School Engagement Team Member (Alliance for Youth Climate Leadership) – J. Rhoades [Work-Study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch University New England
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
Start Date: 5/8/21
End Date: 8/27/21
Number of Positions: 2
Hours per Week: 20
Weekends Required: No
Evenings Required: No
Supervisor: Jason Rhoades
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): Up to 100% of hours can be completed remotely. This will involve individual work as well as collaboration via google drive and zoom.
Method to assess remote work: Student work will be shared and assessed weekly during whole group meetings and individual meetings with supervisor. Student work will also be evaluated as part of an end of semester evaluation.
The Alliance for Youth Climate Leadership (the Alliance) is envisioned as a hub organization hosted out of Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies Department that brings together young people, climate leadership mentors, and relevant regional organizations. The organization’s focus is to support youth leadership and advocacy on climate change. This is accomplished through supporting and collaborating within two domains: local schools and community organizations. The Alliance’s mission is to support the next generation of climate advocates to lead, collaborate, and innovate for a just, resilient, and thriving planet. The main duties of the School Engagement Team are to: Enhance collaborative relationships with current local school partners including Keene Middle School, Keene High School (esp. the Sierra Club), MC2 Charter High School, and ConVal. Work with school partners to determine the needs of each site and support those needs to the best of our ability. Examples include: Developing programs or lesson plans; Leading workshops; Attending club meetings and providing insight or facilitating projects/meetings/discussions; Offering individual support for students engaging in climate action; Finding and sharing opportunities for youth climate leadership in their community – 6 hours Visit schools to participate in meetings, projects, or workshops when necessary – 3 hours Look for and actively pursue new school partners, as the team has capacity for – 2 hours Prepare resources to support teachers in teaching about climate change in the class room – 2 hours Meet with team partner on alternate weeks – 2 hours Meet with the full Alliance on alternate weeks – 2 hours Additional duties may include to: Assist in planning and organizing events hosted/co-hosted by the Alliance; Present or write about our work for other organizations; Manage or contribute to social media accounts and other outwards communication – 3 hours
Comfort and interest in working directly with young people (primarily middle schoolers and high schoolers) Comfort and interest in collaborating with local educators Experience with program design or lesson planning preferred Effective communication skills (written and verbal) Knowledge of climate change impacts and solutions, or willingness to learn Able and willing to take initiative on projects without overhead prompting.
How to Apply: Please send an email expressing interest in the position along with a cover letter and resume to Jason Rhoades
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