship, US National or Permanent Resident status. • Willingness to undergo a criminal and sex offender background check.
Contact Person
Liv Kelley - LivK@nwyouthcorps.org
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