Environmental Educator

Environmental Educator

Reports to: Manager, Education for Action Programs

Key working relationships: Director of Education, Floating Classroom Captain; First Mate

Position Description

This is a part-time (20-25 hours per week), seasonal (April – October) position responsible for implementation of LGA’s Educational programs for area students to meet the LGA’s goal and objectives to help create the next generation of stewards and to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment in individuals concerning the protection of the Lake George watershed. All candidates are required to undergo a background check in accordance with the LGA’s Child and Youth Protection Policy.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Manager, Education for Action Programs, to develop and implement educational programs for students about watersheds and water quality, to create future stewards of Lake George.
  • Work with the Manager, Education for Action Programs on the LGA’s Floating Classroom program, including but not limited to:
    • Being the onboard educator as needed.
    • Scheduling schools for Spring and Fall programming.
    • Scheduling captain and crew as needed.
    • Maintaining equipment.
  • Work with the Manager, Education for Action Programs on stream education programs, including but not limited to:
    • Being the educator during Spring and Fall field trip programming.
    • Scheduling schools for Spring and Fall programming.
    • Maintaining equipment.
  • Work with the Manager, Education for Action Programs to create and deliver in-school and after school enrichment programs that complement field trip programs offered by the LGA.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Education for Action Programs.

Desired personal characteristics

  • Knowledge and experience with water quality.
  • Strong team player with ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with children and the general public.
  • Ability to organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach youth, individuals and groups.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills, including being approachable, having a positive attitude, displaying enthusiasm/passion, etc.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship

LGA values demonstration:

The Environmental Educator delivers programs that develop awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment in individuals concerning the protection of the Lake George watershed so that they are able to make informed decisions concerning the environment, are willing to act on these decisions to improve the well-being of other individuals, societies, and the global environment, behave responsibly, preserve and protect their Lake, and act constructively.

Experience, Expertise, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, or related field. Paid internship will be considered for individuals working toward completion of a degree.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience or coursework in education.

Hourly pay rate commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.