Make a Difference — Join the Greenway Team
The Greenway Foundation is a small team of passionate, hardworking individuals who all love our South Platte River. We are known for our strong mission and are proud to have created a community of eager and supportive problem solvers. We value people and understand that the blending of our unique experiences is what helps us best fulfill Greenway’s mission. Come join us as we revitalize rivers and reconnect our communities through our most vital resource, water.
NOW HIRING eeCorps: Community Outreach Officer
This position will be located at The Greenway Foundation in Denver, CO. The Greenway Foundation (TGF) advances a sustainable water future, focusing primarily on Colorado and the western United States. TGF protects and revitalizes watersheds, promotes water stewardship, champions environmental education, stimulates innovative policies and practices while also celebrating the historic, recreational, and environmental roles involving water that flows through our communities. Since its inception, TGF has and continues to transcend cultural, political, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries, focusing on opportunities and initiatives that bind our communities together, the most vital of which is water. For over 40 years, The Greenway Foundation has introduced tens of thousands of children to the South Platte River through its South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) program. SPREE aims to develop a positive relationship between the South Platte River and Denver area youth through school excursions, day camps, weekend events, internships, and summer employment.
Service Position Summary: An eeCorps member will help The Greenway Foundation (TGF) with community outreach in target neighborhoods with high minority and low-income populations, particularly Denver’s Cole and Westwood neighborhoods, to better serve the communities through SPREE programming.
To Apply:If you are interested in applying to this position, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your interest in the program and commitment to national service to Erin Dreps, eeCorps Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please include “AmeriCorps The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE Community Outreach Officer Application” in the subject line. Please also attach a list of three (3) references, and a diversity and inclusion statement that is no longer than one page in length.
Seasonal Environmental Educators
We are not currently hiring for this position. Please check back in the winter for our open positions for next year, or check the other opportunities listed on this page.
This three-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education. This position will include working with a team of educators on a combination of virtual and in-person programming, as well as program preparation and planning. Programs include environmental education camps, field trips, single-day family events, and more. The job will be a combination of remote work and in-person work, often working outdoors all day in Denver public parks and schoolyards. The position starts at the end of August and goes through Thanksgiving. There is also the opportunity to join for the 9-month position in 2023 after this position.
To apply: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Julianne Gagnon, firstname.lastname@example.org. Position begins at the end of February and will remain open until filled.
Greenway River Ranger School Internship
The application for the 2022-2023 internship will open on September 1st, 2022. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Greenway River Ranger internship program is offered at select schools in Denver. Students attend training in environmental education theory and practice, teach activities to elementary students on SPREE field trips, and gain a deeper understanding of the environment around them. This position is designed to introduce students to a range of possibilities in the environmental field and will offer experience needed to apply for a position with SPREE’s paid summer program.
Greenway River Ranger Summer Program (High School & College Positions)
We are not currently hiring for this position. Please check back in the spring, see if you qualify for the school year internship, or check the other opportunities listed on this page.
The Greenway River Ranger position is designed for high school or college aged students over the age of 16. The summer-long program consists of over 200 hours teaching elementary students at SPREE Summer Camp. High School Rangers additionally complete service projects and paid professional development that builds the knowledge and skills needed to pursue entry-level jobs within the environmental field.
Discover how much fun you can have doing something that makes our community a better place to live. Share your time. Share your dollars. Find your personal connection and get involved. The river thanks you.
And we thank you for your interest in The Greenway Foundation! We host volunteer events for adults and families in the spring and fall, and we would love to have you at one of these programs. If you are looking for different volunteer opportunities, please reach out to our Engagement Director, Lauren Berent Burgess, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a small staff, but we always appreciate the chance to work with volunteers to help care for our riverside parks.
For over 45 years, The Greenway Foundation has been and continues to be an equal opportunity charitable organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment that is free from discrimination in employment, volunteerism, contributions, support, and services in the Greenway community.
The Greenway Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and the provision of services.
The Greenway Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression , and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law, or for any other discriminatory reason.