Colorado Nonprofit Association

eeCorps Youth Engagement Specialist & Urban Environmental Educator

This AmeriCorps position as part of CAEE’s eeCorps will be located at The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program in Denver, Colorado. This individual will support the delivery of environmental education programming in public parks along the South Platte River to elementary schoolers in the Denver metro area. They will also provide mentorship to high school students in target neighborhoods with high minority and low-income populations, introducing youth to outdoor activities & professions.

Summary

Service Position Summary: The member will help TGF with community outreach in target neighborhoods with high minority and low-income populations to better serve these communities through its South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) programming as well as act as an assistant environmental educator and youth mentor on SPREE programs serving high school students from these neighborhoods.

 

Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities):

eeCorps members engage with their Host Site organizations to develop, implement, and enhance programs, projects, and activities that will create progress towards eeCorps’ and TGF’s goals. These duties include:

 

Marginal Functions (Secondary Responsibilities):

 

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands: 

 

Qualifications:

 

Term of Service: This is a full-time national and community service position requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours during the year (approximately 35-40 hours/week). The position begins 9/3/24 and ends 8/15/25. Flexible hours are required, including occasional evening and weekend commitments.

 

Training and Support Provided: eeCorps members receive significant training and experience in community engagement, project implementation, leadership, diverse populations, and more. Up to 20% of total hours served may be spent in applicable approved training and professional development. Members will be supervised and supported by Julianne Gagnon, Education Director at TGF, as well as by Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator. The 2024-25 cohort of eeCorps members serving throughout the region will act as additional resources and support for each other.

 

Location and Service Conditions: Position will be based at TGF’s main office (1820 Platte St. Denver, CO 80202) & SPREE Headquarters (610 S. Jason St. Denver, CO 80223). Service will also be performed at schools, parks, and community gatherings in target neighborhoods (as described above) throughout Denver.

 

Diversity and Equal Opportunity: The Greenway Foundation shall not discriminate against any employee, volunteer or program participant on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, marital, parental, veteran or military status, political service, or membership, participation or association with any employee organization. We provide equal employment and volunteer opportunities to all individuals based on relevant qualifications and abilities.

 

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes the value of diversity and inclusiveness to advance environmental education. CAEE defines diversity in its broadest sense and welcomes everyone to the field of environmental education and the Alliance, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, national origins, socioeconomic status, religious affiliations, languages, and heritages.