Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Saturday, July 1, 2017, 5:00pm
GENERAL DUTIES OF PROGRAM NATURALISTS
These are duties common to all program staff.
- Conducts seminars, workshops, or field trips for conferences and student naturalists. May be responsible for planning and directing activities associated with these projects.
- Writes and maintains curriculum that is consistent with the Center's mission, goals and standards. Plans course content and method of presentation; prepares outline of material to be covered and resources needed to conduct the class. New curriculum is submitted to the Education Director for approval.
- Responsible for helping with Center emergencies such as client or staff injuries or facility and weather related problems.
- Other program responsibilities: attend program staff meetings, shovel and sand outdoor sites and trails, respond to customer needs, promote Wolf Ridge as the opportunity arises, assist other staff, write articles for the Almanac when asked.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to the required general duties, this individual has these essential duties:
- Curriculum and Outdoor Classroom Management 45% Responsible for the updates of assigned curriculum including existing lesson plans, ordering equipment and staff training when requested. Maintains education kits and associated materials for assigned classes. Repairs all assigned class equipment as needed. Works collaboratively with other class managers and maintenance department to ensure that staff has the tools and resources to deliver high quality classes on a daily basis. Class support in the Education Building and Science Center: organizing and maintaining kit rooms; organizing classroom equipment and repairing as needed. Overall responsibility for maintaining and improving all outdoor classroom sites and coordinating with maintenance department as appropriate. Responsible for cleaning and follow-up of maple syruping activities. Shoveling and sanding trails and outdoor classrooms. Ability to use a chainsaw, ATV and other power equipment.
- Teaching 30% This individual teaches 2-4 K-12 classes a week depending on scheduling needs. Average class load 3 times/week.
- Social Media 15% Work with Marketing Director to provide content for social media platforms used by Wolf Ridge. Help maintain a relevant social media presence for the organization.
- Forestry 5% Serves as the Wolf Ridge Forrester responsible for coordinating implementation of the Forest Land Management Plan; responsible for general land management issues (such as property boundaries, dead trees, etc.), and coordinating with other forestry partners on projects
- Other Duties as Assigned 5% (include but are not limited to): maintaining, organizing and cleaning the common areas of the Office basement and kit rooms; writing almanac articles; etc. Mentor staff who share work with curriculum support, forestry and trails and outdoor classroom management.