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Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist: Special Events/Outdoor School

Company: Twin Rivers Charter School
Location: Eugene
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Job Description:

Job Type Paid Internship Salary Details Monthly Living Stipend Twin Rivers Charter School is an publically chartered, alternative high school associated with Northwest Youth Corps. The Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist AmeriCorps internship is both highly demanding and highly rewarding serving high school students identified as at risk of academic failure and/or present behavioral challenges. Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialists spend most of their time in direct contact with students, either doing direct student instruction in small groups in a classroom setting, providing environmental education in the field, or facilitating conservation-based, service-learning projects. Duties and Responsibilities- Essential Functions - Plan and organize up to four special events per year including an autumn garden party, a 24 hour invasives removal marathon and a spring family BBQ. - Coordinate student participation in Outdoor School with program partners. - Aid student learning through small group instruction in the classroom - Provide individualized attention for struggling high school students - Lead youth in field education and on service-learning projects - Facilitate experiential learning in the outdoors - Act as a role model for youth, manage conflict-resolution - Camp with students and teaching staff on up to four, 8-day trips in a wilderness setting - Attend all AmeriCorps meetings and trainings - Members are not allowed to engage in any prohibited activities per the Prohibited Activities form - Knowledge and experience with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion Duties and Responsibilities- Secondary Functions - Transport student teams in 12-passenger busses to field sites - Participate in student conferences, interact with parents, and participate in behavior management planning - Partner with other organizations and agencies, such as the School garden Project, Bergrenn Experimental Farm, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. - Coordinate school projects, such as student council and student appreciation - Help establish one new school partnership and/or research and write 1 new grant Desired Qualifications: - Experience in event planning - Experience teaching and/or leading youth, conservation, reforestation and/or outdoor recreation skills - Desire for personal challenge and to help youth develop leadership and job skills - Strong communication skills and a vested interest in community service - Ability to participate in physical labor Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree Required (Outdoor Leadership and/or Youth Development experience preferred) - Valid driver's license and a history of responsible driving - Applicant must be between the ages of 21 and 24 when applying - Must provide current photo ID and proof of US Citizenship, US National or Permanent Resident status - Willingness to undergo a criminal and sex offender background check Schedule Requirements - Full time (40-45 hours a week) with a minimum of 1700 hours during a ten month service term from August 19th, 2019 to June 17th, 2020. Exact dates are subject to slight change due to snow days and other unforeseen challenges in the calendar. - Service hours are generally Mon-Fri, 8-4:30pm, with occasional night and weekend hours. Program Benefits - $16,500 living allowance over the course of 10 months dispersed on a monthly basis. - Health insurance plan, training, loan forbearance, interest accrual relief, City of Eugene bus pass, 15 days of break - $5,920 education award (upon successful completion of service term and all program requirements) - The living allowance and education award are taxable - Members are responsible for providing housing, food, work clothing, and a pair of 8 inch tall leather work boots AmeriCorps and Northwest Youth Corps are Equal Opportunity Employers. AmeriCorps members have the right to reasonable accommodation and accessibility for a disability.

Keywords: Twin Rivers Charter School, Bend , Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist: Special Events/Outdoor School, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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