Children's Forest of Central Oregon: NatureHoods Coordinator

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Recruiting Organization: Notre Dame Mission Volunteers BEND OREGON

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The NatureHoods Coordinator will develop and implement opportunities for local students and families to learn, play, and explore in nature. The position will facilitate learning in "nearby nature" for students and families, with the primary responsibility to deliver a 4 week NatureHoods program for K-2nd grade students across Central Oregon. The position will also deliver a new health-focused curriculum to middle school students about the benefits of nature for mental and emotional well-being. The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is a small organization with a staff of four. Read more about our Values and Beliefs here.


1. Learn about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoor sector and commit to advancing practices that work towards ensuring all learners feel welcome and included in Children’s Forest programs.

2. Develop and deliver nature-based lessons for K-2nd grade students in schoolyards and local parks, that align with science and math standards.

3. Deliver a new middle school health-focused curriculum about the benefits of time in nature.

4. Plan and deliver free family programs in NatureHoods that foster curiosity and wonder for the natural world.

5. Serve as a representative for the Children’s Forest at community events.

6. Participate on Children’s Forest Committees and collaborate with Children’s Forest partners.

7. Complete and submit all AmeriCorps required reports and time sheets in a timely manner.

8. Participate in AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, meetings, and disaster-related activities.

9. Ability to lift 40 pounds and standing for long periods of time.


1. An independent and self-motivated individual who enjoys collaborating with diverse individuals and organizations.

2. Passion for the Children’s Forest mission and experience working with youth outdoors.

3. An interest in making the outdoors more equitable and inclusive for all children, and a desire to continually learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

4. A Bachelor’s degree in biology, geography, environmental studies, education, or other related field. Please note that this is not a requirement. Applicants that meet the other qualifications and have an interest in the position are encouraged to apply.

4. Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

5. Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Wed Aug 31, 2022 - Fri Jul 21, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Bend, OR 21218






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