Summer Camp Educator AmeriCorps – Washington

Mt. Adams Institute
Trout Lake, WA
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$450/week AmeriCorps living stipend (pre-tax, dispersed monthly)
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Please view the full position description, including application instructions, here: Land Stewards is a career development, AmeriCorps program for young adults, ages 21-30, interested in learning more about public lands/natural resources management or environmental education.  Position Title: Summer Camp Educator Service Dates: June 5, 2023 to September 1, 2023 Location: Trout Lake, WA Position Description: In partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute (MAI), Interns will spend the summer executing place-based outdoor science education programs for elementary and middle school students as part of the Mt. Adams Institute’s Education Program. Summer Camps run Monday through Thursday, for campers ages 7-10. During the summer, interns will be the lead instructors on all camps; building their facilitation and curricula development tool sets.   Summer Camp is dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the natural world through outdoor exploration and adventure. This position is an opportunity for a person who has a passion for environmental and science education, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and a desire to develop curriculum and hands-on education skills.  Essential Functions  To include, but not limited to:  - Collaborate with staff to operate a successful summer camp program. Summer camps operate June 26, 2023 to August 17, 2023.  - Lead and support summer camps with other staff members  - Instruct students in summer camp curricula and develop programming at times.  - Learn and support other camp operations such as driving camp shuttles, family communication and cleaning.  - Participate in end of camp season duties such as: gathering feedback, prep for next season, and campus clean-up.  Service Site Requirements - Ability to communicate effectively to the general public, parents, youth, and natural resource managers.  - Ability to stay organized, be on top of many moving pieces, and enjoy logistical challenges.  - Able to lead, supervise, mentor, and organize youth ages 7-10.  - Competent using a computer, internet applications, social media, and a variety of software.  - Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation.  AmeriCorps Requirements - 21-30 years of age at the beginning of service term.  - U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.  - Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.  - Ability to commit to the full 13-week term of service from the start date of June 5, 2023 to end date September 1, 2023.  - Attend and complete all MAI/AmeriCorps trainings and service requirements including orientation, a career development training the week of August 21, and graduation.  Benefits include:  - $5,850 living allowance ($450 weekly, pre-tax) paid over term of service. Interns are paid once a month, on the 10th of the following month.  - $1,824.07 education award (qualified student loans and/or education expenses)   - Loan Forbearance   - Live and work in a beautiful setting with many opportunities for outdoor recreation.  - Provide meaningful service to the local citizens and environment 
Preferred Qualifications - Background in education, outdoor guiding, environmental stewardship, environmental science, or environmental policy. - Experience working with elementary, middle and high school students in an outdoor setting. - Experience developing age-appropriate curriculum for K-12 students, especially material that incorporates in equity-based perspective. - Experience working with natural resource managers and issues on public lands.
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Erica Bingham, Program Coordinator
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