NOW HIRING – Environmental Science Educator
Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental science education partner of the National Park Service. The mission of NatureBridge is to foster environmental literacy to sustain our planet. NatureBridge currently operates in six national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. Each year, NatureBridge serves more than 40,000 participants through residential environmental science, youth leadership, and teacher training programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See naturebridge.org for more information.
Educators are responsible for leading groups of 10-15 students outdoors for 1-5 day programs in a residential setting; developing and implementing culturally-competent, inquiry-based field science and environmental education curricula for youth and adults, including hikes, lab studies and other educational activities; and managing risk in the field. Educators work an array of field science education programs including school groups, family programs, adult programs, teacher professional developments, and, occasionally, conference and wedding groups. Educators design and implement programming that is age and ability appropriate, value-fair, culturally responsive, and incorporates NatureBridge’s Core Educational Framework. Educators also work a rotating support position that facilitates meal shifts and provides program support.
Qualifications include: BA/BS; experience working with youth; minimum of two years relevant teaching experience and/or training; experience teaching in the outdoors; experience with scientific research; effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience working with diverse groups; sense of humor and play; ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a safe environment for our students; ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends; excellent work ethic; current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications; current drivers license; teaching credential or master’s degree a plus.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
We are currently accepting applications for positions beginning in June 2015. Initial review of applications will begin February 23rd 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. Please see http://www.naturebridge.org/ for application information and a full job description. Contact Emily Volz, Education Manager, at 360.928.3720 x13 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.