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Jefferson Memorial Forest Summer Works Job Coach


Jefferson Memorial Forest


Our flagship program, Louisville ECHO (Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors), is a grant-funded outdoor education and recreation initiative managed by Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks & Recreation that is focused on improving equitable access to the outdoors for Louisville youth and families. Louisville ECHO is comprised of four complementary components: school-based outdoor experiential learning, out-of-school time recreation, an outdoor job training and employment component, and annual community events. With support from the Mayor’s Summer Works program, Louisville ECHO provides training to young adults in the field of outdoor environmental education and recreation programming.

This year JMF is looking to hire a job coach to supervise and mentor ten youth from the West and South Louisville area. Through the job coach’s guidance, these youth workers will develop the hard and soft skills of the professional work place, specifically ones that are demanded in the green careers of today’s workforce. For 2019, JMF’s Summer Works team will focus on bringing nature programming to youth at local community centers, cultivating the basics of program facilitation with kids. They will also work alongside our land management team in Chickasaw Park to gain the technical skills of invasive plant ID and removal, designing and constructing of the Chickasaw Pond step pool, and overall wilderness restoration. The job coach’s role will be instrumental in leading the Summer Works crew to success.


Roles and Responsibilities include:
-Supervise and train Summer Works youth workers in program content
-Through one-on-one counseling, provide feedback to youth workers
-Facilitate nature and recreation programs
-Ensure payroll/ timesheets our correct and submitted on time
-Communicate and work alongside with JMF staff, community center staff, and Kentuckiana Work’s staff

Potential candidates will need to display the following qualities:
-Ability to work in various outdoor/indoor environments
-Experience working with children from various ages and backgrounds
-Self-directed with limited supervision

Candidates with an emphasis in the following fields are preferred:
- Environmental education
- Outdoor recreation
- Biology or Natural Sciences
- Land Management
- Teaching
- Counseling
- Coaching


Temporary / Seasonal

Work Schedule

Set Hours


$13/hour spring training, $18/hour summer


No information available

Required Education

No information available

Work Location


Application Process

Interested applicants submit résumé and cover letter to Jessica Kane, Program Manager (jessica.kane@louisvilleky.gov) by March 1, 2019.

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