TerraCorps is looking for 10 Youth Education Coordinators to serve in 11-month AmeriCorps positions with community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance ($12,530), education award ($5,815), and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.
Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles. YECs may help their host site to engage with educators and volunteers to guide youth in environmental inquiry and discovery, school and community garden projects, urban tree stewardship projects, urban pocket park projects, and “green jobs” training and internship programs. By serving with youth in an outdoor learning environment, they reinforce the connection between people, nature, and community and foster an inclusive land stewardship ethic in future generations.
Requirements: As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:
-A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
-At least 18 years old
-A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
-No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
-Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check
Interested individuals should send a complete application (cover letter, resume, and application form) to email@example.com
More information about each position as well as downloadable application forms can be found on our website: https://terracorps.org/become-a-member/