UCC Naturalist Educators

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Stokes is seeking to hire two UCC Naturalist Educators for 2018-2019. One will be under a 1700hr UCC contract, and one under a 900hr UCC contract.

Utah State University students or alumni of the Quinney College of Natural Resources are especially encouraged to apply.

The Naturalist Educator position supports the mission of the Utah Conservation Corps by training the UCC participant in the field of environmental education, giving them hands-on experience teaching and developing educational curricula, and provides an introduction to the world of environmental education nonprofits. Our ideal candidate will have experience teaching in and outside the classroom, and is comfortable developing curricula. The Naturalist Educator needs to be an organized, collaborative, independent worker who is excited about SNC’s mission and will be a positive ambassador for environmental education in the local community.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as ambassador of Stokes Nature Center’s mission and vision in the community.

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Education to create, hone and execute various curricula in accordance with Utah State Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards including, but not limited to:

    • K-5 Environmental Education programs

    • Logan Canyon Children Forest programs

    • K-12 Summer Camps

    • Naturalist Volunteer/Intern Training programs

  • Work as a naturalist educator and host at Stokes Nature Center. Interact with visitors, answer questions, and maintain facilities.

  • Attend and participate in the Stokes Nature Center Education Department professional development program.

  • Participate in Naturalist Volunteer/Intern Training programs as a co-instructor with Director of Education.

  • Maintain a professional atmosphere and act as role model and support for Naturalist Volunteers/Interns, providing appropriate guidance when necessary.

  • Build and document various education program scheduling systems, protocols, and policies.

  • Assist with community outreach events and informational/education booths at different events as needed.

Details

This is a AmeriCorps appointment that requires the member to complete their appointed 1700 hours or 900 hours of service over the course of approximately one year. This means that 1700hr UCC members will generally work 35-40 hours per week, and 900hr UCC members will generally work 15-20hr per week, depending on the season and program needs. Schedule will vary week to week and applicants must be able to work evenings and weekends.

1700hr UCC Compensation

  • $1,052.50 per month, paid bi-weekly

  • All medical and dental health coverage reimbursements included in living stipend (equivalent to $300 or more on the marketplace)

  • Up to $194 per month in Food Assistance

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of service

    • $ 5,815.00

    • The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans.

 

900hr UCC Compensation

  • $557.16 per month, paid bi-weekly

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of service

    • $ 2,907.00

    • The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Patrick Kelly, Director of Education, at education@logannature.org with the subject line: UCC Naturalist Educator Application. Please specify which UCC position, either 1700hr or 900hr, you're applying for in the email body. Position open until filled. Questions can be addressed to education@logannature.org or 435-755-5017.