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Naturalist Educator

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

Montpelier, Vermont

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details Living allowance $30,000 for 11 months of service
Deadline Aug 09, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Naturalist Educator

North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, Vermont

Do you have a passion for the wonders of the natural world? Put your passion into practice! Join North Branch Nature Center in inspiring and teaching people of all ages about the wonders of nature through outdoor experiences, stewardship, citizen science projects, and lessons in natural history

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps).  The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape.  VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

NBNC’s mission is to connect people with the natural world. Our vision is a world in which people learn, teach, and play together in nature supporting healthy, resilient communities and ecosystems. The goal of the Naturalist Educator position is to help us provide experiential and informational programs to help Connect People with the Natural World. This position will involve teaching in a variety of our youth programs as well as hosting and supporting public events and adult natural history programs on topics related to the candidate’s interests and experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Co-teach elementary students and collaborate with teachers as part of our Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) program in local public schools
  • Co-teach afterschool programs
  • Plan and teach summer camp programs for children ages 4-14
  • Support/co-teach/collaborate with staff of ECO Homeschool
  • Support Robin’s Nest and Forest Preschool early childhood program
  • Uphold NBNC’s commitment to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI.)
  • Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
  • Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
  • Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.

Additional Information:

Service is to be performed primarily outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Service will require frequent hikes over uneven and steep terrain. As our vision states, we envision a world in which people learn, teach, and play together in nature. This also aptly describes the work and service atmosphere at NBNC.

Position begins September 9th, 2024 and ends August 8th, 2025.

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 47 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $30,000 (pre-tax) for the service term. Member will receive an education award of $7,395 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. 

Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

To Apply: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

For questions about this position or to send additional materials:

Carrie Riker, (802) 229-6206

carrie@northbranchnaturecenter.org

713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

Application deadline: August 9, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.

Additional information on the AmeriCorps is available at www.americorps.gov.

HOW TO APPLY

To learn more and read the full position description please visit: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

To apply please complete an application through the MyAmeriCorps portal at this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100911 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education, Land Trust
Tags Conservation Corps, Naturalist