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Nature Fellowship Development [MCN][CampFire]
This position will be filled on a rolling basis. Apply Today! Housing Provided! Camp Fire Minnesota’s mission is delivered through three core programs: preK-12 Environmental Education field trips and in-class programs, nature-based summer and school-break camps, and after-school nature programs. In 2022 we led nature experiences for 10,490 youth; 48% participated in Camp Fire programming with financial assistance. A VISTA member will research and create the infrastructure to launch a Nature Fellowship Program. This new program will address a critical need in the environmental field that is predominantly White and lacks racial representation. Only 12% of U.S. government environmental agencies and nonprofit environmental staff identify as BIPOC, despite constituting 40% of the U.S. population (Pearson, 2018). Green job careers are growing, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, but opportunities to experience the benefits of this growth have yet to be equitable. As identified by the Hennepin County Climate Action Committee, "BIPOC populations are underrepresented in the environmental workforce. For example, although BIPOC residents comprise more than one-third of the U.S. population, they occupy less than 16% of staff and board positions within environmental organizations and only 12% of leadership positions, according to a 2016 Harvard study." This exciting opportunity will address the inequities built into our systems, build partnerships, and create an equitable pipeline for young people who value nature. The Nature Fellowship Program will create a pipeline to green jobs for historically under-resourced populations. The goals of the program include: -Improving representation at Camp Fire and in the environmental field. -Increasing cultural competency within Camp Fire programs and curriculum. -Expanding our leadership development program to engage young adults ages 18+.
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Member Duties : -Research best practices and community models of fellowship & work development programs, both locally and nationally. -Co-create a program framework in partnership with young people, identifying the structure, supports, and benefits they desire, e.g., responsibilities, experiences such as networking/job shadowing, compensation, housing options, professional development, and more. -Collaborate with Camp Fire’s DEI committees in developing a framework that centers DEI. -Identify and formalize training partners, learning cohorts, and job shadowing/networking partners. -Attend Camp Fire programs to see the work in action and build relationships with Camp Fire team members. -Cultivate relationships with young people in Camp Fire programming. -Recruit and coach program participants. -Develop and maintain community partnerships and volunteer relationships. -Develop and implement a program evaluation plan. -Co-develop a sustainable program funding plan.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Environment . 
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Nature Fellowship Development [MCN][CampFire]

Program Start/End Date
10/23/2023  -   10/23/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2023  To  12/31/2023 

Contact Warsame Warsame
2314 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 118543