Environment Lafayette Youth Corps Assistant Instructor
Lafayette Youth Corps Assistant Instructor Job Description
Status: Part time, Seasonal (10 hrs/week from September 2023-April 2024)
Location: Lafayette, CO
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a reliable individual who is passionate about environmental education and stewardship to assist our lead instructor during our Lafayette Youth Corps Program.
The Lafayette Youth Corps Assistant Instructor will be responsible for being present for 24 Saturdays during the school year from September 2023-April 2024 (excluding some holiday weekends) to help instruct a group of high school students in environmental stewardship, leadership, and team building. In addition to Saturday field days, they will meet remotely with the head instructor once a week and help with lesson planning as needed. All workdays with the Youth Corps will be in Lafayette, CO and the assistant instructor MUST provide their own transportation to and from the work sites.
• Supervises the interns along with the head instructor each field day
• Assists in logistical planning/executing of lessons and programming, in coordination with the head instructor
• Picks up lunch for the group on Saturdays as needed
• Helps the head instructor unload tools before the students arrive and clean up after they leave
• Ability to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and office equipment.
• Ability to interact with youth and agency personnel on a weekly basis.
• Able to work for long periods of time without break.
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
• Must have a current and valid driver’s license and auto for transportation.
• Experience working with youth.
• Ability to stay engaged and energetic during 7-hour workdays outside.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Strong preference for bilingual English/Spanish language skills
ABOUT WILDLANDS RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS – WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to “make a difference,” since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at www.wlrv.org.
INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT: WRV is committed to creating an environment for our community that attracts, supports, and engages all people, regardless of differences in experience, background, access to resources, or historical representation in our work. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences, and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. We believe that diversity strengthens our community and seek to provide an inclusive environment for all staff and volunteers.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successful background investigation.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
WRV will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact WRV directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How to ApplyHOW TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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