Education and Outreach Specialist – Baker University Wetlands

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, November 1, 2021, 8:30am

Organization: 

Address:

Baldwin City, KS
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Baker University Wetlands in Lawrence, Kansas is seeking an Education and Outreach Specialist (EOS). This position is responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and providing educational programs at the Baker University Wetlands and Discovery Center to a diversity of audiences, including children, teachers, community groups, the public, and those with disabilities or special needs.  

Programs developed by the EOS may include but are not limited to general and subject-specific classes, tours, outdoor activities, come-and-go public events, and handicraft events. As an educator, the EOS will apply and reinforce the Kansas’s curriculum standards for school groups when possible. This position will be responsible for developing supplemental educational resources including educational games and crafts, materials and equipment for exploration in the field, and developing and maintaining several live animal exhibits for visitors as well as for use in programing. The educator will oversee the “Friends of the Wetlands” group and cultivate their participation as greeters and volunteer educators for various fieldtrips and programs.  As outreach coordinator, the EOS will post periodic notices to the public through website, internet, Facebook, and other social media to promote activities and events at the Baker University Wetlands. The EOS will also assist, time permitting, with land management activities including invasive plant and woody vegetation removal and prescribed burns. The Education and Outreach Specialist reports to the Director of the Baker Wetlands.

Applicants should have excellent presentation, communication, time management, and computer skills. In addition, applicants should have an understanding of sound educational theory and state curriculum standards, curriculum development experience (classroom experience preferred), and the ability to work with individuals with various backgrounds, especially children. Applicants should have a working knowledge of common wetland plants and vertebrates of Eastern Kansas and should be comfortable handling wildlife (in particular amphibians and reptiles). Applicants must have up to date CPR and first aid training. Position requires some evening and weekend work. Bachelor’s degree required.

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please complete the online application at https://www.bakeru.edu/university-employment/ by clicking the orange “Apply Online” button and attach a cover letter and resume.

Documents may also be mailed to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.