Coos Watershed Education Associate

AmeriCorps

Coos Bay, OR, US

Serving in Coos Bay, OR at the Coos Watershed Association, the Watershed Education Associate will support the outdoor youth stewardship programs that take place during the 9-month school year and over the summer, as well as the long-term coho salmon Life Cycle Monitoring Program (LCM), which advances knowledge about endangered coho salmon in the Coos Watershed. Position will support these efforts by: (1) working with students (8th – 12th grade) in youth stewardship programs offered in collaboration with Coos County schools (55%); (2) training/mentoring college interns in salmon-related field work (15%); (3) assisting with biological monitoring and stewardship activities related to the Life Cycle Monitoring (LCM) program (10%); and (4) assisting with volunteer generation and community outreach at events and through social media/email (5%); (5) professional development (15%). United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA) engages members in meaningful service designed to meet critical community needs in Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties in beautiful Southern Oregon. UCA partners with community-based organizations, government agencies and schools to address needs relating to education, healthy futures and economic opportunity. UCA members serve full-time for 11 months, totaling 1,700 hours for the term of service. Our positions have benefits (e.g. education award, monthly stipend, training opportunities, etc.) For more information and full position descriptions, visit our website at www.ucancap.org/americorps. Interviews for all of our open positions will be conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are identified, and selection may be made prior to the application deadline. Early application is strongly encouraged.

Member Duties : • Mentor, supervise, and develop lesson plans/activities for interns and students engaged in service learning projects in partnership with the Education Program Leader. • Assist with developing and delivering educational programs to high school and community college students: participate in program development meetings, regularly communicate with program staff, teach and lead small groups of 4-10 students in classroom and field settings, and evaluate student and intern performance. • Assist with coordination of biological surveys and operations at the salmon life cycle monitoring stations. • Train/support students and interns in salmon monitoring field work and best data collection methods. • Recruit new volunteers and interns vie email, brochures, outreach events, Facebook, website, and presentations to local audiences (e.g. college classes). • Seasonally coordinate with volunteers and interns via email and phone/text.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , 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 : Environment , Education , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills : Computers/Technology , Environment , Public Speaking , Community Organization , Education ,  Communications , Leadership , Recruitment , Youth Development , Teaching/Tutoring , General Skills . 

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED