Job Type: AmeriCorps
Salary Details: 1,850/Month
Required Experience: 0 – 1 years

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Join our grassroots outdoor education organization in shaping the lives of rural youth & communities. We are a small mighty team of dedicated staff & AWESOME volunteers who are building a stronger community. Enjoy a beautiful small-town with easy access to outdoor recreation. Want to hike on your lunch break? GPI’s STrEaMs (Science, technology, recreation, engineering, art, mathematics, & skill building) programs utilize the transformative potential of the outdoors to empower youth through action-based learning to build resilient communities & ecosystems. Join us!

GPI is a direct response to tragedy: the tragic 2014 Oso Landslide combined with decades of increasing poverty, a household income at almost half the state average, & disenfranchised youth. Additionally, education cuts eliminated 1/3 of the teachers & youth lacked exposure to outdoors despite being surrounded by mountains & rivers. The community’s greatest assets were identified: youth, forests, & recreation.

That summer, members of the community supported by partners from business, government, social services & education, designed & launched an outdoor youth STEM pilot program to invest & strengthen these assets through empowering students to develop infrastructure & scientific knowledge endemically through hands-on, practical-based projects contributing to the ecological & economic regeneration of their community. This became Glacier Peak Institute. The Curriculum Coordinator and Development VISTA will focus on the growth mindset model for youth to become creative problem solvers and explorers. The position is vital to increasing the capacity of GPI to better serve our community as well as to replicate this curriculum in other struggling rural communities. After participating in our programs, youth leave school excited to share their outdoor lessons, and feel empowered to explore the forests and rivers around us. Tomorrow, they will be shaping the futures of their communities.

Member Duties : You are responsible for GPI’s curriculum. Given many rural school districts are in financial hardship, you are tasked with creating innovative programs focused on ecosystems & our partners. Your position will leverage community connections & resources. The role is vital to ensuring underprivileged & marginalized youth have access to educational & recreational opportunities You will: Break the cycle of poverty by building resilient communities & ecosystems while contributing to the lives of disadvantaged youth Coordinate curriculum & programs for school STrEaMs activities & Growth Mindset Initiate new programs leveraging expertise, & finding creative ways to utilize the surrounding environment Actively communicate with partners Develop replicable materials to be shared in other struggling geographic locations Provide guidelines, protocols & best practices Work w/ a team Create bridges between communities such as urban and rural Utilize outdoor recreation 

Program Benefits : Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, $500 professional development funds,  Housing, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Training. 

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas: Education, Public Safety, Children/Youth, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development, Technology, Community Outreach, Environment. 

Skills: Community Organization, Environment, Teaching/Tutoring, Urban Planning,  Education, Fine Arts/Crafts, Communications, Recruitment, Youth Development,  Public Speaking, Leadership, Computers/Technology, Social Services, Public Health,  Team Work, Writing/Editing, General Skills, Non-Profit Management 


Apply through the AmeriCorps Portal. Listing can be found here.