AmeriCorps at Riverlands


AmeriCorps at Riverlands

We are currently hiring for the following AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Please follow the links to learn more and apply!

Education Outreach VISTA: 

Overview: The Education Outreach VISTA member will build capacity by assessing existing and developing new environmental education materials for Audubon’s NEST (Nature Education for Stewards of Tomorrow) programs, serving students throughout the St. Louis metro region. As a result of the VISTA Member’s service, students in under-resourced schools will participate in hands-on STEM-focused conservation education, be exposed to and gain real work experience in the conservation field. These efforts will address poverty alleviation by building high quality, engaging STEM-focused conservation education curriculum for under-resourced schools, as well as career exposure and workforce experience. The VISTA member's efforts will address poverty alleviation by increasing our volunteer numbers so that we can continue to enhance low-income students’ STEM learning through conservation education, provide STEM career exposure, and create a healthier future for students and their communities. This VISTA member will also focus on helping our partners understand RiverVision’s impact to increase support and understanding.

Member Duties : The Education Outreach VISTA member will: 1) develop of new promotional materials for Audubon NEST programs and develop a plan for implementing school outreach engagement throughout the year. 2) Develop new Environmental Education curriculum to be used in Audubon’s RiverVision Leadership Program for participating RiverVision schools for use both in-school and on-site at Audubon Center at Riverlands. 3) Analyze data from RiverVision pre and post surveys to evaluate demographics served, change in environmental knowledge, STEM career outlook, connection to nature, and leadership. 4) Implement year two of Flight Crew, a paid summer job for teens, which combines exposure to environmental careers as well as experience facilitating environmental education in a summer camp setting.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible , Training 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare(link is external)
Terms : Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours 
Service Areas : Children/Youth , Environment , Education 
Skills : Youth Development , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Communications , Team Work , Environment , General Skills , Education 

How to Apply:

Step One: Send resume & cover letter to MWiegand@Audubon.org(link sends e-mail)

Step Two: Based on resume & cover letter, you may be asked to complete the application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81926&fromSearch=true(link is external)

*Start date is set as July 21st, 2019 but is somewhat flexible based on the best candidate's availability.

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