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Education Coordinator – Sierra Nevada Alliance and Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Our Community Connection Program offers people of all ages the opportunity to connect with the land, by providing a diverse range of educational and community activities, including: the incredibly popular and in-demand East Side Pollinator Garden Project, field trips and workshops (wildflower and bird identification walks, wildlife migration corridor hikes, geology walks, pollinator garden workshops); youth education programs; hands-on stewardship (i.e. invasive plant removal, river clean-ups); and community celebrations (picnics, locally-produced food feasts, and our annual “Lands & Legacy” celebration weekend). ESLT’s programs are available for the 30,000 area residents and the estimated three million annual visitors who rely on the region’s iconic landscapes and open space for recreation and renewal.
ESLT’s Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps member will expand, develop and deliver high quality youth and adult environmental educational programs for the organization by involving our community and members in certifying pollinator-friendly gardens, field trips, seminars, workshops, and restoration and stewardship projects.
Our Education Coordinator will be involved in watershed restoration and enhancement, including:
- Implementation, recruitment, and community education about the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project
- Collaboration and coordination of habitat restoration projects that include the Round Valley Mule Deer herd
- Collaboration with local organizations and other AmeriCorps members in the area
- Design, production, and distribution of education materials that increase public awareness and support for effective watershed and habitat protection and enhancement
- Outreach and presentations to community groups, citizen sciences, and stakeholders
- Develop and organize effective restoration and education events such as The Great Sierra River Clean-Up, Mule Deer Migration Tour, pollinator workshops and demonstration events, and Scenic Highway 395 clean-up
- Utilizing GIS to make maps for outreach, presentations, and citizen science involvement; recruitment and management of program-related volunteers
- Occasional assistance with land stewardship projects
Site-Specific Training Provided:
ESLT will train our new SNAP Member. Additional trainings will be provided that fit with our new SNAP member’s career and professional goals.
Things to Note:
Applicants should possess a college degree, or the equivalent work experience, with a focus and interest in environmental education, biology, human/public health, ecology, environmental science, or related field; high level of energy and passion for ESLT’s mission, preserved lands, and the region’s important watersheds. Excellent communication skills, interest in and general knowledge of pollinators and native plants, biology, good physical conditioning, and ability to navigate and travel in the outdoors are required qualifications. Interest in working with youth to plant and maintain our school sunflower garden and the public through outreach efforts will be helpful. Ability to hike through creeks and vegetation and be on your feet for up to 10 hours a day, and the ability to work in the office sitting at a computer station for up to 8 hours a day. Tolerance and appreciation for various viewpoints are also necessary for living in a remote rural environment. A sense of humor and team player orientation is always a plus.
ESLT staff and board will assist with introductions to Eastern Sierra living for our AmeriCorps member. Fresh food and baked goods show up at unexpected times, and the office has a full shower and is within walking distance to “downtown”. Living in a safe and small town surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery and endless outdoor recreational opportunities is a priceless and unequaled benefit! This is a hybrid position, with the understanding that ESLT provides a fully functioning office is Bishop, where all equipment and supplies are made available. It is a requirement to adhere to all ESLT’s policies and procedures and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.