Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

Service Position Summary: Colorado Canyons Association (CCA), in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), connects thousands of students and families to their public lands through outdoor education programs, community hikes and events, and stewardship projects each year. The member will support the educational program through helping lead these field trips, design and improve curricula, and strengthen partnerships with a focus on Delta and Montrose counties.

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities): eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and Environment for the America’s goals. These duties include:

-Support the planning and delivery of in-person education events such as: 

-Nature Knowledge Days: 3rd grade multi-day event 

-Cottonwood Days: 6th grade multi-day event

-Dias del Agua y Tierra: bilingual 5th grade two-day event

-Expand CCA’s file cabinet of educational resources and activities for land and river program use

Build and maintain lasting community partnerships with a focus on Delta and Montrose counties

Assist the Education Programs Manager in developing and institutionalizing pilot programs with local school districts

Develop service-learning projects for K-12 students

Update program participant surveys and incorporate feedback into planning

Track progress and collect evaluation data for the program’s performance measures

Attend all required eeCorps/AmeriCorps orientations, meetings, and trainings

Complete and submit all necessary eeCorps paperwork and reports by predetermined deadlines

Some local travel required and occasional statewide travel possible

Marginal Functions (Secondary Responsibilities):

Create and maintain program materials

Network with BLM and other partner organizations for additional development opportunities

Support education by participating in CCA river trips

Gather content from programs to share with the CCA network


Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education


Educational or experiential background in environmental science, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, or other relevant fields

Spanish speaker highly desirable (additional stipend offered)

Prior experience working with youth, especially in an educational context (1 year preferred)

Required Skills:

CPR/First Aid certified or willing to obtain by start date

Reliable transportation and clean driving record required

High school diploma or GED required

Ability to pass criminal history checks required

U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident status required

Preferred Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; computer literate

Responsible, reliable, and organized; able to work efficiently and effectively without close supervision

About Colorado Canyons Association

Colorado Canyons Association fosters community stewardship, education, and awareness of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on McInnis Canyons, Dominguez-Escalante, and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Areas (NCAs) in western Colorado.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying to this position, please prepare the following documents and submit them via the form found at https://bit.ly/eeCorpsApply: 1) a resume, 2) a short cover letter outlining your interest in the program and commitment to national service, 3) a list of three references, and 4) a diversity and inclusion statement that is no longer than one page in length. The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2023.