Sustainability Fellow: Air Quality Education

Expected Dates
March 25, 2019 to November 30, 2019
Site
Group Against Smog & Pollution
Position ID
PO-00727402

The 2019 SCA Sustainability Fellow will be responsible for assisting with a variety of educational and community outreach at Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), but will be taking a leading role on planning activities associated with our On the Air podcast, video education series, and creating lesson plans for educator use in the classroom. This will include developing educational materials, conducting presentations for a variety of groups, assisting with event planning, conducting relevant air quality research, and writing blog posts.

The SCA Fellow’s responsibilities will include:

30 % In collaboration with GASP’s Education & Events Coordinator, help design and run two week-long middle and high school school student air quality focused summer camp. Parents will also be educated as their child brings home educational materials.  

55% Develop air quality education content for GASP’s educational programming. This will include the development of curriculum-relevant lesson plans and an outreach component for local teachers to educate their students about air quality issues. Content development will also include GASP’s monthly On the Air podcast, a video training and education series, and written content and materials for GASP’s website. 
30 % In collaboration with GASP’s Education & Events Coordinator, help design and run two week-long middle and high school school student air quality focused summer camp. Parents will also be educated as their child brings home educational materials.  

55 % Develop air quality education content for GASP’s educational programming. This will include the development of curriculum-relevant lesson plans and an outreach component for local teachers to educate their students about air quality issues. Content development will also include GASP’s monthly On the Air podcast, a video training and education series, and written content and materials for GASP’s website. 

10 % General air quality outreach: Helping to staff the GASP table at various community outreach events (including evenings/weekends)

5 % Other duties include regular day-to-day tasks of running an office, such as: scheduling meetings; fielding phone calls and emails from citizens; other duties as assigned. General office work will be kept to a minimum, so that the Sustainability Intern can focus his/her time gaining relevant experience.

Additionally, applicants should possess the following:

  • College degree
  • Good computer skills with a strong familiarity/experience with Microsoft Windows/Office
  • Flexible working hours, including the ability to occasionally work on weekends and weeknights at GASP and/or other environmental events and activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal, and public speaking
  • Professional and positive attitude; strong work ethic; ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Strong organizational and small project management skills
  • Desire to work with diverse communities and individuals
  • Extremely reliable and honest

Interviews will begin January 2019.

*2019 positions are contingent upon funding availability. 
The program manager will notify you if a position has been cancelled prior to interviews. You are encouraged to apply to alternate Sustainability Fellowship positions in this case.*

Compensation: $350/week living stipend, extensive training, Americorps Education Award, healthcare insurance, workers compensation, relocation support. Note: Stipends and allowances are subject to state, local and federal taxes.

Questions can be sent to Emily, SCA Central Program Manager, at [email protected]. Please do not email host organizations. Thanks!

  • GASP’s office in the east end of Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Extensive sustainability training.
  • Extensive workshop and volunteering opportunities.
  • Our Green Cities Corps Fellows gain significant professional experience through leadership roles in urban sustainability and community development projects.

Main Area of Focus
Sustainability
Education, Training & Skills Expected
GPS
some experience
Social Media
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent without supervision
Volunteer Coordination
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent without supervision