Watershed Educator

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Watershed Institute
Pennington, NJ, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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The Watershed Institute is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person with strong knowledge about water and watersheds for its award-winning environmental education program, located in the LEED- Platinum Watershed Center, on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. Education staff conducts approximately 400 programs annually, reaching 10,000 people. Among these environmental science and ecology-based programs are school field trips addressing the Next Generation Science Standards, children’s and family programs for the public, teacher workshops, and a summer environmental education day camp.

Responsibilities:

·        Develop and deliver a range of education programs for schools and the general public.

·        Assist in expanding programming to advance equity and inclusion in the outdoors, so that all young people can foster a meaningful, life-long connection with nature.

·        Assist with the care and maintenance of educational displays, including live reptiles, fish and insects.

·        Engage visitors at the Watershed Center and offsite events, addressing inquiries about the natural world, water quality and the environment; and promoting the Institute’s mission, programs, and activities.

·        Develop, secure and maintain equipment and materials for education programs.

·        Assist in mentorship and supervision of interns and volunteers;

·        Assist staff on occasional facility maintenance, office tasks, and other projects as necessary for the smooth operation of the facility.

General Qualifications:

·        Minimum Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, the life sciences or related majors, or equivalent life experience

·        Experience working with children in an outdoor, educational setting

·        Strong interest and enthusiasm for the environment and desire to share it with others, especially children

·        Knowledge of water, watersheds, and natural history

·        Experience working with volunteers and/or interns

·        Experience designing environmental education programs

·        Good organizational skills; ability to multitask

·        Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening

·        Strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork

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Benefits

Health benefits: medical, dental, vision

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, holidays)

403B

Level of Language Proficiency

English required; Spanish desired.

How to Apply

tlove@thewatershed.org

http://www.thewatershed.org

Interested people should forward a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to:

 Tammy Love, Education Manager

Watershed Institute

31 Titus Mill Road

Pennington, NJ 08534 

tlove@thewatershed.org

For more information about the Watershed Institute, visit www.thewatershed.org