Youth Climate Justice Coach – Drumlin Farm

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Drumlin Farm

Two seasonal positions, 20 hrs/week, September 2, 2019 - May 15, 2020

Hours flexible, mix of on and off-site possible

Be part of our exciting new Young Leaders for Climate Justice (YLCJ) program! YLCJ is a new leadership opportunity for teams of high school students who want to learn more about climate justice and take action in their own communities to address climate injustice and reverse climate change.  Our pilot program in the 2018-19 school year involved over 60 students who developed and implemented high-value projects over the course of a six month, club-style program.  In the coming year, we will be aiming to expand our reach and impact in the YLCJ second season.

Responsibilities

  • Reach out to and meet with high school teachers, club advisors, and student leaders from Greater Boston/MetroWest towns to tell them about the program and encourage participation in YLCJ.
  • Work with our team of environmental educators to plan and professionally implement the fall- and spring-semester group events, including management of logistics, budget, and day-of details
  • Ensure that participants in YLCJ represent the diversity of the Boston metropolitan region; actively engage with a range of community organizations and students from a range of backgrounds to facilitate an inclusive, diverse and supportive community of student leaders.
  • Communicate regularly, both digitally and in person, with busy high school students and adult club sponsors to keep them inspired and engaged in their action projects
  • Work with the Mass Audubon statewide climate change and advocacy staff to connect YLCJ teams to community officials and climate advocates who can help them with their projects.
  • Work with the Drumlin Farm Marketing Coordinator to publicize our program; document activities via photos and video for use in promoting the program.
  • Lead the YLCJ Steering Committee, facilitating the involvement of key student leaders to help guide the program’s direction; mentor steering committee members in developing their leadership skills and knowledge about climate justice.
  • Engage with local social and climate justice organizations and attend local youth climate events to represent Mass Audubon and spread the word about the Youth Leaders for Climate Justice Program.
  • Seek input and feedback from a range of stakeholders and research other successful youth action programs to continuously improve the program.
  • Document this work so that others can easily access information and to position the next cohort of leaders to build on your experiences.

Qualifications

  • Passion for, and experience with, youth engagement in civic action and climate justice.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, listening, and speaking with individuals and groups.
  • Facility and willingness to work with young people from a range of backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy, including basic fluency in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Experience using social media, and ability to create basic content and imagery for posts.
  • Ability to work independently, with larger goals in mind, to organize time and break down larger tasks into manageable steps.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter by September 16th to:

Jennifer Feller
Job# 3165

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