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AmeriCorps VISTA

Bluegrass Greensource is seeking a full time VISTA Volunteer to work to help underserved communities create a sustainable environment.  Duties will include developing and implementing a volunteer management program and connecting current programs and staff to organizations that work with low income communities in Central Kentucky. This VISTA position will impact poverty by identifying needs and barriers for low income communities to engage in local environmental issues, and also empower these groups to make a positive change.  Email resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to amy@BgGreensource.org.

For more information about the VISTA program, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.

Applications will be accepted through October 1st, or until position is filled. Bluegrass Greensource and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.

 

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Leadership Corps Member

Position Overview:

Bluegrass Greensource is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join its education team.  Based in Lexington, this team member will work alongside Greensource educators to provide high quality, experiential, standards-aligned environmental education to youth across Central Kentucky. Education will be in classrooms, during after-school programs, and at outreach events. If you are interested in making a significant impact, we encourage you to apply!

Background:

Bluegrass Greensource (formally Bluegrass PRIDE) was formed in 2001 to empower the citizens in Central Kentucky to make small behavior changes that have a large impact on our local environment. Our staff members are dedicated to environmental education about water quality, waste reduction and energy efficiency. We focus on preK-12, business and adult education in 20 counties.

Member Responsibilities:
  • Teach environmental lessons in formal and non-formal education settings. Lesson topics include water quality, energy, waste reduction, nature, etc.
  • Assist with field trips by leading learning activities for students. Field trip locations may include nature preserves, parks, creeks, among other sites.
  • Assist with outreach events to facilitate learning experiences for students and families.
  • Aid in maintaining educational resource library by keeping inventory of supplies, replacing materials as needed, and checking materials out to community members (as requested).
  • Maintain relationships and communication with school and community contacts.
  • Keep accurate records of activities performed.
  • Position may be tailored to the applicant’s strengths and interests.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working with youth
  • Commitment to sustainability
  • Familiarity with environmental education programs and curricula
  • Eagerness to provide high-quality, inclusive environmental education in formal and non-formal education settings
  • Self-motivated and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and coordinate effectively with team members, teachers, students, and community members
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar)
  • Available for some evening and weekend events
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Desired Qualifications:
  • Training and experience in environmental education
  • Bilingual
Compensation and Benefits:

This is a 1,700 hour position beginning on September 1, 2021, and serving through August 31, 2022. Members receive a total living stipend of $15,100 divided up and provided on a bi-weekly basis. While the hours worked per week are flexible, the member will be expected to work an average of 40 hours each week. In addition, the member will have the opportunity to receive certification as a Professional Certified Environmental Educator through the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. Additional benefits include healthcare, travel reimbursements, access to the Mental Health Member Assistance program, child care assistance (if eligible), access to the Employers of National Service database, and a Segal Education Award of $6,345 (provided to AmeriCorps service members). In order to receive the tuition stipend, members must fulfill their service hour requirement by August 31, 2022. To learn more about AmeriCorps service and apply, please click here.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Bluegrass Greensource is seeking a full time VISTA Volunteer to work to help underserved communities create a sustainable environment.  Duties will include developing and implementing a volunteer management program and connecting current programs and staff to organizations that work with low income communities in Central Kentucky. This VISTA position will impact poverty by identifying needs and barriers for low income communities to engage in local environmental issues, and also empower these groups to make a positive change.  Email resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to amy@BgGreensource.org.

For more information about the VISTA program, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.

Applications will be accepted through October 1st, or until position is filled. Bluegrass Greensource and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers.