Americorps Member - Imago
About the position:
The Imago Americorps members are critical members of the Imago team. They are involved in all the aspects of Imago’s programs and missions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice mission based, aspirational work. If you are interested in sustainability, youth education, connecting with community, habitat restoration, nature preserve management, and much more, Imago is a place for you. You’ll have an opportunity to learn and practice several techniques and skills for doing authentic work to foster sustainability, community building, and nature connection.
Here are some of the areas that the Americorps member will be involved with:
The largest component of this position involves our work with youth, either through a partner school (or agency) during the school year OR with campers during summertime. This work involves preparing, presenting, and evaluating a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor educational experiences. This work also entails writing lessons, activities and other curricula.
Secondary work is determined by the projects and needs of Imago as well as the interests of the Americorps members. How an Americorps member chooses secondary projects and work is a conversation and can evolve and change over the course of the service year.
Imago manages a 37 acre nature preserve as well as several natural areas and gardens at our partner schools. Work in this area can include working with volunteers and community members to improve our trails, forests and gardens.
Imago prides itself on being an organization rooted in community and partnerships. As such, Imago offers several programs, events, workshops and more to connect community members to nature, sustainability and each other. Work in this area could include planning and presenting community events as well as developing other experiences centered around sustainability and community.
The final piece is all of the work that happens “behind the scenes” to support our mission. This includes communications, fundraising, supporting our people and volunteers, managing our office and systems.
The ideal candidate will:
● Be comfortable teaching elementary children
● Have a passion for nature and the environment
● Be capable working in hot, cold, rainy, muddy and buggy conditions
● Be self-driven while also collaborating with several partners
● Be an excellent presenter and communicator
Compensation: About Americorps
You will be hired as a member of Americorps. Americorps is a National Service organization. As an Americorps member you will join a collection of thousands of people who are performing community service throughout the nation. You will be a part of the local Notre Dame Mission Volunteers. Americorps members receive a stipend for their work as well as an education award at the end of the service. Click here for more information on Americorps. Click here for more information on the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers.
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