• Educator (Part-Time)

    Job Locations
    US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-Cedar Hill
    Type
    Regular, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Teaching
    ID
    2019-4218
    City
    Dallas
    State/Province
    TX
    Additional Location : City
    Cedar Hill
    Additional Location : State/Province
    TX
  • 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 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


     

    Position Summary

    The Educator will work with the Director of Education and other education staff to prepare and present high quality environmental education programs at the center and occasionally off site. Additionally, the Educator will aid in pre and post evaluation, program development, teaching, marketing and program preparations. This position is based out of Trinity River Audubon Center and may also require assisting with education and/or outreach programming at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, located in Cedar Hill.

     

    This role will work a maximum of 25 hours per week on an as-needed basisThe number of hours will vary depending on the season. The position is expected to begin in October / early November 2019.  No housing is provided.

    Essential Functions

    • Support education, engagement, and stewardship that intentionally guides participants to contribute to conservation outcomes of National Audubon Society’s strategic plan.
    • Help Audubon staff to develop environmental education curriculum including prior and post materials that correlate with academic curriculum standards.
    • Engage students in on-site environmental education programming.
    • Help monitor effectiveness of environmental education programming.
    • Assist in facilitating off-site educational programming.
    • Lead Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge programming.
    • Maintain accurate records of program participation.
    • Assist with special events at the Center.
    • Market programs and events to schools and the general public.
    • Assist with animal care and office duties as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Currently pursuing or obtained a college degree in education, natural science or other related fields is preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  Spanish-language proficiency a plus.
    • Genuine interest in the Audubon mission of connecting people and communities to nature and the outdoors.
    • Excellent organization skills a must.
    • Demonstrates environmental stewardship actions.
    • Collaborates well with coworkers, students (children of all ages), and the public including teachers, parents, and volunteers.
    • Experience instructing outdoor education programming preferred.
    • Knowledge of curriculum development including evaluation processes preferred.
    • Experience using a computer, MS Office applications (Word, Excel), and social media platforms.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to responsibly drive company vehicles.
    • Must be flexible and willing to assist with education programs at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, when needed.
    • First Aid and CPR certification is preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with conflicting deadlines while effectively managing priorities.
    • Must be a creative, knowledgeable, and hardworking person dedicated to education and the environment.
    • Must be able to work outside in varying conditions and terrains (steep slopes, heat, etc.) with or without accommodation.
    • Position may involve moderate hiking, wading in water, handling live animals, equipment maintenance, digging, planting, transporting equipment, and the ability to lift 30 pounds with or without accommodation.

     

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