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AmeriCorps Field Education Service

Jackson WY

The Teton Science Schools (TSS) AmeriCorps Program develops service members as educators as they work to build the capacity of local non-profits and governmental agencies to increase scientific literacy in the community. 

Dates of Position:

  • Summer 2019: May 23 - August 15, 2019
  • Fall 2019: September 2 - November 14, 2019

Successful applicants will fulfill an AmeriCorps Service Term with Teton Science Schools Field Education Programs.

AmeriCorps members will have the following responsibilities:

  • Build Personal Scientific Literacy & Educational Pedagogy
  • Learn and apply natural history content of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Learn pedagogy and student management techniques to develop inquiry skills and content knowledge of Teton Science Schools participants
  • Develop understanding of curriculum design and implementation
  • Build Organizational Capacity for Scientific Literacy
  • Assess areas of organizational and community need and identify strategies to respond to that need
  • Assist in increasing, expanding or enhancing organizational services in order to address the identified need
  • Serve as a member of Teton Science Schools’ Field Education Team
  • Co-facilitate field activities, lead evening programs, and lead meal-time curriculum
  • Share in campus cleaning responsibilities, conference logistics, gear logistics, and administrative duties
  • Ensure participants’ safety during all programming activities, both in the field and at Teton Science Schools’ facilities
  • Drive fifteen passenger vans, canoe trailers and mini-buses to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites
  • Serve as a full member of the AmeriCorps Team
  • Complete AmeriCorps requirements on a timely basis; including but not limited to reflections, time logs, self-evaluation, service requirements and portfolio

Benefits:

  • Room and board on the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education award corresponding to length of service term (amounts set by the Corporation for National and Community Service).
  • Available 6-8 weeks after completion of paperwork at term’s end
  • Valid for 7 years and can be used for university tuition or any federally-backed student loan in your name

Characteristics essential for an AmeriCorps Member at Teton Science Schools:

  • Passion for nature and education
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, solve problems and multi-task effectively and with humor
  • Ability to facilitate large/small groups of adults, families, and kids of all ages
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Willingness to work long hours, split shifts and untraditional work weeks

For more information and to apply, visit tetonscience.org/americorps

Posted March 6, 2019



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