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Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions/Agraria

Agraria is an educational and research center that explores and demonstrates the benefits of regenerative practices at multiple levels– environmental, economic, psychological and social, to their impact on human health and well-being. Agraria cultivates community resilience by modeling regenerative practices that restore ecosystem health, heal our relationship with the land, and grow just and equitable food systems.

Youth Education Assistant
Available 12-15 hrs/week during February 27- May 19, & May 29 – Aug 8, 2023.

Job Description
The Youth Education Assistant helps facilitate a space for children to play and learn about themselves, the people around them, and the land. Land School programs focus on four key areas: deep observation and ecological awareness, regenerative skill building, historical & global context and nature play and celebration.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist before, during and after youth educational programming.
    Programs run Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm.
  • Lead games, songs, art projects and activities, as decided on by you and the program lead
  • Help children work through conflict through open communication
  • Communicate openly with program staff
  • Attend education team training.
  • Attend weekly program team meetings
  • Help tend outdoor spaces including the nature play area and children’s garden
  • Other duties that support the overall smooth functioning of the youth programs
  • Abide by and model Agraria’s Policies around Safety, Behavior and Community Expectations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire to work with kids and to support them in developing an appreciation for each other and the natural world
  • Commitment to caring for our program participants physical, emotional, and social needs
  • Love for the outdoors
  • Commitment to learning
  • Great verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Availability during youth programs
  • CPR & First Aid Training
  • Consent to a background check
  • Ability to play and explore with kids outside in all weather conditions

To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to
Maureen Fellinger

Student Miller Fellowships are paid positions with local nonprofit organizations that are awarded grants to employ Miller Fellows.

Student Miller Fellows will need to attend the first available Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) at some point during their employment with the nonprofit. The NLI provides information on philanthropy and of nonprofits, and provides grounding and framework for learning from their experiences as a Miller Fellow. Students learn how nonprofits operate, how successful nonprofits function, and the important role students play in the community, representing their schools and the YSCF. They meet nonprofit leaders in the community and gain experience through hands-on work sessions.

Miller Fellowships are offered to the following individuals:


  • A full-time, degree-seeking student in good standing at a Greene County college or university with a preference towards an Antioch College student
  • A high school student who is a resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township or an attendee at Yellow Springs High School; high school Miller Fellows must be 16 years old or older.
  • A resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township under the age of 25 in a gap year before or during college or home for a vacation period
  • Students must have completed the YSCF’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) or apply and complete the next available NLI during their employment.
  • The identified Miller Fellow can be a current employee of the nonprofit if they meet the requirements above.

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