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Earth Force is a national nonprofit organization that engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future.

The Opportunity

To support partner organizations, corporations and educators who are implementing environmental service-learning and action projects. The Program Manager builds diverse partnerships among students, teachers, local environmental organizations, government agencies and corporations in traditionally underserved communities. This position will work on model programs to encourage additional partners to adopt service-learning practices that prompt students to address community environmental problems. This position is based in or around Detroit, MI, or Indianapolis, IN.

The Position

This employee is responsible for sustaining, supporting, and building public-private partnerships to engage youth in community environmental problem solving. Specifically, this position will create and support partnerships among educators, local environmental organizations, volunteers from corporate sponsors and community stakeholders to engage young people in watershed research-to-action projects.

Specific Duties Include

• Sustaining community partnerships for supporting and funding local schools in watershed research-to-action
projects. Position involves locally-based trainings of watershed and community organizations, educators,
school district officials and corporate employees who serve as mentors in the classroom and field

• Supporting environmental service-learning programs in traditionally underserved communities that engage
students in creating lasting solutions to environmental problems in their local watershed. This employee will
work with teachers from multiple disciplines at multiple schools at one time. Ongoing support can include:
facilitating communication, classroom presentations, teacher meetings, resource development, equipment
ordering, evaluation, end-of-year student summits, and community and media outreach.

• Building a diverse national network and coalition through regional meetings, training workshops and
presentations about service-learning, youth voice and community partnerships.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who is equally comfortable working
with corporate partners, educators and nonprofit managers and has a proven track record of success. The
candidate should have 2-3 years of experience working in the environmental nonprofit field and have a
background in training and supporting educators and developing partnerships in diverse communities.
Candidates must be able to regularly travel to locations around the Midwest and to national conferences and
meetings several times a year. Earth Force is looking for innovative thinkers who are interested in engaging
young people and educators in the process of community decision making around environmental issues. Earth Force is committed to being an inclusive workplace, and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

Closing Date

Until filled


Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Alyssa Hawkins, Director of National Programs,

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