Environmental Education Instructor (AmeriCorps Member)

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00pm


Boise, ID
United States

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Job Description:

Foothills Learning Center - PCEI AmeriCorps Member

Essential Job Functions:

  • Educate multi-age audiences through lessons, community programs and presentations.
  • Develop new curriculum; modify and improve existing lessons; tailor lessons and presentations to different audiences
  • Represent FLC at Community Outreach Events
  • Assist in supervision and training of volunteers
  • Organize and lead summer camps and special programs.
  • Perform some administrative duties related to scheduling and program delivery
  • Positively and courteously respond to phone and in-person inquiries.
  • Develop and lead service learning and habitat restoration projects with a variety of group types

Position Requirements: 

  • 18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
  • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving award.
  • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
  • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through PCEI.
  • Complete and submit all necessary PCEI AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner
  • Attend and complete all PCEI AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings and national service days
  • Wear PCEI uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to serve as part of a diverse team.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule
  • Minimum one-year experience teaching to children; interest in and enthusiasm for working with youth and adults
  • Knowledge of general computer programs and equipment
  • Experience with environmental education, or STEM content knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and conciseness to individuals and groups; Convey respect, assistance, and resourcefulness, in a friendly manner
  • Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously
  • Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance
  • Complete assignments in a timely fashion
  • Understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations
  • Perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Member Qualifications:

  • All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.
  • City of Boise Defensive driver training. Member will need to be able to drive a City vehicle.
  • Member will be required to complete a First Aid and CPR certification course


Position Start Date:

Monday, February 19, 2018

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How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to sbauder@cityofboise.org and complete an employment application via the AmeriCorps job site here:



Job Compensation:



Compensation Information:

  • A taxable, monthly living allowance of $6,325.00 paid over the term of service (5 and a 1/2 months) 
  • Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $2887.50 The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools.
  • Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable.)
  • Basic medical insurance for those who qualify. Part-time members not working in a full-time capacity (40 hours/week) do not qualify.
  • Childcare allowance for those who qualify.
  • Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities.
  • Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in full accessible settings.
  • Access to City of Boise ILearn online training programs; sample training topics include social media; child abuse and neglect and reporting requirements; workplace safety, etc.