Outdoor Education Coordinator
Do you have a passion and love of the outdoors? Would you like to share your enthusiasm and skills with urban youth and families? As part of our mission to protect nature in our city for the benefit of all communities, Heartland Conservation Alliance launched a three-year pilot project in partnership with AmeriCorps to connect more people with nature. As part of this project, Heartland Conservation Alliance seeks a full-time Outdoor Education Coordinator, who will serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
Application due: March 15, 2021
Start Date: April 12, 2021
This is a one-year commitment with a living stipend of $13,399.15 and benefits and training. The VISTA initiative enables underserved, rural, urban, or minority groups, to engage community residents, promote volunteerism, and empower communities to create sustainable programs that alleviate poverty. VISTAs build capacity of their sponsoring organization to serve impoverished communities by writing grants, strengthening partnerships, and recruiting volunteers.
The Outdoor Education Coordinator will be the primary connection between existing environmental educators, communities, and outdoor recreation opportunities. You will amplify partner efforts already being implemented through support of marketing and outreach activities and coordination. The primary goal of this position is to identify gaps in outdoor education and implement strategies to fill these gaps.