Class 8 -Teaching Non Credit -New Jersey Climate Change Corps

Rutgers University
May 31, 2024
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Recruitment/Posting Title Class 8 -Teaching Non Credit -New Jersey Climate Change Corps

Department SEBS-Family&CommunityHealthSci Salary Annual Salary Posting Summary

Rutgers' New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension Department of Family and Community Health Sciences is currently looking to hire AmeriCorps Members to serve in schools full-time to implement climate change education and programming.

Activities performed by the AmeriCorps members will include:

  • Teaching lessons on climate change and food waste to fifth grade classes
  • Training school food service personnel in strategies to reduce food waste in cafeterias
  • Conducting food waste assessments in school cafeterias to measure how much food is wasted
  • Applicants need not have a background in any specific topic area. They need only be passionate about youth, food security, and/or climate change education, be reliable and responsible, and have reliable transportation to get to the schools where they will be teaching. They will be trained to implement all required activities, including teaching lessons, performing food waste audits, and training staff by the faculty and staff overseeing this program.

    10 available positions. This is an evergreen posting to expire 5/31/2024

    Position Status Full Time Posting Number 23FA0752 Posting Open Date 07/17/2023 Posting Close Date 05/31/2024


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • No criminal history
  • Have completed at least 60 college credits
  • US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Certifications/Licenses


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Presentations Skills General Computer Skills Microsoft Office Suite

    Equipment Utilized

    Computers Food Scales

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Will be working in schools and with food waste. Need reliable transportation


    Background on NJ Climate Change Corps

    The Rutgers Food Waste Team has been successfully partnering with schools since 2018 to implement strategies in schools that reduce the amount of food waste generated by cafeterias. The team has also piloted curricula in schools across New Jersey

    New Jersey became the first state in the nation to mandate climate change education for K-12 public schools and will implement that mandate this year. In response, Rutgers Food Waste Team has developed curricula for fifth grades students that address food waste and its effects on climate change. Food waste reduction practices are framed as a solution to climate change in the unit.

    The goals of Climate Change Corps will be to improve school administrations' and fifth grade students' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, toward adapting food waste reduction practices, and, ultimately, to reduce the amount of food waste produced by the schools in which they work.

    Benefits for AmeriCorps Members:

  • Living allowance
  • Education Award upon successful completion of the program (can be used to pay tuition or student loans)
  • Ability to put student loans into forbearance while serving with AmeriCorps (with no interest accrual)
  • Professional, networking, and leadership development opportunities
  • Experience teaching in public schools
  • The position is expected to run September 1, 2023 through June 30, 20204


    Refer to our website for more information: https: // waste/americorps/

    100% Grant Funded Position

    Posting Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Job Code 93500 Evergreen Posting: September 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. 10 Positions

    Quick Link to Posting https: // Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Off Campus City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    AmeriCorps members will be assigned to various participating schools throughout New Jersey.

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Do you have an Associate's degree or at least 60 college credits from an accredited college or university?
  • Yes
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