Educator

US-WA-Seattle
Type
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Education/Outreach/Teaching
ID
2017-3323
Seattle
WA

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

Under the guidance and direction of Seward Park Audubon Center’s School Programs Manager, the Environmental Educator is responsible for delivering hands-on, inquiry-based environmental education programs, both in-school and outdoors. The Environmental Educator should be comfortable leading large groups of elementary and middle school students. This position requires travel to local schools for in-class programs.

 

This is a part-time position working between 12 - 15 hours per week.

 

 

Essential Functions

  • Deliver established curriculum for in-class and outdoor field trip programs
  • Implement facilitation and group management techniques
  • Set-up, clean-up, and keep track of materials and equipment
  • Supervise students and maintain physical and emotional safety at all times
  • Resolve conflicts and address student needs in caring and positive manner
  • Coordinate schedule, activities, and communicate frequently with School Programs Manager
  • Other educational duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience with outdoor and environmental education for classroom groups of children ages 6—14
  • Strong interest in environmental education or alternative nature-based education
  • Experience facilitating games, activities and creative arts
  • Confident public speaking and group management skills
  • Ability to use creative strategies for conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Experience in fields of environmental sciences such as biology, ecology and/or general knowledge of Pacific Northwest flora and fauna
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills and the ability to work independantly, as well as, a part of a team
  • Must enjoy being outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain, up to 3 miles, with or without accommodation
  • Demonstrated punctuality and self-directed organizational skills
  • Willing to work a a flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends
  • Ability to reliably provide own local transportation to and from schools
  • Current Adult and Child CPR/AED Certification desired
  • Spanish or East African language skills desired

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