January 17, 2023 to November 14, 2023
The Environmental Coop at the Vassar Barns
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 Environmental Cooperative is to expand and coordinate conservation efforts and to strengthen place-based environmental awareness by inspiring engagement, supporting current efforts, and developing new opportunities for conservation education, outreach, and research.
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Ability to pass a federal background check.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and with little oversight.
Experience working directly with children is highly desirable.
A passion for sharing knowledge with children and the general public.
Ability to perform a variety of outdoor functions, from manual labor to leading trail hikes, lessons, and field studies.
Plant/Animal identification skills are highly desirable, as well as a willingness to learn local plant and animal ID.
Course work or experience in environmental interpretation and education is highly desirable.
Knowledge of, or a strong interest to learn about the natural history of northeastern ﬂora and fauna.
Experience or strong interest in educating children and young adults necessary.
Knowledge of classroom behavior management techniques, public school state standards, and lesson plan development is helpful.
Fluency in Spanish is desirable.
BA/BS in education, environmental studies, cons
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.