Lafayette Youth Corps Assistant Instructor Job Description
Status: Part time, Seasonal (10 hrs/week from September 2023-April 2024)
Location: Lafayette, CO
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a reliable individual who is passionate about environmental education and stewardship to assist our lead instructor during our Lafayette Youth Corps Program.
The Lafayette Youth Corps Assistant Instructor will be responsible for being present for 24 Saturdays during the school year from September 2023-April 2024 (excluding some holiday weekends) to help instruct a group of high school students in environmental stewardship, leadership, and team building. In addition to Saturday field days, they will meet remotely with the head instructor once a week and help with lesson planning as needed. All workdays with the Youth Corps will be in Lafayette, CO and the assistant instructor MUST provide their own transportation to and from the work sites.
• Supervises the interns along with the head instructor each field day
• Assists in logistical planning/executing of lessons and programming, in coordination with the head instructor
• Picks up lunch for the group on Saturdays as needed
• Helps the head instructor unload tools before the students arrive and clean up after they leave
• Ability to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and office equipment.
• Ability to interact with youth and agency personnel on a weekly basis.
• Able to work for long periods of time without break.
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
• Must have a current and valid driver’s license and auto for transportation.
• Experience working with youth.
• Ability to stay engaged and energetic during 7-hour workdays outside.
• Punctual and reliable.
Strong preference for bilingual English/Spanish language skills
About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at wlrv.org.