Climate Corps Education Outside Fellow

Job Description

Are you a natural leader? Are you passionate about teaching and using school gardens as a learning laboratory for science education and environmental literacy for elementary-aged kids? Are you committed  to public service? We’re looking for people who share these passions to join our growing science-and-sustainability service Corps. 

Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO) is an AmeriCorps Fellowship program taking place over two academic years which serves public elementary schools in San Francisco, South San Francisco, and San Mateo county. As a CCEO Fellow, you will teach garden-based science and environmental literacy education serving a high percentage of low-income K-5 students and many English-language learners. CCEO fellows must be committed to social justice and have cultivated or be willing to cultivate cultural competence and humility. 

Climate Corps Education Outside Fellow Job Description:

  • Commitment to serve 1,200 hours per year over two academic years in a Bay Area school.
  • Biweekly participation in the CCEO professional development program with a cohort of emerging education and sustainability professionals.

  • Teaching and planning ecoliteracy lessons for high needs students in the Bay Area that center around ecoliteracy and science activation. 

  • Cultivating a garden space and green schoolyard to promote urban students’ connection to the environment and nature.

  • Activating community and volunteer power to develop lush outdoor classrooms and benefit student learning. 

  • Identify and fulfill one fundraising opportunity to promote the continuation of garden programming at a school site. 


Fellows must:

  • Have ability to work in the US
  • Be 17 years old or older

  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks

  • Be negative for tuberculosis

  • Be able and willing to commit to two academic years (September to May)


  • A commitment to Climate Corps Education Outside’s mission and vision

  • College degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience prioritizing and managing projects

  • Experience teaching and working with groups of students (especially ages 5-12) outdoors

  • Experience working with children and adults from diverse backgrounds

  • Experience with gardening or farming

  • The ability to thrive in an environment characterized by significant growth, ambiguity, and constant change

  • The ability to self-direct and successfully juggle many tasks at once, shifting from one situation or task to another fluidly

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Comfort speaking in front of students and working with groups

  • Ability to be responsive to email, phone calls, and other means of communication

  • Competency in Spanish or Chinese is a plus, but not required

Candidates must be available to work from September 3rd, 2019 for two academic years (September to May). During the school year, Mondays through Thursdays are dedicated to teaching in the outdoor classroom at your school site and guiding science, sustainability, and other efforts with the community. Two Fridays a month are designated for professional development, which includes formal learning workshops offered within garden-based education, leadership for community engagement, horticulture and garden design, peer coaching, and administration time.


You will receive a taxable living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month and an AmeriCorps end of program education award of $4,266.

For the complete position listing and to apply, please visit

*Second term is contingent on school site fit and continuation of program funding

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: environmental education, community outreach, climate change resiliency, gardening, outdoor learning, science education, environmental literacy, garden educator, nonprofit

Application Closing Date: 
Not Specified
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Job Region: 
Job Location: 
San Francisco, South San Francisco, and San Mateo county
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
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