Job Opening

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Program

Mobile Baykeeper is hiring AmeriCorps Members through the  Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in the Baykeeper Patrol Program, Volunteer Program, and Environmental Education. These programs directly support Mobile Baykeeper’s mission and help us defend and revive the health of the waters of Coastal Alabama. 

General Information

  • Position location: Mobile Baykeeper, Downtown Mobile, AL
  • Service term: October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024; 25 hours/week for part-time positions and 40 hours/week for full-time positions.
  • AmeriCorps pay: Members receivea monthly stipend and are eligible for an education award after completing the term. Please see http://www.pmsc.org/become-a-member/ for additional information about AmeriCorps service. 

The AmeriCorps Environmental Education Program is a public awareness and education campaign and citizen-based environmental monitoring program. Members will educate community members about watersheds and empower them to take care of waterways by reducing their impact. Core activities of the program include enhancing and tailoring educational presentation materials, recruiting new community groups and schools to receive the education program, delivering presentations, and most importantly, providing outdoor, experiential learning opportunities.

 Qualifications:

  • Have an interest in youth and adult environmental education
  • Experience teaching or leading groups outdoors is preferred
  • An understanding of curriculum development and lesson planning is preferred
  • Connections to diverse audiences are preferred
  • Able to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook
  • Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse weather conditions (rain, heat) for long hours
  • AmeriCorps Members must meet all eligibility requirements in 45 CFR §2522.200(a). 
  • AmeriCorps Members must meet all Mobile Baykeeper and AmeriCorps clearance and background check requirements. Members agree to provide information to establish eligibility and to complete a National Criminal History Check as outlined in 45 CFR §2522.202. 
  • All positions require the applicant to have knowledge of and a commitment to environmental protection, experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, Outlook), the ability to learn new software/applications quickly, and the ability to lift 50 lbs. and feel comfortable carrying heavy items

To apply please submit your application below or send your resume and cover letter to Chloe Ray at [email protected]

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About Mobile Baykeeper

Mobile Baykeeper exists to defend and revive the health of the waters of Coastal Alabama. We work towards real and measurable improvement in the health of the waters of Coastal Alabama. We’ll know we are successful when no one has to question whether the fish are safe to eat or the water is safe to swim in, when our seagrasses and oyster reefs recover, and our coastal communities take responsibility for the health of the water.

Mobile Baykeeper is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome candidates who share these values.