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Educational Support Specialist

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CITY OF PRESCOTT - RECREATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Educational Support Specialist
10 Hours/Week; 300 hours total
Service Location: Prescott, AZ
americorps@arizonaserve.org

Organizational Purpose and Background
The Prescott Recreation Services Department is open every week day from 8AM to
4PM. The programming office is located at 824 East Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona,
but the Recreation Services team works on multiple outdoor projects on public lands
across the city. The city has over 3000 acres of open space that it maintains and follows
safety procedures so that people from all over can enjoy the lands. These lands have
over 25 species of native plants. The mission of the Recreation Services Department is
to provide safe, well-maintained parks and public places, preserve historic resources,
strengthen the bonds of the community, and create opportunities for renewal, growth,
and enrichment.

The purpose of an AmeriCorps state member at this site is to expand the educational
use of this public space, increasing community engagement, and specifically support
playgrounds and trails within the City of Prescott.

I. Project Focus Areas and Activities
A. Trails Coordination: The member will assist in performing routine maintenance
on City of Prescott trails, open areas, and provide upkeep on property buildings.
They will help assist with the maintenance of play structures and coordinate
special events as needed.
B. Content Creation: The AmeriCorps members will create guides and lesson
plans to make City of Prescott parks and trails more educational for youth and
families. Guides and lesson plans will include but are not limited to identification
of plants, trees, bugs, and animals, exposure to park friendly games and sports,
and standards based curriculum to assist local teachers.
C. Workforce Development: The AmeriCorps member will shadow Recreation
Services staff in their essential job duties and functions to assess the opportunity
to pursue a career in the public sector.

II. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
●17 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to
apply
● Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a
consistent, energetic, positive manner
●Strong organizational and time management skills
●Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
●Effective problem-solving skills
●Ability and desire to work with diverse community members
●Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
●Effective verbal and written communication skills
●Access to reliable transportation preferred, but not an immediate barrier to
candidacy
B. AmeriCorps State Member Benefits
●$1,331 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service hours
● Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
●Team support and coaching

Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized
identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.
Arizona Serve provides an inclusive environment accessible to individuals with reasonable accommodations.

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About Arizona Serve

Location:

530 S Main Ave Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85701, US

Mission Statement

Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona.

Description

Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona. We believe that our communities are safer, healthier and more prosperous when we know each other, help each other and work with each other. By doing these things, we believe that communities are able to meet their own needs and create their own visions for a sustainable and just future.

We place AmeriCorps State and VISTA members in the Tucson and Prescott communities on a diverse set of projects. We offer full time and part time positions that come with a Segal Education Award that can be used for tuition costs or to repay student loans. Some positions also have a living allowance or stipend.

Community
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

824 E Gurley StPrescott, AZ 86301

(34.54231,-112.4583)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week for about 20 weeks

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