Environmental Education AmeriCorps Coordinator
This position is based in Wilmington, NC with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. The mission of the Coastal Land Trust is to enrich the coastal communities of our state through conservation of natural areas and working landscapes, education, and the promotion of good land stewardship.
Before you apply, please “read the instructions carefully”:
Include all relevant materials in your application. Applications that do not include all of the relevant items will not be considered. Start date is September 6th 2017 and will end on June 30th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the last day to apply being June 30th 2017.
Please note that this is for an AmeriCorps position for 10-months with a pre-determined living allowance and other benefits that include health care benefit and the Segal Education Award. All information can be found on the link provided above.
**The position is subject to federal renewal of the Corporation of National and Community Service and the AmeriCorps program. At this time the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, the host program for CTNC AmeriCorps, is hopeful funding will be renewed for the AmeriCorps program. **
Purpose of the Position
The AmeriCorps member will assist the Director of Stewardship and Community Conservation in designing and implementing new environmental education programs and curricula at the four of the NC Coastal Land Trust's preserves: Piney Ridge Nature Preserve, Everett Creek Nature Preserve, Gales Creek Nature Preserve, and BW Wells Nature Preserve. The member will write and edit materials, identify and map plant and animal habitats, and assist in overseeing contractors working on design, printing, and posting of materials online. The member will help identify recruit and support teacher, school administrators, volunteers and community members to become involved in environmental programs in elementary and middle schools in New Hanover, Onslow, and Carteret counties. The member will help connect CLT programs with other agencies and groups, particularly those in under-served and diverse communities. The member will also take part in activities related to land stewardship, conservation, and special events.
- Work with staff in on-the-ground identification and mapping of plants and animal habitats features in the longleaf guide "Find It in the Forest" at three of CLT's Nature Preserves
- Assist in development of a similar field-trip based curriculum (paper and online guide) for carnivorous plants; develop a field trip to be checked out by teachers
- Identify, recruit and support teachers and volunteers for the environmental education programs in New Hanover, Onslow and Carteret counties. Coordinate teacher and volunteer workshop(s).
- Minimum Bachelors degree - preferrably in education or botany, ecology, biology, environmental sciences, natural resources management
- Excellent communication skills
- Good computer skills and general knowledge of MS Office
- Good physical condition, including ability to work in the field in varying field conditions as required for site inspections, field trips, and other assignments
- Ability to work outside in hot climates, throughout all seasons, and to tolerate insects and other conditions incident to field work in forests, fields, and wetlands.
Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm