Education and Stewardship AmeriCorps Position, Wyoming Wilderness Association

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Education and Stewardship AmeriCorps Position

Organization: Wyoming Wilderness Association

Type of opportunity: The Wyoming Wilderness Association (WWA), a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to protect Wyoming’s public wildlands, is currently seeking a motivated AmeriCorps Service Member to join our team this summer. An eagerness to learn and a passion for Wyoming’s unique wildlands are essential. This position entails working in our Jackson Office alongside our BridgerTeton Community Organizer. This service term will focus on the education and stewardship pillars of our organization’s mission. Through a rewarding array of projects this position offers a fulfilling and worthwhile summer of career experience.

Duties: Education and stewardship are two of the pillars that uphold WWA’s mission of protecting Wyoming public wildlands. This term of service will offer the opportunity to assist in the development and execution of all WWA summer programming associated with these pillars:

  • Help promote and plan the Youth Ambassadors for Wilderness* (YAW) 2020 summer program
  • Collaborate with agency and organization partners on YAW and other WWA programs
  • Assist in facilitating the YAW program
    • This will include (but is not limited to) lessons in trail building, invasive weed ID, advocacy, public speaking, campaign building, Leave No Trace, conservation ethic, backpacking, and navigation.
    • Programmatic tasks such a shopping for gear and participant food, organizing paperwork, reaching out to students and parents, printing material etc. is also expected
  • Assist in development and promotion of field outings for adult participants on local pubic wild lands.
  • Help lead field outings for adult participants
  • Assist in grant writing and reporting focused on the specified program areas
  • Take a leadership role on YAW Instagram and other social media tasks for WWA

Desired qualifications:

  • Requirement by AmeriCorps:
    • Must be a US citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
    • Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate.
    • Must be 17 years of age.
    • Submit a background check.
  • A Bachelors in natural resources, environmental sciences, science education or a related field.
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification (at least CPR Certification required).
  • Knowledge of Greater Yellowstone region and Jackson area trail systems.
  • Excellent hiking and camping skills.
  • Strong writing, public speaking and social media skills.
  • Independent, self-directed, and self-motivated with ability to work without constant supervision.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Wyoming Wilderness Association.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
  • Independent means of transportation.

Salary/pay:

  • Room and board at the Teton Science School.
  • Segal Education Award of $1,612.43 from AmeriCorps upon successful completion.
  • A monthly living stipend.

Link to more information: Find more information here.

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to WWA’s BridgerTeton Community Organizer, Peggie dePasquale at peggie@wildwyo.org by Friday, February 7st, 2020.

Application deadline: February 7, 2020.