Stewards VISTA: Earthday.org
Apply here Emerging from the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG’s (EDO)mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the worlds’ largest environmental movement. Education and outreach are central to EDO’s mission. Currently, Education Program activities are centered around its climate literacy campaign, around five overlapping mindsets. These include mindsets for knowledge and learning; economic and environmental justice; civic and political engagement; innovation and entrepreneurship, networks and communication. The VISTA’s portfolio would include enhancing the education team’s mission to develop and implement environmental justice, economic equity, and green futures. The VISTA project would be an essential part of our education team working to create activity and curriculum for teachers and learners local, nationally, and internationally. These activities would showcase the critical importance of environmental education and strategies for the public to take action around issues of environmental justice. Furthermore, the VISTA would take a leading role in participating in community and outreach events including our large, annual Earth Day event on the National Mall. The VISTA would play a critical role within the education program to support and amplify work in support of EDO’s mission. EDO is centrally located in downtown Washington DC, providing unique opportunities to for networking and other social or professional opportunities.
Member Duties : EDO is seeking a Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA to support its education team across three areas: Curriculum Content Creation-VISTA will create a series of curriculum content and activities aligned with the climate literacy campaign. VISTA will generate quarterly sets of materials that include information, lesson plans, and activities for a diverse of audiences. Outreach and Community Engagements-VISTA will create a database of regional, national, global organizations to share, promote, and demonstrate their curriculum content. The VISTA will conduct at least one outreach activity per month in support and promotion of EDO’s content or other initiatives. Fundraising and Development-VISTA will identify and support grant writing to ensure the fiscal sustainability of ongoing Education program activities. Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Access to networking opportunities . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Community and Economic Development , Environment , Community Outreach . Skills :
Team Work , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , Education , Teaching/Tutoring , Environment , Non-Profit Management , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Youth Development , Communications , Leadership .