NOTE: Two full-time eeCorps positions available. With the support of eeCorps Members, The Nature Connection hopes to expand community and family programs that get kids outside. This position will support the successful “Skis for Kids” program that introduces cross country skiing and winter ecology to over 1000 kids on the Western Slope each year. Additionally, eeCorps members will also officially launch “Gear to Go” – a program aimed to empower local teachers with the opportunity to take their students outside by providing gear lending, outdoor skills training and logistical support for local teachers and community members. This paid full time position will be filled ASAP with a start date of Aug. 24th, 2020.
If you are interested in applying to this position, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your interest in the position and commitment to national service to Kat Riley, AmeriCorps Program Director, at email@example.com. Please include “AmeriCorps The Nature Connection [Bike/Ski Program] Application” in the subject line. Please also attach a list of three (3) references, and a diversity and inclusion statement that is no longer than one page in length. Combine all materials into a single PDF prior to submitting.
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Program Overview: Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and EE providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. eeCorps members provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps is a part of the Corporation for National & Community Service, often referred to as the “domestic Peace Corps.” AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.
The Member will serve with The Nature Connection, whose mission is to eliminate the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community. The Nature Connection is a Delta County School District initiative, offering school-year and summer programs, youth pathways into outdoor careers and place developments to get kids outside in the community. Some of the specific programs offered include cross country skiing for students on the Grand Mesa National Forest and mountain bike instruction for youth across the Western Slope.