Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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Youth Environmental Stewardship Group Coordinator, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Posted on: February 15, 2011

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is accepting applications for Group Coordinators for its Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) program, a six-week summer employment and learning opportunity for 14 – 18-year-olds. Group Coordinators work with small teams of 6-8 young people to:
– Increase awareness of the ecology of their urban communities;
– Provide hands-on stewardship experience in a neighborhood park and recreation center;
– Foster youth leadership skills;
– Teach employment and life skills; and
– Provide education on nutrition and active living as keys to good health.

Group coordinators for the YES Program should have significant leadership experience working with youth in small-group settings as teachers, camp counselors, after-school-program leaders, etc. They should have demonstrated skills and experience in training, education, and/or youth mentoring. Experience working with inner-city youth is a plus.

– Full attendance at a three-day leadership training and orientation at PHS (Center City).
– Twenty-two hours of programming per week for six weeks, Monday – Friday mornings. A typical week will include four 4-hour days, plus a longer day that may include a field trip.
– Six hours per week of prep time;
– Timely completion and submission of all reports;
– Attendance at weekly staff meetings at PHS office in Center City
– Attendance at a two-day post-program wrap-up and evaluation;
– Adherence to the goals of the program and mission and policies of PHS (learn more at

To apply, mail or fax cover letter and resume to:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
c/o Human Resources
100 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
FAX: 215-988-8810
Please no telephone or walk-in inquires. EOE. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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