Educator

Job Locations
US-TX-Dallas
Type
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2022-5176
City
Dallas
State/Province
TX

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Educator reports directly to the Program Manager and provides environmental education to school-aged children, the public, and various community organizations. Environmental Education programs are both on-site and off-site. Along with leading programs, the Educator assists with habitat management, visitor services, social media, and marketing. 

 

Compensation:

$35,000 to $37,000/year

Essential Functions

• Research, plan, deliver interactive and engaging environmental education and nature interpretation programs at the Center for visitors of all ages.
• Create a meaningful experience for program participants, while teaching an appreciation and respect for the natural environment.
• Serve as a representative and environmental steward to the community through outreach programs such as STEM nights at local schools, events with local partners, and library programs.
• Manage front desk operations when needed, such as opening and closing procedures, visitor check-in, gift shop sales, answering phone calls, and being a front-line representative.
• Interact with the public to provide information about Audubon and Audubon’s mission, answers specific questions from visitors and be an ambassador of Audubon.
• Create flyers and marketing materials for programs and special events.
• Assists with social media presence and special events.
• Perform trail maintenance and habitat management practices as needed.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in the field of education, recreation, environmental studies/science, natural history, geography or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
• At least one year experience working in environmental education.
• Skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences.
• Ability to create, deliver and evaluate environmental education programs and activities.
• Excellent public speaking, interpersonal and group management skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat and humidity
• CPR & First Aid certified or the ability to become certified prior to employment.
• Must be able to stand and traverse for long periods of time, lift up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation, and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles.
• Ability to work and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Able to travel locally and be comfortable with working weekends and occasional evenings.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Background in North Texas natural history is desirable.
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

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

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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