Environmental Service Learning Contractor, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Project Duration: January - June, 2013

Location: Denver, CO
 
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global humanitarian and environmental youth program, is seeking candidates for a part-time contractor based in Denver, CO. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe. For more information, please visit www.rootsandshoots.org.
 
The position will require an average of  10 hours per week for five months beginning in late January 2013.Flexibility for occasional weekend and evening event opportunities required. 
 
Send applications to Kamilah Martin at kmartin@janegoodall.org
Please include your cover letter and resume in your application. 
 
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
* Applicants need to be available in-person or Skype interview during the week of January 21 – 25, 2013
* Applicants must be available on Saturday, February 2, 2013 for a day-long workshop with Roots & Shoot and Colorado educators.
 
Early applications will be prioritized.
 
Qualifications: 
  • Be self-motivated and have a positive attitude!
  • Experience andcomfort with and interest in working in a youth classroom setting with educators and elementary through high school students preferred.
  • Experience with STEM-based learning methodologies.
  • Desire to learn about non-profit organizations and service learning in the classroom.
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Proficient computer skills – able to work with Microsoft Office programs. 
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends for organizational event opportunities.
  • Belief in the mission of Roots & Shoots and the Jane Goodall Institute. 
Responsibilities: 
  • Conducts in - classroom visits with Roots & Shoots educators and their students to help design and implement service-learning projects.
  • Conducts environmental and humanitarian service learning outreach activities with teachers and students in Colorado schools.
  • Contributes to outreach efforts with potential partner organizations and Colorado schools to build attendance for Roots & Shoots events and trainings.  
  • Assists in data tracking and administrative support of the Roots & Shoots Service Learning Curriculum in Colorado.
  • Supports select Roots & Shoots special events and trainings—preparation, participation and leading volunteer teams. 
  • May contribute to a wide range of other projects, including production of web-based communication, as well as contacting and assisting other Roots & Shoots members in Colorado.
 
About Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots 
 
Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe. For more information, please visit www.rootsandshoots.org.
 
About the Jane Goodall Institute
 
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall's pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior-research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and the Roots & Shoots global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

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