Role Description 

Howard EcoWork's is recruiting one student from each of the thirteen high schools in Howard County  to act as paid EcoAmbassadors for their local community. These influential individuals will support the organization's mission to empower communities and diverse workforces to respect and restore the natural world.

Each EcoAmbassador will receive a stipend, training, and support from EcoWorks so that they may:

  • Assess the current level of pollution in their community

  • Coordinate clean-up events

  • Educate the public on ecofriendly practices, and

  • Collaborate with community members to instill sustainable change in Howard County

The EcoAmbassador program will run from October 1st, 2021 to May 1st, 2022

Please note that this program and initiative is funded by the local plastic bag fee!


Why Become an EcoAmbassador?

  • Build Your Resume and Boost Your Career

    • This impressive role will set you up for success in the environmental field and place you in Howard EcoWork's green job pipeline

    • You will gain preferential hiring for the summer READY program based on performance

  • Make a Difference

    • With guidance from the EcoWorks team, you will establish and achieve benchmarks to reduce litter and pollution in local communities

    • You will be physically involved in cleaning our streams and motivating others to do the same

  • Flexible Hours

    • This role is meant to work around your school and extracurricular schedule

  • Gain Valuable Skills and Knowledge...

    • in project management, communication, organization, environmental stewardship, Howard County legislation, and behavior change principles 

  • Be a Leader in Your Community

    • This role will require you to exercise self-leadership and to lead members of your community

  • Learn from the Best

    • You will meet industry professionals and receive one on one mentorship 

  • Get Paid 

    • ​You will receive a $500 stipend based on milestone achievement

Role Responsibilities

Each EcoAmbassador will be expected to complete the following tasks with support from the EcoWorks team:

  1. Complete one community garbage and litter assessment to produce a community action plan

  2. Communicate with three local partner organizations

  3. Coordinate two clean-up events in the community

  4. Lead one environmental education event

  5. Collaborate with Outreach and Education Specialist to achieve milestones

  6. Manage stipend to obtain promotional and operational materials

Who can Become an EcoAmbassador?

EcoWorks is looking for movers and shakers who are self-motivated, environmentally conscious, and community oriented.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years or older

  • Current student at one of Howard County’s high schools

  • Experience working with student organizations

  • Experience in leadership roles

  • Occasional weekend availability

  • Internet connectivity


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for environmental stewardship

  • Afterschool availability

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Sign Me Up!

Applications Opens: Sept. 7th, 2021

Application Closes: Oct. 24th, 2021 @ 11:59PM

To apply, you will click on the button below and be taken to the application page where you will answer a few questions and upload your:

  1. Résumé

  2. Cover letter

  3. One letter of recommendation (optional)

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to our Outreach and Education Specialist, Aaron Johnson at   ajohnson@howardecoworks.org