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|From: John Wallace (walla003tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 09:25:58 -0500|
This position may interest some folk school folks. John Wallace Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested: A Promise Fellow position is available at Eco Education, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul that provides curriculum and instructional support to Twin Cities middle and high school teachers for urban environmental education initiatives in their schools and communities. They work with the teachers to create meaningful, hands-on experiences that get the students out of the classrooms and into their neighborhoods working on real issues that are relevant to the students. Eco Education also supports environmental education through a speakers bureau, institutes, and ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers. More information can be found at <http://www.ecoeducation.org/> or by contacting the executive director, Kathy Kinzig at 651-222-7691. ------------ Minnesota AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Position Description TITLE: Promise Fellow ^Ö Eco Education Closing the Achievement Gap Project PLACEMENT SITE: Eco Education 210 E. Tenth Street, #375 St. Paul, MN 55101 SUPERVISOR: Kathy Kinzig, Executive Director, 651-222-7691 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: To address a Minnesota educational challenge ^Ö the achievement gap between white students and students of color, and between students from middle-income families and those who are low-income: * Identify and strengthen areas of our current programming that most strongly assist students in greater achievement * Build Eco Education^Òs capacity for mobilizing community volunteers, including parents, to contribute time working with youth * Assist Eco Education in documenting the impact of our environmental programming as it relates to students^Ò increasing their achievement * Fulfill requirements and adhere to the provisions of the Minnesota AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Program as specified in related documents that will be provided to the Fellow. * Participate in creating an Individual Development Plan and participate in resulting development activities within AmeriCorps Promise Fellow guidelines and requirements. ELIGIBILITY: * 18 years or older * A U.S. citizen * Able to serve in a full time position (e.g., not a full time student or working elsewhere full time) * Interested in serving youth and the community DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS: * Associate or Bachelor degree in community or youth development, education, or related field. * Interest in environmental education. * Strong oral and written communication skills. * Volunteer experience and desire to develop a strong ethic of service. * Experience working collaboratively with youth. * Commitment to positive youth development. * Able to deal effectively with multiple tasks and competing deadlines. * Self motivated, capable of effectively working independently without daily supervision. * Has initiative to see and follow through with ^Ónext steps^Ô that will need to be taken. * Able to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador for the program. TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2004 ^Ö August 31, 2005 Promise Fellow must complete 1700 hours of service over a one year period. PROMISE FELLOW WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING: Living Allowance - $12,500 Educational Award upon Successful Completion - $ 4,725 Heath Insurance ^Ö Professional Development - FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kathy Kinzig, 651-222-7691
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