Environmental Educator Position Description

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Position Date Options
  • September - July (10 months)
  • ​October - August (10 months)
  • March - August (5 months)
  • Summer (3 months)
Position Type
  • Full-time, temporary

Quick Facts

Compensation
  • $500/week living stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education Award that may be used towards tuition or qualified student loans 
  • Opportunity for student loan forbearance
  • Professional development
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Be a part of a dedicated service team
  • Optional health insurance
  • Optional child care
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Overview

The Environmental Educator will assist with all aspects of Environmental Education Program planning, design, promotion, teaching and evaluation. Assist in all aspects of volunteer recruitment, training and scheduling for the programs.  The Environmental Educator AmeriCorps member will also gain educator skills while exploring career options.

Responsibilities

Programming:

  • Assist with planning, scheduling, teaching, and general supervision of existing programs and events for K-12 students and for all ages of community members

  • Design and implement new programs for different age groups

  • Teach programs with live education animals

  • Complete program and event evaluations

  • Keep detailed records of program types and attendance numbers for grant purposes

  • Use general budgetary and financial policies and procedure to assess feasibility of programs and events

Program Marketing:

  • Assist in designing and creating publicity for educational programs and events

  • Assist in distribution of publicity for upcoming events, programs, and volunteer opportunities

  • Assist with website and social media to promote programs and events

Volunteer Recruitment and Management:

  • Assist with recruitment, training, and evaluation of nonpaid, non-AmeriCorps volunteers who assist with environmental education programs for K-12 students

  • Assist with scheduling and supervision of volunteers

  • Make sure appropriate records of volunteer hours are kept

 Myrick Park Center Operations:

  • Engage visitors to meet their needs, interests, or curiosity about the Center and advance the Center’s Mission

  • Assist with facility-related needs for education programs and nature center operations

  • Ensure Myrick Park Center and Environmental Education Program policies and safety procedures are followed

Capstone Project:

  • Members develop or select a project beyond the normal scope of their responsibilities to enhance their service experience and to leave a lasting contribution within their program area, the department, or the organization.

Qualifications

  • Teaching experience with ages 3 – 14, a plus

  • Experience in outdoor recreation, a plus

  • Comfortable with learning how to care for and handle live education animals including amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, birds and invertebrates

  • Willing to learn and implement teaching strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of the community surrounding environmental service

  • Willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques

  • Dependable; able to fulfill commitment to term of service

  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check