ee360 Community Environmental Education Fellowship
- Job posted by North American Association for Environmental Education
2000 P Street NW
Global environmental issues are one of the greatest challenges facing our society today. Although they can appear in varying forms, many communities are looking for creative ways to address the effects of these environmental issues, moving to mitigate impact, and adapting to changes.
Community-based efforts are the first means of building community resiliency. Locally based community leaders offer a chance to develop innovative approaches that build constituencies and influence attitudes. While many small, local organizations are playing a key role in successful local efforts, they operate largely by trial-and-error, with the leaders of these efforts often working alone. Without support, many of these projects will never reach their potential.
ee360 proposes to address these challenges by fostering community leaders with the skills to communicate, network, mentor, and share best practices to stimulate local community resiliency efforts. In 2018, we will convene and support a network of community leaders working in environmental education and conservation. Fellows across North America will work in communities of color, low-income urban neighborhoods, impoverished rural regions, and across multi-state regions to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation on communities by helping them become more resilient to the pressing challenges.
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Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:59 PM ET.
Benefits of Becoming a Fellow
Each fellow accepted into the program will receive training and individualized support for their work, including the following:
- Professional development and leadership training with a focus on environmental education, effective partnerships, participatory planning strategies, community engagement, leadership, strategic communications, fundraising, project planning, and evaluation
- An enhanced professional network of ee360 Community EE Fellows and leaders in environmental education, conservation, community resilience, and other disciplines
- Increased access to relevant practices and resources through NAAEE’s professional development opportunities on eePRO
- Full financial support to attend a five-day Leadership Institute July 8-13, 2018 at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA
- $1,200 scholarship to attend the 2018 Annual NAAEE conference in Spokane, WA
- Technical assistance in planning and implementing an EE Action Project
- Individual and organizational recognition through ee360 and NAAEE
Level of Language Proficiency
English (Full Professional or Native Proficiency)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
All applicants must have the following:
- 3-5 years experience in EE, conservation, or community engagement.
- A partner organization. A partner organization can be an ee360 Partner, NAAEE State Affiliate, or other community or national organization whose goals and practices make a positive contribution to the field of EE. Applicants must submit a letter of support from his/her partner organization, describing how they will work together to design and implement an EE Action Project.
- A creative idea for an EE Action Project that addresses a local, state, or national environmental issue. The project should demonstrate a new or innovative solution to an environmental problem, including strategies for reaching new audiences, achieving greater impact in addressing community sustainability and resilience issues, or new strategies for developing effective partnerships. Applicants can present current and ongoing projects but must describe how he/she will use the fellowship to add a new twist or strategy that will make the project more innovative and effective.
- Two letters of recommendation. One letter must come from the applicant’s partner organization. The other letter can be from any professional contact familiar with the applicant’s experience in EE, conservation, or leadership ability.