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Lightbulb Environmental Education Coordinator/ Armenia Tree Project


Armenia Tree Project


Job Title: Environmental Education Coordinator
Location: Yerevan Office
Reports to: ATP Foundation President

Position Summary:


The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is a Diaspora supported NGO engaged in environmental protection; urban and rural reforestation; poverty reduction and forestry related micro-enterprise development. Environmental Education is a new focus of ATP and an Environmental Education Curriculum has been developed and is being tested. The Environmental Education Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the testing of the curriculum by the Armenian Agricultural Academy (AAA) Rural Youth Program and Peace Corps volunteers, making changes to the text as needed, supervising the professional translation of the curriculum from English to Armenian, training trainers who will teach it and placing the curriculum in targeted schools and youth programs in Armenia.

The EE representative will be responsible for organizing and facilitating environmental education related conferences, coordinating speakers and all other logistics, representing ATP at environmental youth camps and projects, collaborating with and expanding ATP’s contact with Armenian and international environmental organizations and government agencies and in general representing ATP’s environmental interests.


Specific Responsibilities:
• Organize and respond to U.S. Peace Corps volunteer testing of the ATP EE curriculum, answering their emailed evaluations of each lesson and incorporating the most appropriate recommendations into the curriculum.
• Provide guidance for translation from English into Armenian as needed of the EE curriculum and other materials as developed.
• Provide EE training to educational and conservation professionals.
• Organize and coordinate collaborative projects to expand the EE curriculum with other environmental organizations such as the Birds of Armenia Project and the Armenian Agricultural Academy Forestry department students.
• Provide lessons in EE for U.S. Peace Corps, Armenian Agricultural Academy Rural Youth Program summer camps as needed as well as other schools or groups.
• Organize and plan Environmental Education conferences such as an EE teacher training conference Fall, 2005 and participate in environmental conferences representing ATP and its environmental education program.
• Oversee the continued development of ATP EE program and use of EE curriculum.
• Network with environmental NGO’s, scientists and government to keep ATP in forefront of promotion of environmental awareness and facilitate media coverage of the ATP-initiated EE activities.
• Represent ATP on Armenian environmental issues and keep ATP informed of issues and developments.
• Research environmental grant possibilities.

Specific Requirements:
• Upper level degree in conservation-related field or education.
• Proven background in the Armenian environmental movement.
• Fluent in English, Armenian, Russian. Strong English writing skills.
• Independent worker with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Willingness to travel to regions.
• Proficiency in the usage of office software package (MS Word, Power Point).

Preferred Requirements:
• Background as Trainer of Trainers.
• Two years work experience in international organization.

Please submit cover letter, CV and three references to the Armenia Tree Project, Arshakunyats Street 57/5, Yerevan. Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: June 24, 2005
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