LOCAL ONLY - Environmental Education Intern with Youth Stewardship Program-BACKFILL

Expected Dates
February 6, 2017 to August 10, 2018
San Francisco Dept. of Recreation and Parks
Position ID
LOCAL ONLY-Primary Area of Focus: Youth Stewardship Program, a free environmental service learning program.  YSP’s full program includes 1 in-class visit and 5 field trips.  Each trip consists of environmental education activities and habitat restoration work.
Coordinate, schedule, and co-lead in-class presentations and thematic field trips to San Francisco’s city parks and natural areas for grades 2nd -12th grade.
Utilize environmental education curriculum and resources to create meaningful lesson plans
Communicate and coordinate with the Parks and Opens space Division to design and implement intentional age-appropriate habitat restoration projects.
Have an ongoing dialogue with teachers and educators to schedule field trips and modify established YSP curriculum to meet teacher’s needs when necessary.
Maintain thorough data collection and records including creating and conducting surveys, capturing media documentation, creating reports etc., to meet grant deliverables.
Support and coordinate with Volunteer Operation staff to prepare and lead Volunteer projects, meetings, outreach and special events.
Lead Urban Ag focused trips in the youth Stewardship Program, demonstration garden and Alemany Farms.
Support Occasional Greenager and large volunteer workdays
Weekly/Monthly SCA/AmeriCorps reporting/logs/phone conferences 
Desired Qualifications:
Enjoys working with diverse intergenerational crowds, and strong interest in working with youth
Interest and experience in Urban Agriculture and Urban Parks
Experience leading/facilitating youth through structured activities
Able to engage and comfortable managing groups of youth  and/or adults for 2+ hours
Works well in a team setting and similarly, is self-motivated  and can work independently
Passion for the environment and working outdoors
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Computer literate; MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Internet
Previous related experience or background in biology, environmental studies, or other related subjects or strong interest and willing to learn independently and through experience
B.A. or B.S. in related subject (preferred not required)
Multi-lingual, ideally in Spanish and/or Cantonese
Comfortable driving large trucks or willing to learn
Ideally Bay Area resident
Required Qualifications:
Willing to work occasional off hours and outdoors in inclement weather
California State Drivers’ License with a good driving record
Experience working with youth is a must
Must be able to commit fully to 40 hours per week and total 1700 hours; 10 month commitment.
Interns will receive hands-on trainings as well as formal workshop style trainings over the course of a year in San Francisco natural history and ecology, youth leadership techniques, restoration skills, and program coordination, special event planning and general operation trainings.
Occasional SCA/AmeriCorps trainings
Overnight team, building/training trips will be mandatory-Dates to be determined. 
Internship Term: January 4th-August 10, 2018)
Time Commitment: 40 hours per week 

Schedule is Tues-Saturday with some occasional evenings. (40 hours/wk)
$255 weekly stipend, paid bi-weekly
Eligibility AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of position end date (subject to award availability)
$20/week for commuting
$600/month housing allowance
To Apply:
 Select Conservation Intern & Corps for your program of interest on the preliminary application. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and three references.      
  • This position is based out of an office in Golden Gate Park, and includes travel in a city vehicle to schools and parks all over San Francisco.
  • New educators will be trained over a course of a year in San Francisco natural history and ecology, youth leadership techniques, restoration skills, and program coordination.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Volunteer Coordination
some experience
Working with Children
competent without supervision