Environmental Education Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:00pm


Beaverton, OR
United States

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Job Description:

Essential Job Functions

  • May prepare/assist in the preparation of course outlines and written lesson plans to meet stated objectives.  Prepare for, develop, coordinate, instruct, and supervise services for assigned program area. Provide a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion and satisfaction of all participants.
  • Assist in developing, coordinating, instructing and supervising services for assigned program area.
  • May supervise program participants in both classroom and outdoor settings, on and offsite.
  • Assist in the limited direction of part-time staff, including: assigning and directing work, monitoring and motivating part time employees; may provide input for performance evaluations.
  • Greet the public; provide information and assistance regarding schedules, registration, program descriptions and other general information over the phone and in person.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.  Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Ensure all participants are registered and maintain accurate attendance records. Assist in evaluating program success and make recommendations. Distribute program evaluation forms to participants.
  • Ensure the safety of program participants, co-workers, and the general public by following District policies.  If necessary, provide first aid.  Report all incidents/accidents to the Supervisor, immediately.  Complete and submit appropriate accident/incident records and forms.
  • Perform set-ups for program activity area and ensure classroom and/or activity area is safe for use. 
  • Determine program equipment and supply needs.  Assist with the procurement, distribution, care, use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.  Maintain supply and equipment inventories.
  • Clean up classroom and/or activity area and return equipment to proper storage areas, turn off all equipment, lights, stereo, air conditioning, TV, etc. and properly secure classroom at the end of work shift.
  • Enforce District policies and procedures, resolve day-to-day problems as they arise and assist supervisors with resolving major issues.
  • Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and general public.
  • Respect diversity in the workplace.

Other Job Functions

  • Attend staff meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and rules related to assigned/specialized area of instruction.
  • Principles and practices of planning, and implementing assigned program.
  • Principles of group dynamics and group interaction.
  • Basic principles and practices of leadership and group organization.
  • Emergency procedures and accident site management.

Ability to:

  • Teach and lead groups of various ages and ability levels in the area of assignment.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate assigned program area
  • Promote interest and enthusiasm in recreational activities.
  • Interpret, explain, follow and apply District policies and written instructions.
  • Follow written and oral instructions; speak clearly and concisely, in English.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Work in a group or as an individual with minimal supervision
  • Identify and prevent hazards, implement solutions, maintain safe environments.
  • Communicate courteously and cooperatively with other staff and the general public, on the telephone or in person, including handling difficult or irate people.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff members, program participants and the general public.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including: copy machine, phone system, computer, fax and adding machine.
  • Maintain a neat, professional appearance.

Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements

  • Current First Aid and CPR/First Aid and CPR/AED certifications for infants, children, and adults.
  • Bilingual skills, preferred
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, if driving.
  • May be required to maintain a valid Oregon Driver's License and good driving record.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would likely provide the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be through:

One-year related work experience
Specialized training in assigned program area.