This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in building capacity and expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP members deliver direct service to local youth in the form of PreK-12 STEAM educational programming. LEAP supports members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year.

Position Description

The Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor will assist the Education staff as they develop and implement programming on environmental education and outdoor recreation with local schools, and promote and facilitate summer camp programs and adult outreach programs that focus on environmental education and outdoor recreation. Activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, flat water canoe instruction, team building, ropes course, natural science and wildlife education, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, outdoor exploration, survival skills and crafts. The position may also include stewardship projects, including tree planting and habitat restoration. This position will also include some service in the education office to support the member’s educational programming activities.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


The qualified applicant will have a positive attitude, high energy, exhibit patience and flexibility and excellent communication and leadership skills, and demonstrate experience leading groups of young adults in an outdoor setting. Applicants must have a commitment to working with youth in the outdoors, and possess a strong sense of stewardship of the natural environment.

About NorthWoods Stewardship Center

NorthWoods is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire through our Education, Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship programs. Our Charleston, Vermont campus and 1,450 acre demonstration forest are a destination for outdoor recreation, as well as a hub for youth and adult education, sustainable land management, and ecological conservation.

Application Instructions

To Apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=72956 For questions about this position or to send additional materials: Andrew Cappello, Education Director, [email protected], (802) 723-6551 x303