Overview

Expected Dates
May 8, 2023 to October 9, 2023
Site
Shirley Chisholm State Park

This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process. No travel allowance will be offered for this position even if it is stated on your confirmation of acceptance.

SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps partners with State and non-profit agencies to address the conservation needs of the Hudson River Watershed region. Corps members are placed at individual host sites, where service activities range from providing environmental education to underserved youth, to restoring streambanks along the Hudson River, and beyond. Members join together regularly for trainings, service projects, or other events.

Purpose of the Program:
The mission of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural historic and cultural resources.     

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Member MUST be able to lift 30 lbs.
Member MUST be willing to work outdoors year-round and in all weather conditions.
Member MUST be able to work independently and in a team.
Member MUST be willing to work a varied schedule (days and times).
Member MUST be willing to regularly spend up to 4 hours traveling in a day between sites
Member MUST be willing to handle and care for live animals.
Member MUST have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with operating state vehicles.

Required Skills:

Member should be adaptable to creating virtual or outdoor programming.
Member must be willing and able to speak publicly to audiences of all ages, from early childhood to adults.
Member should possess basic knowledge of Microsoft programs, social media, and creating digital content using other platforms
Knowledge of basic ecology, of local flora and fauna species, and environmental issues.
Training: No training necessary.   

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

Please click on application to view full job description: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/community-science-educator/po-00734597