AmeriCorps member, Rae Bronenkant. Photo: Orah Moore/Free Nature Playgroup
AmeriCorps member, Rae Bronenkant. Photo: Orah Moore/Free Nature Playgroup


AmeriCorps Position: Environmental and Outreach Educator

Join our education team while building your skills in the outdoors.

Spend your days outside, sharing the joys of the natural world with the community while serving at the National Audubon Society’s Vermont office! As our Environmental and Outreach Educator you will be fully integrated into the Audubon Vermont team while you grow and learn about outdoor education, natural history, and conservation in Vermont. You’ll have the opportunity to lead hundreds of students, ages 0-99 in place-based education all year long. Apply today!

Position begins September 9th, 2019 and ends August 14th, 2020.

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks.   Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $6,095 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.  Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

This position does have recurring access to vulnerable populations (youth, persons over 60, individuals with disabilities).

Audubon Vermont is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment, reflecting the diversity of our community in its board, staff, volunteers, and members; ensuring its internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance its diversity goals; and empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment. Audubon Vermont’s Environmental and Outreach Educator AmeriCorps Member is expected to serve diverse audiences and help advance Audubon Vermont’s diversity strategies.

To Apply
Job Description: click here
Application deadline: August 2, 2019

Essential Functions:

  • Teach environmental education programs for audiences ages birth to adult year-round at the GMAC;
  • Teach outreach programs for both adults and youth at their location for schools, camps, and other groups;
  • Co-develop and teach summer day camps for children ages 3-14;
  • Program development of our teen counselors-in-training program as part of Audubon’s Youth Leadership Development. Member is additionally responsible for the Advertising, selection, mentorship, and supervision of the teens;
  • Assist Audubon staff project leads in the development and delivery of our Plants for Birds projects in Burlington, Vermont. Help collect data required for measuring success of the program;
  • Collaborate with the Audubon Center Director, Education Manager, and Professional Teacher/Naturalists to achieve outreach and education goals;
  • VHCB AmeriCorps
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  • Build the Audubon Center’s capacity for hosting service-learning programs for grades K-12 and maintain our community science initiatives as opportunities to educate the public;
  • Engage new and diverse audiences to educate and engage them in community science projects that that help make Burlington a more bird-friendly city, including hands-on planting events;
  • Help to identify and build strategic, new partnerships with organizations in the greater Burlington area that will help promote and strengthen Audubon’s bird-friendly projects in the city;
  • Improve volunteer management procedures, recruitment of volunteers, tracking of volunteer hours and services, and volunteer recognition;
  • Join the education team in attending professional development opportunities geared towards improving the quality and reach of our programs and individual professional growth;
  • Serve as the point person for the new UVM Audubon Chapter and explore other opportunities to start university and college chapters around Vermont;
  • Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
  • Participate in VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
  • Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.

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