Seasonal Education Program Assistant

Job Locations
US-MO-West Alton
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2021-4788
City
West Alton
State/Province
MO

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 approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 

 

 

 

 

Audubon Center at Riverlands

Opened 2011, the Audubon Center at Riverlands is one of 41 Audubon Centers in the U.S. Audubon Centers are hubs of influence and leadership for conservation throughout their regions and communities. We are a project of the National Audubon Society and a unique partnership with the Rivers Project Office of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

We use education, science, outreach and inclusion to protect birds and their habitats in the Great Rivers Confluence Important Bird Area and the greater St. Louis Region. We build new generations of conservationists and leaders through experiential STEM-based learning in nature; use science to understand and protect birds and habitat; and offer programs and events that inspire understanding and appreciation of nature and inspired action to protect our Great Rivers, birds and habitat. 

Position Summary

This position will support The Audubon Center at Riverlands Education team in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including facilitating N.E.S.T programs, leading bike hikes, assisting with our winter programs including Bows for Birds, Raptor Saturdays and Eagle Ice Festival, grounds and facilities care, event planning and implementation, coordinating with and scheduling volunteers and serving as back-up at the front desk.

Essential Functions

  • Help facilitate Riverlands Environmental Education Programs
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers
  • Provide back-up when necessary at front desk, greeting visitors, taking admission for events
  • Assist Education team in program and event planning
  • Assist in curriculum evaluations and development

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, education or related field desired.
  • 1-2 years demonstrated experience in a conservation education setting including teaching, management, curriculum development, or a similar combination of education and experience, required.
  • Interest, understanding and commitment to the Audubon Center at Riverlands' mission and vision.
  • General knowledge of Mississippi River and Great Rivers Confluence natural history desired.
  • General knowledge of scientific concepts and environmental issues.
  • Ability to work independently and as team member.
  • Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission ratesmust wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. 

 

This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.

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