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Earth Team Program Associate - AmeriCorps

8/24/2019 7:00 PM Earth Team
Job Fellowship Earth Team Monthly Stipend $2115 End of Program Award $10000


Earth Team ​is a non-profit environmental education service provider. The organization was formed in 2000 by a coalition of educational, environmental, and governmental representatives who saw a need to provide curriculum connected environmental programs for high schools. The past 18 years have seen Earth Team grow from an all-volunteer run organization to a reliable and influential force in the environmental education community throughout the East Bay, CA.
Earth Team programs focus on youth development, environmental issues (waste reduction, climate change, transportation systems and air quality, watershed restoration) and emphasize hands-on experiences that drive change and innovation. The organization is committed to maintaining relationships with community partners and working hard to serve schools with limited resources and students who are often underrepresented in the outdoors and STEM / Environmental careers. Earth Team programs and outdoor excursions inspire students to develop a relationship with the outdoors, and encourage student leadership, peer-to-peer education, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and the use of information technology. Earth Team provides the opportunity for young, eager individuals to make impactful changes while growing and learning immensely.

Position Description:
Earth Team is looking to hire a ​PROGRAM ASSOCIATE ​to fill roles in the following programs: waste action, climate/transportation action, and restoration action. The position is primarily a field planning and field work position with some office and administrative work. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and delivering environmental curriculum in the classroom and action-oriented service learning projects in the field working in an after school setting for one year with two different teams of 12-14 high school students from a diversity of schools and backgrounds.

Overall Responsibilities:
● Act as a mentor and a coach for two teams of 12-14 interns, creating and delivering environmental education curriculum and action-oriented service learning projects related to Earth Team’s three work areas: climate/transportation, waste and restoration
● Facilitate weekly after school meetings and monthly weekend events with intern teams relevant to project focus
● Develop partnerships and work closely with lead teachers, project partners, expert professionals, and community members to further project goals
● Help develop and implement community engagement events to educate school campuses and the general public on climate change and environmental efforts
● Support the facilitation of Earth Team’s outdoor adventure series, including outings like rafting, kayaking, hiking, and camping
● Track, record, log, maintain, and report on all project and program metrics
● Participate in necessary trainings/meetings related to project implementation

● Be a genuine Earth Team ambassador, who exemplifies the Earth Team culture in all professional communications and interactions with schools and partners
● Passion for community engagement, cultural relevancy, and youth-lead learning
● BA/BS in Environmental Science, STEM-Related, Youth Development, Education or alternative and comparable academic or professional experience preferred
● Experience working with youth, high-school age preferred
● Experience delivering hands-on, engaging and active education
● Must have reliable vehicle and proof of insurance for regular work-related travel throughout the greater East Bay (the candidate may need to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 3 months to drive Earth Team’s 15 passenger van)

General Skills
(all of these skills and attributes are desirable, but not having any one of them is not likely to disqualify you from the position)
● Interpersonal Skills
○ Demonstrated ability and desire to work respectfully and effectively with individuals from highly differing racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
○ Excellent oral and written communication skills
○ Have a comfortable and enthusiastic demeanor with staff, students and public
○ Be personable and natural networker
○ Expresses a desire to learn and willingly accepts constructive feedback
● Leadership Skills
○ Innovative, self-motivated, and comfortable working independently
○ Team player who enjoys working collaboratively and following instruction while taking pride in own projects
○ Takes ownership and responsibility for actions, behaviors and contributions
● Technical Skills
○ Proficient in Google Suite (Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, etc.)
○ Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
○ Experience with social media and public-facing materials (Facebook, Canva, Wordpress)
○ Salesforce experience strongly preferred
○ Comfortable and eager to learn new technology
● Certifications
○ CPR/First Aid preferred
○ Experience driving a 12-passenger van preferred (CDL license desirable, needed for Earth Team 15 passenger van)
○ Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred