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North Carolina Zoo

Nature Rock's Diversity & Inclusion AmeriCorps Assistant

Position Responsibilities and Duties

1) Community Outreach – This position will reach out to targeted underserved communities to learn more about their needs, concerns, and wants in relation to climate education and spending time in nature. This will be done through surveys, interviews, and focus groups. They will also learn which organizations are already working in these areas and develop partnerships with them, so we can work together to accomplish our goals. (First 5 months of the position.)

2) Environmental Education – The AmeriCorps member will then design programs and outreach materials for these communities. They will create and host at minimum 6 environmental education/outreach programs for the identified community for the pilot year and work with both the community and partner organizations to build a foundation for the future of the program including the afterschool program/club that would grow to additional communities the following years.

3) Nature Rock’s program management – To better understand the Nature Rock’s model and how it might need to be modified for these new communities the AmeriCorps member would assist with all Nature Rock’s programs throughout the year of their service.

Resilience Corps NC offers a living stipend of $17,000 for 11 months. Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $6,345 from the National Service Trust. 

Experience Required

Bachelor degree in education, environmental studies, communications, natural sciences, or early childhood education is preferred. Or high school diploma/GED and at least three years of education experience working with a variety of audiences in a role such as: camp counselor, schoolteacher, or non-formal educator (e.g. Zoo, Aquarium, Museum, Park, or Nature Center). Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Spanish language is preferred but not required for the position.

Further Comments

The Zoo’s mission is to protect wildlife and wild places and inspires people to join us in conserving the natural world. We do this through our four pillars of animal welfare, conservation, education, and guest engagement. The AmeriCorps member will be helping us achieve our mission through our conservation and education initiatives.



How to Apply

To apply, contact

North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone: 33.879.7000

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