Join Climate Corps Education Outside!
Are you a natural leader? Are you passionate about garden based education and teaching elementary-aged kids? Are you committed to public service? We’re looking for people who share these passions to join our growing science-and-sustainability service Corps. We’re looking for skillful, energetic folks with a positive attitude and a resilient mindset. We’re looking for independent problem-solvers who also value collaboration and teamwork. Most of all, we’re looking for dynamic, bright people who are ready to dedicate one to two years of their lives to advancing science and environmental education in public schools.
About Climate Corps Education Outside
Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) is a 9-month AmeriCorps Fellowship program that offers emerging science and climate protection educators and leaders unparalleled professional development and training as they drive cutting-edge environmental solutions and advance science education in public schools, outdoors. We transform school gardens into lush, living laboratories, and use these laboratories to activate student learning. Climate Corps Education Outside engages our AmeriCorps cohort to bring this service to 13,000 students in the Bay Area.
The Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) program serves public elementary schools in the Bay Area. This particular position is located in Oakland, CA and we are prioritizing candidates from or familiar with the geography of that area. As a CCEO Fellow, you will lead garden-based science and environmental literacy education at a school for 9 months and work with students in grades K-5, serving a high percentage of low-income children and many English-language learners. CCEO fellows must be committed to social justice and have cultivated or be willing to cultivate cultural competence and humility.
The position starts on September 1st, 2020 and ends on May 31st, 2021. While this is a one year commitment, we strive to maintain consistency for our school sites and encourage and prioritize applicants who can make a 2 year commitment to their schools.*
As a CCEO Fellow, you will:
Teach and plan ecoliteracy lessons for elementary school students in the Bay Area
Cultivate a garden space to promote urban students’ connection to the environment and nature.
Activate community and volunteer power to develop a lush outdoor classroom
Identify and fulfill a fundraising opportunity to promote the continuation of garden programming at a school site.
Participate in the CCEO professional development program biweekly alongside a cohort of emerging education and sustainability professionals.
Have ability to work in the US
Be 17 years old or older
Pass state criminal and FBI background checks
Be negative for tuberculosis
Be able and willing to commit to 1200 hours per year over at least one academic year*
A commitment to Climate Corps Education Outside’s mission
Experience teaching and working with groups of students (especially ages 5-12) outdoors
Experience working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds
Experience with gardening or farming
Experience prioritizing and managing projects
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with Oakland and/or Oakland schools strongly preferred
Competency in Spanish preferred
You will receive a taxable living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month and an AmeriCorps end of program education award of $4,266.
For the complete position listing please visit https://www.climatecorps.org/cceo-fellowship.html
*Second term is contingent on school site fit and continuation of program funding
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Black, Indigenous, and People of color, people with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.