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Community Program Educator Position Description

​​1 Year Position
September 5, 2023 - August 23, 2024
  • 35 hrs/wk

    • 1700 hrs = total for whole term

  • $450.98/week, paid bi-weekly 

    • ​$23,000 = total living stipend for whole term

  • $6,895 = estimate Education Award upon successful completion of service​​


Additional Benefits

  • Learn more about the AmeriCorps Education Award mentioned above. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. (Award Amounts)

  • Gain professional skills and explore career options!

  • Make a difference in the community

  • Be a part of a dedicated service team

  • Opportunity for student loan forbearance

  • Employee Assistant Program includes phone/text/video call counselor service and other resources

  • Optional health insurance (1 year/1700 hr positions only)

  • You may be eligible for AmeriCorps child care public assistance

  • What is AmeriCorps? 


The Community Program Educator will assist with all aspects of Community Program planning, design, promotion, teaching and evaluation. Interact with the public as a community resource. Collaborate with community partners and assist in volunteer recruitment and management.  The Community Program Educator AmeriCorps member will gain educator skills while exploring career options.



  • Assist with planning, scheduling, teaching, and general supervision of existing programs for all ages of community members

  • Work with community partners on collaborative programs

  • Design and implement new programs for different age groups

  • Teach programs with live education animals

  • Represent WisCorps at community booths and events

  • Complete program and event evaluations

  • Keep detailed records of program types and attendance numbers for grant purposes

  • Use general budgetary and financial policies and procedure to assess feasibility of programs and events

Program Marketing

  • Assist in designing and creating publicity for community programs and events

  • Assist in distribution of publicity for upcoming events, programs, and volunteer opportunities

  • Assist with website and social media to promote programs and events

Volunteer Recruitment and Management

  • Assist with recruitment, training, and evaluation of nonpaid, non-AmeriCorps volunteers

  • Assist with scheduling and supervision of volunteers

  • Make sure appropriate records of volunteer hours are kept

  Myrick Park Center Operations

  • Interact with the public as a community resource during open hours, sharing your knowledge, experience, and insight about the Myrick Park Center and surrounding natural areas

  • Engage visitors to meet their needs, interests, or curiosity about the Center and advance the Center’s Mission

  • Conduct tours of the Myrick Park Center

  • Assist with facility-related needs for community programs and nature center operations

  • Ensure Myrick Park Center and Community Program policies and safety procedures are followed

Capstone Project

  • 1700 hour AmeriCorps Members will have the opportunity to develop a significant program series or select a project that will leave a lasting contribution within their program area, the department, or the organization. 


  • Teaching or community program experience, a plus

  • Experience with community partnership and collaboration, a plus

  • Experience in outdoor recreation, a plus

  • Comfortable with learning how to care for and handle live education animals including amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, birds and invertebrates

  • Willing to learn and implement teaching strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of the community surrounding environmental service

  • Willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques

  • Dependable; able to fulfill commitment to term of service

  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check

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