OPS IFAS Florida 4-H AmeriCorps Environmental Education Educator

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 21, 2022
Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS Florida 4-H AmeriCorps Environmental Education Educator

Job Description:

Essential Tasks

Help to book, organize, deliver, and evaluate 100 educational onsite programs for students in grades K-8 related to Florida land, air, soil, and water using Florida 4-H Environmental Education curriculum.

Help to book, organize, deliver, and evaluate 100 outreach visits to schools, organizations and agencies to teach Florida 4-H Environmental Education curriculum.



Initial onboarding training for all AmeriCorps members will take place immediately upon hiring and focus on UF Human Resources, 4-H Standards of Expectations and Youth Protection, and AmeriCorps expectations and allowable and prohibited activities.

Initial Training

Will cover

  • Ages and stages of youth
  • Experiential Learning
  • Behavior modification
  • Environmental education practicum
  • AmeriCorps and Volunteer Florida training

Monthly Check-ins

Topics will cover areas that need further addressing dependent on member needs as determined by members and/or supervisors on an ongoing basis.

Evaluations and Reporting

  • Quarterly program delivery performance evaluations between the member and on-site supervisor and/or other supervisor. The member will be provided with the criteria and timeline for evaluating their performance. Performance evaluations will provide information to inform the program’s service delivery and will help the member successfully complete the terms of their service.
  • Bi-weekly timesheet reporting
  • Monthly data reports, to include number of reached participants and environmental education evaluation data
  • Quarterly narrative reports of education programs and delivery

Typically M-F, 8-5. Some night and weekend work.

Expected Salary:

$635 Biweekly living stipend.

Minimum Requirements:

High School diploma or its equivalent is minimum requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualification is a Bachelors Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, in sciences, education, natural resources, youth development, recreational leadership or other related fields is required. Valid driver’s license preferred.

  • Teach pre-designed environmental education curricula to a variety of ages and abilities
  • Effective oral communication with both large and small groups
  • Effective written communication
  • Customer service
  • Experience working with youth
  • Knowledge, experience and/or interest in teaching environmental education
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Must pass a Background Screening prior to hire.

September 2022 - July 31st, 2023 (or until the opportunity to complete required hours).

This position is a Reduced Full-time Member that must serve at least 1200 hours.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No