Education and Outreach Coordinator
The Education and Outreach Coordinator -- an AmeriCorps State and National member -- will play an essential role on the Envirolution team. They will join a growing, fast-paced, small nonprofit where opportunities for personal and professional growth abound. If you desire to challenge yourself, acquire new skills and competencies, and directly impact the community that you will be serving in - read on.
With support from the Envirolution team and AmeriCorps staff, the Education and Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to extend opportunities for adult and youth education in the community around Envirolution programs. They will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of community partners and inspire the community to learn how Envirolution’s programs provide solutions for STEAM educators in Nevada, while also working with students to take an active role in sustainability and energy efficiency. This position will require approximately 40 hours of service per week, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday through Friday), with occasional weekend and evening hours served while representing Envirolution at community events. This position will represent Envirolution at any number of in person events, presentations, virtual classroom visits, presentations or a combination of both in-person and virtual. Benefits include federal and state holidays off, as well as two weeks (80 hours) of vacation time.
COVID-19 Status Update: As Envirolution navigates the changing public health circumstances, please know that we are proactively addressing concerns surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees is our top priority, and we have taken precautionary steps to reduce the spread of illness in our workplace. At this time, all Envirolution staff are fully vaccinated. Please note that some or all listed responsibilities below are subject to be done on a virtual platform. We encourage you to apply for this opportunity and do not hesitate to reach out to our AmeriCorps contact at Envirolution if you have questions or concerns regarding the recruitment process.
Primary Responsibilities: *Subject to more virtual duties due to pandemic changes*
Organize, attend and run Envirolution’s community events; from STEAM nights at local schools, to tabling opportunities at conferences and other gatherings; to 2021/2022 Truckee Meadows Earth Day, Fernley STEM Festival and other high-profile outreach opportunities.
Recruit and manage volunteers to help with various outreach events, community events, and material preparation.
Create activity videos and/or virtual experiences for students, teachers and the community.
Assist with the weekly implementation of Career Quest with the Program Manager.
Includes: supporting visiting student groups at Tesla Gigafactory 1, other sites, virtually, and co-teaching hands-on STEAM lessons designed by Envirolution.
Assist in the planning, implementing and day-to-day logistics of 2021/22 Sustainability Expedition.
Includes: presenting to and recruiting middle and high school students, managing communication between students and parents, working with the Program Manager on preparing materials and activities for the expedition, etc.
Secondary Responsibilities: *Subject to more virtual duties due to the current situation*
Organize, attend and run periodic community park cleanups.
Assist in determining ideas for new and improved: marketing opportunities, tabling materials and outreach strategies.
Manage the data for tracking outreach events, maintaining the tracking database, and the follow-up that needs to happen with interested volunteers, teachers, and funders.
Assist the Project Manager and Curriculum Manager with the expansion and implementation of Project ReCharge:
Provide support during Professional Learning for teachers; assisting with classroom material assembly; recruiting new teachers at community events; etc.
Depending on qualifications, prior experience and competencies, opportunities exist to assist other team members with: curriculum development; drafting content for Envirolution newsletter, website and social media platforms; and more.
Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field.
Experience and high level of comfort communicating to a variety of audiences and ages.
Ability to work with elementary, middle and high school teachers and students is essential.
Experience managing logistics of outreach and event planning.
Attention to detail and organization
Ability to serve as a public face for Envirolution in a variety of contexts.
Events, classroom visits, meetings with community partners, etc.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom and basic office software.
Experience with creating content and using various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitch, etc.)
Flexibility, optimism, patience, and a good sense of humor.
A well-developed understanding and passion for sustainability and related issues
Outgoing personality, strong organizational skills, and written and oral communication skills.
Background in education: classroom teacher, private tutor, outdoor education instructor, etc.
STEAM/Environmental Ed especially desirable
Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
Experience with lesson planning or curriculum development.
Experience or knowledge of video making, video editing software (WeVideo, etc.), and graphic design.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Motivated,‘self-starting’ work ethic, and ability to work closely with team members.
Valid state driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle.
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Ability and willingness to stand for extended periods of time.
Compensation and Benefits
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $14,933, a $4,441.50 education award upon successful completion of service, and professional development opportunities throughout their term of service. If the member qualifies, they will also receive student loan forbearance and interest payments. Housing is not included.
1. Please review ALL materials and resources carefully, including:
Envirolution AmeriCorps Position Description (this document)
2. Send a completed application package to Envirolution at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover Letter (Why are you interested in the position?)
Three (3) professional references, including
Number of years known
3. We will be in touch within one week to discuss your application status.
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