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Habitat Restoration and Environmental Education AmeriCorps Internship Posted Nov 06
Ogden Nature Center , Ogden, UT
 
Job Description:
Habitat restoration and environmental education intern

Located in the heart of Ogden, the Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of classes & workshops for all ages including art, photography, birding, and wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability, summer camps and more. We are recruiting for one AmeriCorps member for 11 months of service to begin January 22nd, 2018

This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about and practice a wide range of skills including habitat restoration, noxious weed management, environmental education, volunteer supervision and community event management.


Responsibilities Include:

Have a lead role in habitat restoration and noxious weed management

Plan and lead volunteers in planting and seeding project areas, release of biocontrol agents, as well as the mechanical removal of weeds through digging, mowing and pruning

Record keeping, monitoring, and report writing

Assist with summer camps, homeschool, preschool, community programs, outreach and on-site school field trips.

Assist with the planning and organizing of special events

Other Duties as assigned


Qualifications:

College graduate; science or teaching degrees preferred

Interested in conservation and environmental education

Love working and being outdoors

Articulate and an excellent writer

Computer proficient (Word, Excel, email)

Interested in pursuing a career in conservation, land management or environmental education

Excited to be an Americorps member


Benefits:

Opportunity to develop job skills in environmental education, habitat restoration, land conservation and management, volunteer management, and experience in the nonprofit sector

Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)

Discounts at the Nest Gift Shop


Requirements:

US citizenship or lawful permanent residency
A valid driver’s license
Ability to perform strenuous outdoor work
Ability to make 1700 hr. (January 22nd – December 14th) commitment. This requires a 37-40 hour work week schedule during our regular business hours and occasional evening and weekends.
Three excellent references.

Position Start Date:
Monday, January 22, 2018

Job Duration:
Temporary

How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Stefanie Zwygart, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, UT 84404, or email education@ogdennaturecenter.org (link sends e-mail)

Application deadline November 16th at 5:00 pm.

Job Compensation:
Scholarship
Stipend

Compensation Information:
Semi-monthly living allowance for a total of 1700 hours (11 months) of service totaling $12,630.00

Individual health insurance

$5,815.00 education award upon completion of service (to repay qualified student loans or use for education expenses)

Utah Environmental Education Certification

7 Graduate level EE credits (optional)

Contact Name:
Stefanie Zwygart

Contact Phone:
801-621-7595

Contact Email:
education@ogdennaturecenter.org

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