Environmental Education Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:45pm

Organization: 

Address:

Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate field trips by providing experiential environmental programs that promote conservation, sustainability, and a general understanding of scientific principles.
  • Coordinate logistics while on field trips to ensure smooth operations (prepare student meals, coordinate with location representative, keep timely schedule).
  • Ensure the health and well-being of all participants on field trips.
  • Communicate with schools and vendors to ensure all trips are booked.
  • Engage with students and adults, ranging in age from 8 years old and above, in a way that connects them with a greater understanding of the natural environment around them.

Experience and Education:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience teaching in an informal or formal setting is preferred but not required.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrates a strong interest and/or experience in education, environmental education, and environmental conservation.
  • Enthusiastic, open-minded, creative, flexible, adaptable, patient, self-motivated and able to work both independently and with a team.
  • Skills in handling canoes/kayaks and swimming/snorkeling for long periods of time.
  • Enjoys working with children of all ages and learning abilities.
  • Comfortable interacting with the general public and speaking in front of large groups of people.
  • Able to function in a professional environment, demonstrating responsibility, creative problem solving and excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe software.

Additional Requirements:

  • Be comfortable working outdoors and in adverse conditions (heat, rain, cold, etc.).
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel on day and overnight field experiences.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • CPR & First Aid and Lifeguard certification will be required.
  • Lifting and/or moving an object up to 50 pounds is occasionally required in this position.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@buildafieldtrip.com.  Additional information can be found at http://www.buildafieldtrip.com