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Groundwork Dallas Job Description: Youth Program Coordinator

At Groundwork Dallas, we believe that communities are a rich source of expertise and human capital. We invest in those communities by offering young people high quality environmental education, stewardship, and leadership opportunities. These programs empower youth to affect change in themselves, their neighborhoods, and their local ecosystems. As our youth coordinator, you will play an integral role in these efforts.

Status: Full time

Pay: Starting at $16-18/hour with opportunities for raises

Benefits: Healthcare, Paid Time Off, Holiday pay, paid work trips to National Parks

Location: Dallas, Texas

Min. Education: College degree in environmental science, biology, or other relevant major

Min. Experience: Some prior work experience preferred

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build strong partnerships with schools, teachers, community members, as well as federal, state, and local environmental agencies

  • Develop and teach environmental curriculum to high school students

  • Recruit youth for our Green Team Program, conservation trips, and other activities

  • Plan, budget, and execute camping and outdoor recreation trips for youth (yes, part of the job description includes having fun outside!)

  • Recruit teens for, and run, a summer youth environmental employment program

  • Provide youth with mentorship and feedback about behavior and work performance

  • Write stories about youth for our publications (e.g. monthly newsletter, annual report, camping trip recaps)

  • Contribute positively to a team work environment, jumping in to complete tasks outside of one’s defined responsibilities as needed

  • Test water quality (physical and bacterial) using both probes and chemical kits

  • Transport youth as needed in Groundwork Dallas vehicles

  • Teach youth about, and maintain, a safe work environment

General Qualifications:

  • Desire to improve the lives of youth

  • Passion for environmental topics like land conservation, water quality, native species, etc.

  • Self-initiating, strong sense of urgency, and attentive to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and planning skills

  • Proficiency with a variety of software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to perform field work in an outdoor environment, e.g. trail work, gardening, etc.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends will be required)

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) proficiency required

  • Clean driving record

  • Pass a background check

Start Date: As soon as possible or after graduation from college (Jan. or June 2019)

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Rick Buckley, Executive Director, at


Aaryaman Singhal, Chief Operting Officer, at