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POSITION: AmeriCorps VISTA – Education & Engagement Coordinator


DESCRIPTION:  We are currently seeking an eager and enthusiastic individual who is responsible for assisting with the education and volunteer programs. Responsibilities will focus on developing systems to improve programs and track impact data. This position will support the Director of Education while educating youth in Detroit about the environment and how to recycle and practice the 3 Rs. 


This role requires someone who is passionate about the environment and understands the urgency of climate change. The goal of the youth programs is to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders in Detroit by educating about the issues and inspiring civic action. Youth programming consists of, but is not limited to, field trips, assemblies, in-class lessons, and summer camps.



Founded in 2011, Green Living Science(GLS) is a Detroit based non-profit organization focused on providing sustainability education to students, families and businesses throughout the community. The organization’s mission is to help Detroiters deepen their understanding of their impact and reliance on the natural environment.  GLS has provided Detroit Public Schools environmental programming since 2012 with science based lessons and presentations that align with state standards. Our programming includes working in Schools, Businesses, and the Community. 



  • Develop and improve evaluation of youth education programs

  • Develop solutions to improve the collection of impact data

  • Curriculum development

  • Develop systems and processes to increase volunteer engagement and resident education in park spaces to increase environmental stewardship in the City of Detroit.

  • Assist with the development of systems to recruit, engage, and manage volunteers for the Our Backyard Detroit program as well as volunteers to assist with supporting youth programs.

  • Strengthen outreach efforts and build community awareness of initiatives to reduce waste and increase recycling

  • Complete appropriate paperwork and lesson evaluations.

  • Volunteer program and event coordinating.

  • Exemplify the mission and values of GLS.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field, a driver’s license and mode of transportation.

  • Experience working with youth.

  • Responsible and dependable.

  • Proficiency and comfort using cloud based collaborative software, such as Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Trello.

  • Experience with design programs such as Adobe Suites, Canva, etc are preferred.

  • Honor and respect for the community we serve.

  • Demonstrated expertise with building relationships.

  • Passion for spreading awareness of environmental issues through education.

  • Applicants who live in the City of Detroit will be highly considered for the position.

  • Must pass a background check.



This is an AmeriCorps VISTA term of service and is a commitment that demands initiative, flexibility, and determination to help Green Living Science succeed. In turn, you can expect a deeply rewarding experience in which you transform the lives of youth and develop on your professional skills.


Key Benefits Include:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $675

  • Professional Development Training

  • Education Award of $6,895 upon successful completion of a 1-year service term

  • Healthcare and Child care

  • Non-competitive eligibility

  • College loan forbearance



We welcome a diverse pool of applicants. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AMERICORPS APPLICATION”. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2023. Position will begin March 15th.


Green Living Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Green Living Science is a 501c3 organization.  


P.S. Must know how to recycle. 

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