Climate Corps Education Outside: Garden Educator

$2,255 monthly
  • SEI: Building Leaders for a Resilient World
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Nov 10, 2021
Paid fellowship

Job Description

Are you passionate about teaching and using school gardens as a learning laboratory for elementary-aged students? We’re looking for emerging education professionals who share this passion to join our AmeriCorps cohort. We’re looking for skillful, energetic folks with a resilient mindset and a commitment to equity and social justice. We’re looking for independent problem-solvers who also value collaboration and teamwork. Most of all, we’re looking for dynamic, bright people who are ready to dedicate one to two years of their lives to advancing science and environmental education in public schools.

About the Climate Corps Education Outside Fellowship
Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) is an AmeriCorps program focused on providing garden-based science and environmental education at public elementary schools around the Bay Area. Each CCEO Fellow is matched with one of our partner sites and serves as the garden educator for their school, teaching 10-16 garden lessons per week to K-5 students. Fellows also manage the garden and work to engage the school community.

We are hiring for two CCEO Fellowship positions:
  • Location 1: Redwood City, CA
  • Location 2: San Francisco, CA
  • Start and End Dates: Week of January 3rd, 2022 (exact date TBD) - June 30th, 2022.
  • Fellowship Term: a minimum of 900 hours over 6 months, 40 hours per week. 1-2 Fridays a month are designated for CCEO program trainings at different locations around the Bay Area.


As a Climate Corps Education Outside Fellow, you will:

  • Prepare for and teach multiple garden lessons per day to various grade levels
  • Build, maintain, and grow an effective, inviting, and productive garden classroom
  • Create a safe and positive outdoor classroom culture
  • Apply equity and anti-racist lenses to all teaching and learning with students
  • Coordinate harvesting, cooking, and eating in the garden with students
  • Facilitate sustainability projects and learning opportunities on campus and in their community
  • Build strong relationships with community members in order to serve the needs of the school and students
  • Engage in grant writing and fundraising to support garden infrastructure improvements and purchase garden and instructional materials and supplies

Basic Eligibility
AmeriCorps members must: 

  • Have ability to work in the US
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Be 17 years old or older
  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks
  • Be negative for tuberculosis
  • Be able and willing to commit to the 9-month service term

Additional Qualifications:

  • A commitment to Climate Corps Education Outside’s mission and vision
  • A commitment to social justice
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching and working with groups of students (especially ages 5-12) outdoors
  • Experience working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with gardening or farming
  • Experience prioritizing and managing projects
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with the team members and programmatically
  • SEI is a COVID vaccine-positive workplace, and all eligible employees are required to be fully vaccinated (unless they have an exemption for medical/disability or religious reasons)
You will receive an AmeriCorps living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month. At the end of the 6-month service term, the total stipend received will be $13,530. In addition, you will receive an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $3,172.50 upon successful program completion. You will also be eligible to enroll in SEI’s Kaiser Premium healthcare plan at no cost. 

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