Job Opportunities


Paraprofessional – English Learner/Emergent Bilingual

Base Salary – $27,500 annually, plus benefits

Hours: total 40/week – Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Vision and Mission
Escuela Verde cultivates a community that is participatory, just, sustainable and peaceful. We
live our vision through:
● Graduating high school students prepared to live happy, healthy, meaningful lives;
● Collaborating with the community to create a strong sense of place and skills to flourish
without harm;
● Providing staff who model our vision and embrace education as liberation;
● Engaging urban youth by adhering to an eco-pedagogical praxis;
● Developing biliteracy and honoring linguistic and cultural identities by engaging in
translanguaging practices; and
● Offering immersion opportunities for those interested in transformative education.
Job Goal
● Assist in increasing students literacy in both languages. This will be assessed using
student’s’ Reading scores (Edmentum) and ACCESS scores.
● Assist Emergent Bilingual (EB) students in project completion, with an emphasis on
background research for reading comprehension to produce final product.
● Track students progress.

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Environmental Science Educator – Trees for Tomorrow

Trees For Tomorrow, a private school serving students from all over the Midwest, is now hiring a full time,
year-round Environmental Science Educator. Apply now to join our team of positive, professional, and friendly staff!

Application closing date: June 4, 2019
Start-date: August 5, 2019

• Prepare and teach all academic courses and special programs in the TFT curriculum including
topics such as forestry, wildlife, biology, geology, and water quality to a primary target
audience is K-12 school groups.
• Present courses and special programs in a knowledgeable, stimulating, engaging, and
objective manner resulting in student participation and an effective learning experience.
• Work collaboratively with rest of staff to develop and regularly update inquiry based Next
Generation Science Standard curriculum.
• Assess student learning based on best practices for student assessment.
• Operate all equipment related to course and program presentation including vehicles with
trailers and school buses (after obtaining Commercial Driver’s License).
• Ensure participant safety at all times
• Required to work some nights and weekends as schedule demands
• Contact local resorts, libraries, museums, and other organizations to schedule public outreach
programming for youth and families, especially in summer months.
• Youth and Family Program Coordinator
• Other duties will include assisting with curriculum development, handling of live
animals, and other duties as assigned.
• Teaching: 75%. Other duties: 25%.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to Kim Feller, Education Manager: or Kim Feller, Trees For Tomorrow, PO Box 609, Eagle River, WI 54521

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The Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) Counselor Position

The Center for Conservation Leadership (CCL) is an educational outreach project of Lake Forest Open Lands, a nationally accredited land trust.  CCL’s mission is to engage and empower the next generation of conservation leaders from diverse underserved communities in Lake County, Illinois. The program’s capacity is approximately 16 high school students each summer from a wide variety of communities throughout Lake County, IL.  Students apply to the program. The tuition is $3,250 but full financial scholarships are readily available. We do not turn away students who are interested in the program for financial reasons.
The program has three main components:

  1. Summer experience:
    June 10 – 28 – a three-week experience in northern Wisconsin, where students hike, canoe, kayak, backpack and camp as they acquire environmental literacy, learn scientific assessment methods, and develop teamwork and leadership skills, all in the context of a stewardship ethic.
  2. Mentored individual conservation stewardship projects that the students individually design and complete in their communities. These projects have a positive conservation impact on the student’s community and allows the student to experience a leadership role as they collaborate with peers and adult community members to execute the project.  A key element of the projects is educating the community about conservation and, often, recruiting additional members of the larger community to participate in the projects.  The students present detailed accounts of their completed projects at a certificate ceremony in April.
  3. Summer and school year workshops, workdays and field trips to understand our local Lake Count eco-systems, internship opportunities, engage in restoration and continue their conservation education.

Upon completion of the year-long certificate program, students are invited back to work with Lake Forest Open Lands Association as volunteer interns. For five weeks from mid-June to mid-July, these students work alongside college interns and our professional staff in land management and habitat restoration.  Each Friday during this time, we provide field trips and special workshops to introduce the students to careers and other conservation activities.

Students are also invited to participate in more in-depth summer extended field trips. With CCL, students have visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the southern coast of Louisiana, the salt marshes of South Carolina and the dunes of the northeastern shore of Lake Michigan in Michigan.

Counselor Position Description

Community GroundWorks Internship Program

Community GroundWorks, a non-profit organization that creates equitable and resilient food communities, is looking to hire a full-season intern to work at its land-based programs in Madison, Wisconsin. The intern will be part of 5-person intern group.

About Community GroundWorks and the Internship Program

Established in 2001, Community GroundWorks, Inc. (CGW) is a non-profit organization that provides access to healthy food, land, and education. Among several other programs, our organization stewards Troy Gardens, a 26 acres site of urban green space comprised of an organic farm, prairie, community gardens, kids’ garden, woodland, and food forest.

The Internship Program offers applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in urban agriculture through work at three Community GroundWorks’ programs: Troy Farm, the Troy Kids’ Garden and the Goodman Youth Farm. Interns will begin each week together with an educational field walk, a crew-based work project, and a professional development class (with topics ranging from Greenhouse Management to Funding Your Project). Interns will also have the opportunity to work on an individual interest-based project. During the remainder of the week, each intern will work in one of two focus areas: Urban Farming or Garden Education. This position is for the Urban Farming focus area.

Urban Farming Interns will spend the bulk of their time at Troy Farm. Troy Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm located on Madison’s north side. Working side-by-side with the farmers, interns learn hand-scale, sustainable farming techniques applicable to CSA, market stand, and wholesale production systems. Interns will gradually take on responsibility for supervising a variety of farm tasks, in which interns work together to manage all aspects of the farm. Urban Farming Interns can expect to gain experience in every aspect of small-scale vegetable production, from planning to implementation.

Position Schedule

April 15-October 25

See Job Description for weekly shift schedules.

Position Classification

This position is FLSA non-exempt; 35 hours per week.

Job Description with application instructions. (also attached)

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Escuela Verde Special Education Teacher

Escuela Verde is looking for a highly qualified certified special education teacher to join our team for the 2019-2020 school year! Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.
If you, or someone you know, might be a good fit for this position, please have them check out the job description here. To apply, we ask you submit a resume and cover letter, as well as fill out our Employment Application Form. All documents and any questions should be directed to

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and
responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program
with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards .
Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to
children and adults of all ages.

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Henry Vilas Zoo Counselor and Intern Positions

Henry Vilas Zoo will be offering job positions for our summer educational programming. This job would be a great fit for any environmental education student or recent grad who is also interested in wildlife. They will get to help lead educational programs and assist children with some animal encounters. There are two positions, counselor and interns. The counselors are full time and require a bit more experience and the internship is part time. The internship is great entry level experience for students.

Counselor Position

Intern Position

Information about positions at Henry Vilas Zoo

Water Monitoring Internship at North Lakeland Discovery Center

During summers at the Discovery Center, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods within 1300- lake
Vilas County, the Water Monitoring Interns are key members in our water-related monitoring and outreach efforts.

Interns assist in projects including aquatic invasive species (AIS) monitoring and removal, water quality assessments, and
lake level monitoring.

Hours: At least 40 hours/ week with usual Tuesday-Saturday work week that includes a good deal of flexibility and will
include some required evenings and holidays.
Length of Service: up to 14 weeks, approximately May 20– August 23, 2019
Compensation: $850 monthly stipend plus free shared onsite housing

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Naturalist Intern at North Lakeland Discovery Center

During summers at the Discovery Center, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Naturalist Intern serves as
not only a guide for drop-in activities and a welcoming, friendly presence for visiting families and groups, but also as a core member
of our youth and family programming team.

This individual is responsible for facilitating positive, intergenerational experiences for
nature center visitors, garden maintenance, activities including geocaching, interpretive hikes, live animal care, our Eco-series
programs for 4-10 year olds, and for incorporating the use of adult volunteers, as well as assisting in other staff led programs such as
canoe and hiking trips and offsite environmental programming.

Hours: At least 40 hours/ week with Tuesday-Saturday schedule that includes a good deal of flexibility and will include some
required evenings
Length of Service: 13 weeks, approximately May 20– August 23
Compensation: $800 monthly stipend plus free, shared onsite housing

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Monk Botanical Gardens

Position: AmeriCorps Member/ Environmental Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Status: May-Aug quarter-time 450-hour AmeriCorps position
Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour minimum time position

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to For questions call 715-261-6309.

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Join the Teaching Naturalist Team at Upham Woods

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The facility consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and environmental education resources year round for youth and youth leaders. The Center rests on 310 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. This wooded property is home to sandstone outcroppings and a diverse forest community. The rock cliffs, shady canyons, caves and sandy beaches feature a variety of flora and fauna. All together weaving a unique story of biology, geology and cultural history.

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Join the Summer Camp Team at Upham Woods

Upham Woods is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The property rests on 318 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 218-acre island in the Wisconsin River. We offer a variety of programs including outdoor education, canoeing, archery, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, and nature center activities including live reptiles and amphibians. All staff are responsible for the supervision of campers and teen counselors providing leadership and maintaining a positive and engaging environment. Join our summer staff and help foster amazing summer camp memories.

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Seasonal Field Instructor (temporary) – Treehaven

The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by teaching environmental education programming and outdoor skills to visiting school groups and adult workshops and trainings. Lessons taught include, but are not limited to cross- country skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, tracking, wolf ecology, Northwood’s ecology, interpretive hikes, stream study and other programming. The position will utilize social media to market Treehaven programs and update program information. The position
will also assist with Treehaven operations including meeting, greeting and occasionally checking in/out groups in rotation with other Treehaven team members to provide exceptional customer
service. Assist in planning or participate in public programs such as Dinner and a Speaker series, Timber Wolf Winter Ecology workshop, WAEE winter workshop and other events. In spring, help
with planning and implementing the planting plan for Treehavens’s 9,500 square foot organic garden.

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Outdoor Programs Coordinator

Rutabaga Outdoor Programs (ROP) creates opportunities for all people to connect with nature, others and
themselves through time on the water. The Outdoor Programs Coordinator implements all aspects of the ROP
Youth Program under supervision of the Director of Outdoor Programs. This position shares responsibility for
achieving business and program goals for Rutabaga Outdoor Programs and Rutabaga Paddlesports with the
entire Rutabaga team.

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University of Wisconsin Open Positions

Check this link for open position in the UW System


Aldo Leopold Nature Center 

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