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JJ Legacy Montessori - Environmental Education VISTA
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. This position is placed at JJ Legacy Montessori School. JJ Legacy's mission is to provide an excellent and equitable Montessori education in North Minneapolis to an intentionally diverse community of students. The school educates students with the vision of developing the character strengths, social and emotional skills, creativity, passion for learning and college-preparatory academic capabilities that will enable them to lead lives of joy and purpose. The Environmental Education Coordinator VISTA will serve as a capacity builder in the school community to increase educational equity and cultural relevancy within our school and community through environmental learning, both in and out of the classroom. The Environmental Education Coordinator VISTA will develop the environmental education program by reviewing past environmental education practices within the school, developing a curriculum scope and sequence for all grades, incorporating and researching best practices, developing and strengthening partnerships to provide innovative programming, and ensuring culturally-relevant environmental learning experiences across the school. The aim of the project is for students to develop life-long skills and a deep understanding of the environment and their responsibilities to its stewardship as Legacy Builders.
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Member Duties : The JJ Legacy Environmental Education Coordinator will support JJ Legacy with the environmental education program in three ways (1) developing a culturally responsive environmental literacy curriculum. (2) Create supplemental environmental education materials for afterschool and summer programming that extends environmental education into hands-on opportunities outside of the regular school year for students. (3) Establish and strengthen existing partnerships with local environmental organizations and other partners to expand student's access to environmental educational experiences.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education . 
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JJ Legacy Montessori - Environmental Education VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  07/08/2022 

Contact Lauren Van Schepen
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 110846