Job Opportunity: Seasonal, Part-Time Environmental Educator – Green Valleys Watershed Association

Seasonal, Part-Time Environmental Educator
Green Valleys Watershed Association
Location:
Chester Springs , Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.greenvalleys.org

Green Valleys Watershed Association, a non-profit organization in northern Chester County, PA, is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to lead after school, environmental education programs at local elementary schools, beginning end-February 2016.

Program Description:
After School Nature Explorers Club for 2nd graders engages participating children in schoolyard exploration, educational games, journaling, and other activities to encourage understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

This program is held daily for 7 weeks, February through April 2016, at all five Owen J. Roberts School District’s elementary schools; and for 6 days in May at an elementary school in the Pottstown School District.

Responsibilities:
>Participate in orientation and training with Education Programs Coordinator.
>Assist in developing activities, and independently teach Nature Explorers Clubs for groups of up to 12, participating 2nd grade students, at multiple schools.
>Manage students in the programs, address parents’ questions, and coordinate with school officials.

Qualifications:
>Applicant should have, or be working towards, a degree in environmental education, elementary education, environmental science, biology, or related fields. A combination of experience and college coursework in required fields is preferred.

Applicants will also have:
>Basic knowledge of local wildlife and ecological concepts.
>Excellent oral communication and organizational skills.
>Enthusiasm for, and ability to manage young children.
>Commitment to conservation of natural resources and community involvement.

Other Requirements:
>Obtain criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and FBI clearance.
>Have own, reliable transportation.

Hours, Duration and Salary: Position is temporary, part-time, 10–15 hours per week, February through May 2016. Possible summer employment, based on performance.

Salary based on experience.

For more information, please contact 610-469-8646 or dwhite@greenvalleys.org.

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