AmeriCorps Field Education Service, Teton Science Schools

Jackson, WY

Job Title: AmeriCorps Member

Organization: Americorps

Type of opportunity: The Teton Science Schools (TSS) AmeriCorps program develops service members as educators. Our service members are actively engaged in growing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) literacy in the community. Through involvement with TSS and other local partners, service members develop resources, empower citizens, and enact lasting change in Jackson Hole. Are you ready to serve in the Jackson Hole community through TSS AmeriCorps?

Duties:

  • Develop personal STEM Literacy and Educational Pedagogy (10%)
  • 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 an understanding of curriculum design and implementation.
  • Development of Capacity Building Projects at TSS (20%)
  • 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.
  • Development of Capacity Building Projects with Community Organization (20%)
  • 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.
  • Teaching (40%)
  • Support the development and implementation of thematic, place-based, hands-on field science curriculum with Field Education Instructors and Lead Instructions and evening programs for multi-day, outdoor learning experiences.
  • Lead evening programs and meal-time curriculum.
  • Manage participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety/risk and empower participants to become risk managers during all instructor-led activities.
  • Share in campus cleaning responsibilities, conference logistics, gear logistics, and administrative duties.
  • Serve as a full member of TSS AmeriCorps Team (10%)
  • Complete AmeriCorps requirements on a timely basis; including but not limited to reflections, time logs, self-evaluation, service requirements and final reflection
  • Attend seminars and trainings provided by Teton Science Schools. The service term will begin with 1-2 weeks of training followed by ongoing trainings and seminars throughout the term.

Desired qualifications:

General:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate.
  • Must be a United States citizen, a United States national, or a legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Successful applicants must pass a criminal history background check, driving record review and drug screening prior to start date.
  • Valid Class C Driving License.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching; willingness to be part of a small community.
  • Willingness to serve non-traditional work weeks including, but not limited to split days.
  • Certification: Adult & Child First Aid, CPR, AED
  • Work Schedule: ~40 hours/week, Quarter-Time Service Term (Minimum of 450 hours)

Instructional:

  • Must be able to manage risk and make leadership decisions.
  • Field teaching experience is not a requirement for this position. Successful applicants should have 2-4 years of formal education in science, education or related field.
  • Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
  • The TSS AmeriCorps program is based out of the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.
  • Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions
  • Ability to confidently drive fifteen-passenger vans, canoe trailers and mini-buses to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites
  • Programming may be based out of any campus of TSS; may include outreach programming in other towns or states; or on camping trips in front- or backcountry settings.

Start and end dates: Summer 2019: May 23 – August 15, 2019, & Fall 2019: September 2 – November 14, 2019

Link to more information: https://www.tetonscience.org/what-we-do/americorps/

How to apply: Apply here

Application deadline:  Ongoing. Please state in your application the service term for which you are applying.

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