ee360+ Community Engagement Digital Outreach & Instructional Designer – L. McCann [work study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch Univ New England
Start Date: 9/7/21
End Date: 5/6/22
Number of Positions: 1
Hours per Week: 10-20hrs (minimum; additional hours may be available through work-study and ee360 Year 5 and ee 360+ Year 1 funding cycles
Weekends Required: For the most part, students can choose their own hours outside of staff meetings.
Evenings Required: For the most part, students can choose their own hours outside of staff meetings.
Supervisor: Libby McCann
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 100, see position description
Method to assess remote work: Outcomes based on the job description and required grant-funded deliverables which will be assessed accordingly based on overall quality, follow-through and professionalism.
ee360/ee360+ is an initiative of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) that supports innovative environmental education across the country. Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. EPA, NAAEE along with seven partner organizations is leading an ambitious five-year initiative to prepare a diverse cadre of environmental education (EE) leaders to increase environmental literacy and EE programming. Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Environmental Education (EE) Program within the Environmental Studies Department is one of the seven lead ee360 partners. This initiative has been refunded for an additional 3 years as ee360+ and Antioch University New England’s EE programming continues to serve as a key national partner. This position is intended to help the ee360/ee360+ Antioch Co-Directors and team with projects, educational module design and other programmatic deliverables outlined in the final (5th) year of ee360 and lay the groundwork for Year 1 of the ee360+ work plan. Duties include a wide range of educational design and general administrative tasks to support ee360’s roll out of the NAAEE Community Engagement Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence. Position responsibilities include: 1) Expand upon ee360 Equity & Inclusion Module by translating this work to a digital (web-based) platform and designing relevant synchronous/asynchronous virtual learning opportunities. Exploration of programmatic gaps, promising practices for digital learning, and input solicited from national partners, Antioch’s ee360+ team staff, and EE practitioners (as feasible) will inform design. As your interest allows, this work may form the basis of an environmental studies master’s student capstone project, thesis, professional internship or doctoral student’s service learning project. 2) Project development and design for web-based Equity & Inclusion Module including envisioning/informational interviews about layout and use of the site, research on type of website, create the site –adding print material to populate the site, and figure out how people interact with it and system for upkeep into the future. This could serve as a master’s student capstone project, as interest and time permit. 3) Ensure quality resources publicly available on NAAEE website as supplements to the Community Engagement Guidelines 4) Support workshop design transitioning from in-person plans and materials to virtual format 5) Update and/or expand upon existing ee360 Equity & Inclusion Module to include additional resources, educational activities, and relevant content. 6) Assist with the design and implementation of presentations and workshops focused on the NAAEE Community Engagement Environmental Education Guidelines. Workshops (virtual and face-to-face) are designed for pre-service faculty, in-service educators, and leaders in formal and non-formal educational settings. 7) Provide programmatic support and assist with administrative duties on a consistent basis to ensure high quality, timely communications of this multi-faceted national initiative (e.g., assist with staff meeting agendas, facilitation, notes; workshop planning logistics, email and other outreach communications, notices via eePRO, partner newsletters; manage travel reimbursements as needed). 8) Represent Antioch University New England ee360 team in various regional and national venues (e.g., national ee360 virtual meetings, conferences, etc.). This may include (virtual) participation in the NAAEE Conference October, 2021; registration costs are covered by grant funding. 9) Contribute to relevant evaluative data collection and report writing on an as-needed basis. 10) Work in collaboration with the AUNE ee360 staff and other partners to design and implement a 1½ day Equity & Inclusion Workshop in connection with the Community Engagement Environmental Education Guidelines and conducted at the 2021 NAAEE conference (October). 11) Cultivate social marketing presence of AUNE ee360/ee360+ activities, EE programming and related initiatives. 12) Additional duties as identified in collaboration with the EE faculty and ee360 Antioch team members to ensure completion of ee 360/ee360+ deliverables; complement other related efforts (e.g., Culturally Responsive & Equitable EE Evaluation project); and offer support for AUNE’s EE programming (e.g., literature reviews, represent programs externally, virtual office work, program reports, etc.)
Excellent organizational and time management skills, flexible, on-line instructional design or educational program design experience, capacity to work independently and as part of a team, computer savvy, excellent writing skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to network and seek out resources required. Interest and/or experience in videography, print and digital media, project management, graphic design, research skills a plus, though not required. Preference given to individuals familiar with Antioch’s EE Program, demonstrated interest in the intersections of EE with equity, justice, power and privilege, and/or extensive experience in the field.
How to Apply: For more details, send email of interest with resume to Libby McCann and Jean Kayira
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
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