The UCC is hiring individual AmeriCorps members to serve with a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on environmental conservation. These one year (1700-hour) positions give members the opportunity to gain professional teaching experience that frequently leads to permanent employment with the non-profits they serve.
The Utah Conservation Corps thanks
For their support of environmental Education
• Annual Living Allowance: $11,400
• Education Award: $5,350 (upon completion of service)
• Health Insurance
• Child Care (for qualified members)
• Pre-service orientation and in-service training
• Professional non-profit experience
• University Credit through USU (optional)
• Utah Environmental Education Certification (optional)
We are now accepting applications and will continue to do so until the positions are filled. Members are hired on a rolling basis.
The UCC is currently offering positions with the following organizations:
United States Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service, under the leadership of Chief Tom Tidwell, is entrusted with 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. We are dedicated to the improvement of water resources, development of climate change resiliency, creation of jobs that will sustain communities and restoration and enhancement of landscapes.
The Intermountain Regional Office of the Forest Service, located in Ogden, Utah, is looking for a Utah Conservation Corps candidate. The selected applicant will work with the recreation staff in an office setting assisting with graphic design work and other program needs. Experience with Adobe Design Suite preferable.
- Full-time (1,700 hours) or part-time (900 hours) schedule
- AmeriCorps education award
- Living allowance
- Health insurance (if full-time)
- Child care for qualified providers (if full-time)
Utah Society for Environmental Education
The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 c (3) non-profit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981.
Ogden Nature Center
Located in the heart of Ogden, you'll find a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages. These include art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability, summer camps, and more.
UCC member will teach on-site school, preschool, summer camp, home school and community programs; develop new programs as needed; and assist with education program tasks.
For information and application, contact Stefanie Miller at email@example.com.
Wasatch Community Gardens
Wasatch Community Gardens is a community-based nonprofit that has served the Salt Lake County community for 20 years. Since our founding in 1989, we have provided opportunities for individuals to grow their own food in urban gardens. We also provide educational opportunities to youth and adults.
Great Salt Lake Nature Center
Located at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area (WMA), the Great Salt Lake Nature Center is a place for education, discovery, and enjoyment. We invite you to explore and find out what makes the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America.
Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area is a working ranch with the mission of enhancing big game winter range and other critical habitats, thereby maintaining healthy rangelands for all wildlife.
TreeUtah is a statewide 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to tree planting and education.
Urban & Community Forestry & Education (3)
UCC members will prepare for planting/growing season; conduct tree plantings with school children & community volunteers; maintain trees and plants; develop & implement environmental education programs; develop reports; assist office staff; perform community outreach; and attend quarterly UCC meetings and AmeriCorps member conference.
EcoGarden and Education Intern
This 900 hour position runs from March through September. Applications for this position are due on February 8th, 2013.
More information about this position can be found on our website. All inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Canyonlands Field Institute
Immerse yourself in the wildness and beauty that only a desert sojourn can offer. Come with us and experience wild nature through hiking, camping and river running.
AmeriCorps Member Camp Director/Caretaker
This position will lead environmental education programs, work closely with other field staff, oversee all general operations and maintenance onsite, and lead environmental service projects in a remarkable high desert setting. The Camp Director will live and work (primarily) at Professor Valley Field Camp, located about 25 miles out of Moab in a beautiful, remote setting. Age groups served are elementary, middle and high school students with adult chaperones accompanying each group. Adult groups use the camp for retreats, workshops, and service projects. The camp is a rustic facility with yurts, tipis, latrines, and solar power, accommodating up to 40 visitors. When not at camp, the Camp Director will assist at our warehouse in Moab. For more information and to read the full position description, please read this PDF Document or send an email to Kelly Evans at email@example.com.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.
Education Specialists (2)
UCC Education Specialists work with a variety of young audiences teaching on and off-site school programs. Responsibilities include curriculum development for Saturday classes and summer camps, leading EE activities at festivals, birthday parties and special programs, and assisting with daily operations.
For information and application, contact Sara Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plant Conservation Field Assistant (1)
The UCC member will assist the Red Butte Conservation Department on various existing projects. Responsibilities include data collection on rare and endangered plants, seed collection, plant identification, data entry/organization, and driving to field sites. Opportunities for educational outreach may also exist. The position requires travel for up to 4 days at a time, camping, and outdoor field work. Individual must be able to pay attention to detail and work well independently and as part of a team. Botanical experience preferred.
For information and application, contact Rita Dodge at email@example.com.
Multicultural Center of Cache Valley
The Multicultural Center of Cache Valley is a non-sectarian, non-denominational institution. Its primary mission is to assist minorities in Cache Valley who request assistance in reaching their full potential as a citizens and visitors of the United States of America.
USU Sustainability Council
The Utah State University Sustainability Council is comprised of USU faculty, staff, and students committed to the development and promotion of sustainable practices on campus. The council is organized into several committees to implement outreach, education, and conservation efforts.
Salt Lake Bike Collective
The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households.
Utah State Parks
Utah State Parks and Recreation manages Utah's 43 state parks. There are currently four open positions with State Parks.