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YMCA Earth Service Corps, Program Instructor
The YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) empowers young people to be effective, global citizens by providing opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development and cultural competency. Founded in 1989 as a partnership between one high school and the YMCA of Greater Seattle, YESC has grown over the last 20 years to become a core leadership program of the YMCA of the USA. In Seattle, YESC serves more than 1000 students annually through school-based environmental education and service learning clubs, outdoor stewardship opportunities, and leadership retreats. Serving both high school and middle schools almost entirely in public schools, YESC removes barriers by bringing environmental education and service programming directly to students. As a result of this inclusive approach, in the 2015-2016 academic year YESC students put in more than 8,000 hours of service in schools, parks, and trails throughout King County. At the core of YESC is the belief that students, when empowered to take leadership of their own clubs, will put great ideas into action. Whether in clubs or at regional service projects students take a leadership role in designing and running all activities. AmeriCorps Members serving with YESC are a key part of the program as they engage and empower young people while supporting environmental learning, innovative service projects, leadership development and cross-cultural awareness. This position is contingent on funding. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until placement is filled.
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Member Duties : Member Duties 1) Provide direct support to 5-6 high school and/or middle school environmental service clubs by attending weekly meetings, providing environmental education and leadership activities, and helping student leaders develop strong clubs. 2) Support youth driven initiatives by training student leaders to develop and complete meaningful service learning projects in their schools and communities. 3) Design and facilitate stewardship opportunities that improve the environment and educate students from across King County by identifying project sites, collaborating with partners and recruiting teens. 4) Plan and implement events including an Environmental Leaders Summit, Environmental Symposium and Eco-Retreats to engage and educate youth on environmental topics, service-learning and leadership. 5) Develop new program elements including trainings, activities or curriculum to strengthen regional ties and improve teen leadership.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  YMCA Membership, Bus Pass or Mileage Re. . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Leadership ,  Service Learning ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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YMCA Earth Service Corps, Program Instructor

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Geoff Eseltine
309 Pontius Ave N
Seattle   WA   98109

Listing ID 73040