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Environmental Educator

Genesee Conservation District

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Genesee Conservation District is accepting applications for an Environmental Educator to join our team of natural resource and environmental protection professionals. This is a full-time, grant-funded position for one year, with the potential for continued employment dependent on funding. 

The successful candidate will coordinate and deliver environmental education to youth in classroom settings and to the general public throughout Genesee County in group settings and one-on-one interactions at public events, presentations, and workshops. The Environmental Educator takes direction from and reports to the Executive Director while working cooperatively with all staff. The work schedule includes daytime, evenings, and some weekends.

Position Summary: Engages with the community in Genesee County, Michigan to deliver quality environmental education, promote outreach efforts, and encourage participation to improve the environmental health of the watershed.

Essential Tasks – Education and Community Engagement

  • These are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and teach high quality environmental education, natural resource protection, and stormwater management lessons to Genesee County youth
  • Recruit volunteers and facilitate storm drain stenciling activities
  • Deliver environmental education, stormwater management, climate literacy/resilience, and conservation resources at public events
  • Create flyers and marketing materials for events as needed
  • Work collaboratively with fellow staff members and other organizations to plan and deliver community workshops/lectures on a variety of natural resource topics
  • Design promotional materials for educational and community programs and events
  • Create and manage social media content
  • Represent the organization at various community meetings and outreach events
  • Provide reporting to the Board and the funders on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Other duties as assigned

General Abilities

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with staff, partners, volunteers, schools, funders, and the public
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize effectively, and use professional judgment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft and Google products (PowerPoint, Excel, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Ability to comfortably and effectively communicate with a broad range of audiences in diverse settings

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, environmental science, natural sciences, or a comparable field of study preferred, OR three years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with the public, educating youth, and engaging residents
  • Sound understanding of natural resources, conservation, watershed management, and/or environmental principals and the ability to translate that knowledge for education and other projects

Competencies: knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • High-energy, outgoing, and engaging personality who approaches work with a positive attitude
  • Commitment to inclusive environmental education experiences that engage diverse audiences
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize workload in a fast-paced working environment
  • Able to think critically while working independently and as part of a team
  • Dedicated to the highest standards of integrity and quality of work
  • Able to interpret and implement written and verbal directions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to lift and carry 30 pounds, climb stairs, and perform work out-of-doors and in an office setting

The position is full-time at 40 hours per week; grant-funded for one year at $19-$22 per hour based on qualifications. The work schedule is flexible to accommodate the variety of delivery methods including daytime, evenings, and weekends. Continuation is contingent upon future funding. Benefits include paid federal holidays, paid time off, a small benefit stipend, and access to employee paid health, dental, optical, and other similar insurance benefits. A valid Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Mileage is reimbursable at the current IRS rate. The incumbent must submit to and pass a background check.

The Genesee County Conservation District is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential.

HOW TO APPLY

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, unofficial transcripts, and professional references to Angela Warren by email at [email protected]  by December 11, 2023 for the first review. Open until the position is filled.

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