AmeriCorps position
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.

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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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