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Skagit Land Trust, Education & Community Engagement Assoc.
Skagit Land Trust (SLT) is seeking an AmeriCorps Member to assist with our Outreach and Youth Programs, which serve our community by engaging the public in the protection of wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, and other critical areas throughout Skagit County. The project goal is to build a diverse community consciousness of conservation and stewardship. We seek to engage with community members of all ages and backgrounds in hands-on activities and learning opportunities on important natural areas. The AmeriCorps member will assist the Trust with community-based outreach and environmental education programs to develop knowledge and skills that help build conservation-minded citizens in Skagit County. The member will assist staff with increasing community awareness of SLT properties available to the public, and engaging youth and local educators to explore conservation areas across the county that have been preserved for generations to come. Skagit Land Trust is working to train teachers and youth educators how to teach from the land using SLT’s Conservation Classrooms program. The AmeriCorps Member will increase our ability to reach more schools and teachers within Skagit County. SLT's AmeriCorps Member will assist with promotion and execution of events, volunteer outreach and coordination, and the Trust's Engaging Youth in Conservation Program. Applicants should have an academic background in communications, environmental science, education, ecology, biology, or a related field. They should be organized, comfortable working with the public and youth, comfortable working outside in the elements, motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team. 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 : • Represent the Trust at community events relevant to environmental education and outdoor appreciation. • Assist in preparing curriculum or activities for teachers to facilitate the transition from in the class to outdoors; as well as facilitate training sessions to increase teacher’s ability to visit Conservation Classrooms independently over time. • Assist staff in preparing teachers to visit Conservation Classrooms. • Assist staff in maintaining an online presence with existing social media and other marketing platforms within the local community. • Engage with partner networks and community events to increase awareness of the Trust • Maintain data and records of schools and participants engaged with. • Maintain data and records of volunteers at SLT events • Assist with outreach efforts to disseminate SLT program information to the public and the school districts of Skagit County. • Assist in-field with various outreach and youth events.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  CPR/First Aid ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

Skagit Land Trust, Education & Community Engagement Assoc.

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   07/15/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Stacy Dahl
1020 S 3rd St
Mount Vernon   WA   98273

Listing ID 74733