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Education Assistant AmeriCorps Member – Ohio River Basin Corps

The Education Assistant AmeriCorps Member be responsible for developing and presenting natural resource-based education programs to school students, library audiences, the general public and summer/environmental camp participants. The member will be responsible for presenting programs and recruiting schools for the Caring For Our Watersheds contest throughout Ohio. The Education Assistant member will also help to coordinate student implementation projects and the final competition for the Caring For Our Watersheds program. The selected candidate will focus on a variety of school-based natural resource programming. They must be competent and capable of speaking in front of groups of people including school aged and community groups.


  • Promote the understanding of soil & water issues through school, library and camp programs.
  • Actively seek opportunities to present information and conservation programs to new groups.
  • Coordinate schools in Hamilton County and throughout Ohio to participate in contests and events (inc poster/essay contests, Envirothon and Caring For Our Watersheds).
  • Coordinate the ‘Education’ and some aspects of the ‘Outreach’ components of the NPDES Phase II Storm Water Program.
  • Assist in leading booths at public events.
  • Work with HCCD staff to coordinate other non-education events.
  • Maintain records of activities and school contacts. Develop reports for Board of Supervisors (monthly and additional as needed), SW District (as needed, at least yearly) and Caring For Our Watersheds (monthly).
  • Assist in scheduling and leading workshops to train teachers in conservation techniques.
  • Assist in developing social media posts, blog posts, website updates and newsletter articles.
  • Additional activities that fall within the goals of the program may be assigned with approval of the member, site supervisor and ORBCorps staff.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • A direct working knowledge of conservation issues as they apply to soil and water.
  • A direct working knowledge of watersheds and how humans can impact them.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and energetic manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience and comfort speaking in front of a groups.
  • Work well within a team: respect and support initiatives of others; communicate in a timely and candid manner with team members and supervisors.
  • Knowledgeable of social media platforms and ability to make posts.
  • Be available on some weekends and evenings.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background and criminal investigation check.
  • A valid driver’s license, insurance and a good driving record is required.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.

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