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Are you passionate about teaching and gardening? Are you interested in using school gardens as a learning laboratory for elementary environmental education? SEI is seeking emerging education professionals to join our Climate Corps Education Outside AmeriCorps cohort to advance science and eco-literacy in public schools.
Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) is an 8.5 month, full-time (40 hours per week) program that offers emerging environmental educators extensive professional development and training as they advance outdoor science education in Bay Area public schools.
As a CCEO Fellow, you will be placed at an elementary school and serve as the garden educator at that site, teaching 10-16 garden lessons per week to students in grades K-5 in the on-campus outdoor garden classroom. You will also maintain the garden and work to engage the school community in the space. As part of a cohort of approximately 30 CCEO Fellows, you will participate in a year-long training and professional development program designed to support you in your role.
During the school year, Mondays through Thursdays are dedicated to teaching lessons in the outdoor classroom using the provided CCEO curriculum while maintaining the garden space. Fridays are designated for cohort-wide training and site administration. Over the summer, you will work to improve curriculum and program resources, maintain the garden, and participate in other program projects.
CCEO Fellows serve a high percentage of low-income children and many English-language learners. Fellows must be committed to social justice and have cultivated or be willing to cultivate cultural humility. While the field of environmental education has a long way to go, we strive for equity and inclusivity for Fellows, schools, and students.
The position will start on November 27, 2023, and end in early August 2024. Please note that while CCEO is typically an 11.5-month program, this open position will start in the middle of the school year. While this is a one-year commitment, we strive to maintain consistency for our school sites and prioritize applicants who can make a two-year commitment to their schools.
CCEO Fellows provide garden-based lessons that help students practice science and connect to the natural world. As a CCEO Fellow, you will:
CCEO Fellows develop and maintain inviting, educational, and productive garden classrooms. As a CCEO Fellow, you will:
CCEO Fellows build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, communicate about their work, and identify and support needs in the school community. As a CCEO Fellow, you will:
CCEO Fellows participate in bi-monthly program training sessions to support their growth as an educator. As a CCEO Fellow, you will:
CCEO Fellows track data about program implementation at their school site, which is integral to demonstrating impact to funders. As a CCEO Fellow, you will support organizational data collection by:
CCEO Fellows must…
We seek candidates who share SEI’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, and who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. SEI is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices.