Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
ee360 Community EE Fellowship
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:45pm
NOTE: The application deadline for the ee360 Community EE Fellowship has been extended to Friday, March 16, 2018.
Each fellow will use innovative and creative education strategies to design a Community Action Project that helps tackle a specific community environmental issue using the power of education. Projects will emphasize community engagement, sustainability, and resilience. Additionally, each project will address U.S. EPA’s core mission to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water. To learn more about U.S. EPA’s mission, visit: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/our-mission-and-what-we-do
The nine-month fellowship will provide ee360 Community EE Fellows with opportunities to learn, network, and share through face-to-face training, online professional development, and technical assistance. The fellowship will also lay a strong foundation for continued professional growth after the program ends. Open to residents of North America only.
All participants must commit to the full nine-month fellowship (April 1-Dec 31, 2018) and the following activities:
- Take part in all networking and training opportunities throughout the nine-month fellowship.
- Attend a five-day national Leadership Institute at the Airlie Conference Center, July 8-13, 2018.
- Design an EE Action Project using an innovative EE strategy that addresses a local, state, or national environmental issue.
- Complete an EE Action Plan to outline strategies the fellows will use to work with the audiences they are planning to reach.
- Develop a fundraising strategy to raise the support necessary to implement the plan.
- Reach at least 100 participants through your project.
- Complete mid-term and final progress reports and other evaluation activities as needed.
- Attend the 47th Annual NAAEE conference October 9-13, 2018 in Spokane, WA. Fellows will participate in a workshop, symposium, or presentation about their experiences as an ee360 Community EE Fellow and how the fellowship contributed to their work as a leader (format TBD).
All applicants must have the following:
- 3-5 years experience in EE, conservation, or community engagement.
- A partner organization. A partner organization can be an ee360 Partner, NAAEE State Affiliate, or other community or national organization whose goals and practices make a positive contribution to the field of EE. Applicants must submit a letter of support from his/her partner organization, describing how they will work together to design and implement an EE Action Project.
- A creative idea for an EE Action Project that addresses a local, state, or national environmental issue. The project should demonstrate a new or innovative solution to an environmental problem, including strategies for reaching new audiences, achieving greater impact in addressing community sustainability and resilience issues, or new strategies for developing effective partnerships. Applicants can present current and ongoing projects but must describe how he/she will use the fellowship to add a new twist or strategy that will make the project more innovative and effective.
- Two letters of recommendation. One letter must come from the applicant’s partner organization. The other letter can be from any professional contact familiar with the applicant’s experience in EE, conservation, or leadership ability.
Position Start Date:
Sunday, April 1, 2018
How to Apply:
We will begin accepting applications in January 2017. All application materials are due Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:59 PM ET. Applicants will be notified of their status in early April 2018.
To download the application and application instructions, please visit: https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/ee360/ee360-fellowship
Benefits of Becoming a Fellow
Each fellow accepted into the program will receive training and individualized support for their work, including the following:
- Professional development and leadership training with a focus on environmental education, effective partnerships, participatory planning strategies, community engagement, leadership, strategic communications, fundraising, project planning, and evaluation
- An enhanced professional network of ee360 Community EE Fellows and leaders in environmental education, conservation, community resilience, and other disciplines
- Increased access to relevant practices and resources through NAAEE’s professional development opportunities on eePRO
- Full financial support to attend a five-day Leadership Institute July 8-13, 2018 at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA
- $1,200 scholarship to attend the 2018 Annual NAAEE conference in Spokane, WA
- Technical assistance in planning and implementing an EE Action Project
- Individual and organizational recognition through ee360 and NAAEE