Environmental Education Teacher & Trainer

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRV) are needed to serve as Environmental Education Teachers & Trainers in a partnership project with the National Conservation Authority (NCA) and Caribbean SEA in St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean. Environmental preservation is critical to the NCA’s efforts of ensuring that the island’s natural resources are protected, and NCA feels that a sustained environmental education program targeting both primary and secondary schools would be critical for the success of the project. Caribbean SEA is a well-established non-profit working in St. Lucia since 2004. One of their primary projects is facilitating school Conservation Clubs. This partnership, as manifested in a joint-hosting of two PCRVs, will allow Caribbean SEA and the NCA to combine their resources and strengthen their work towards the shared goal of environmental conservation through structured, student-led action. Both PCRVs will be responsible for providing support to clubs established during the pilot phase of the NCA Conservation Club Program (2018-19) and clubs previously established by Caribbean SEA, as well as establishing new clubs in pre-identified secondary & primary schools.

The Environmental Education Teachers & Trainers, with at least a bachelor’s degree in environmental management, conservation, or related field and two years’ experience working with young people and communities especially in the area of environmental education/conservation are needed to work collaboratively with staff members of NCA and Caribbean SEA to plan curriculum and activities and support programs that will bring students from the northern and southern parts of the island. One PCRV will focus on working with clubs in schools in the north of the island, while another PCRV will focus on schools in the south. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of NCA and Caribbean SEA to educate students about the importance of the eco-systems and to involve them in the efforts of environmental preservation and ensure counterparts are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure the sustainability of the project.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.

Partner Information

Caribbean SEA and National Conservation Authority (NCA)

Required Skills

o Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, conservation, or related field
o Two or more years’ experience in working with young people and communities especially in the area of environmental education/conservation
o Experience developing of clubs or school-based organizations
o Ability to train or facilitate trainings for adult learners
o Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Internet.
o Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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