Apply for the TerraCorps Youth Education Coordinator position with EQLT!

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Site by engaging youth in science and nature learning projects.They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world.

Our YEC will support EQLT’s mission by:

  • Engaging youth in tree planting to improve public health
  • Expanding engagement, the arts, and learning on the Mass Central Rail Trail
  • Engaging youth in creating children’s literature projects about land conservation
  • Providing programming for youth to explore conservation lands (photography program, creating videos, etc.) to promote public awareness of these special places and the work of land trusts
  • Developing a family walking program that uses social media to reach new audiences
  • Expanding programs for growing food with local schools
  • Developing curriculum for summer camp days on conservation land
  • Expanding internship and externship opportunities through the local high schools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, communication, and networking skills
  • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfort navigating computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs)
  • Training and experience pertinent to the Youth Education Coordinator position and projects listed above (teaching/ leading groups in outdoors)
  • Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
  • Strong interest/ experience with hands-on land management or stewardship projects
  • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning
  • Flexible and positive attitude and commitment to learning from and engaging with the volunteers and staff at the East Quabbin Land Trust to affect real change in our region