Habitat Restoration and Environmental Education AmeriCorps Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Ogden, UT
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Located in the heart of Ogden, the Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of classes & workshops for all ages including art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability, summer camps and more.  We are recruiting for one AmeriCorps member for 11 months of service to begin January 22, 2018

Responsibilities Include:

Have a lead role in habitat restoration and noxious weed management.

Plan and lead volunteers in planting and seeding project areas, release of biocontrol agents, as well as the mechanical removal of weeds through digging, mowing and pruning.

Record keeping, monitoring and report writing.

Assist with homeschool, preschool, community programs, outreach and on-site school field trips.

Assist with the planning and oraganizing of special events.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

College graduate;  science or teaching degrees preferred

Interested in conservation and environmental education

Love working and being outdoors

Articulate and an excellent writer

Computer proficient (Word, Excel, email)

Interested in pursuing a career in conservation, land management or environmental education

Excited to be an Americorps member

Benefits:

Opportunity to develop job skills in environmental education, habitat restoration, land conservation and management, volunteer management, and experience in the nonprofit sector

Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)

Discounts at the Nest Gift Shop

Requirements:

US citizenship or lawful permanent residency

 A valid driver’s license

Ability to perform strenuous outdoor work

 Ability to make 1700 hr. (January 22nd – December 14th) commitment. This requires a 37-40 hour work week schedule during our regular business hours and occasional evening and weekend work.

 3 excellent references.

Position Start Date:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Job Duration:

Temporary

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Stefanie Zwygart, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, UT 84404, or email education@ogdennaturecenter.org

Application deadline November 16th at 5:00pm.

Job Compensation:

Scholarship

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Opportunity to develop job skills in environmental education, habitat restoration, land conservation and management, volunteer management, and experience in the nonprofit sector

Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)

Discounts at the Nest Gift Shop

 

Contact Name:

Stefanie Zwygart

Contact Phone:

801-621-7595

Contact Email:

education@ogdennaturecenter.org