Environmental Education Specialist



Poolville, NY
United States

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Through a one-of-a-kind ten-year commitment, Fiver provides transformational experiences and builds nurturing relationships with youth from systemically under-resourced communities in New York so that they can create their own positive futures.  We are seeking a dynamic Environmental Education Specialist to work at our picturesque facility, Camp Fiver, where we take an experiential approach to learning by exploring camp's woodlands, wetlands, creek and lake.

About Fiver Children’s Foundation
Fiver is not a typical after school program or summer camp. We take a slow and steady approach, over ten years, to building relationships and developing social, emotional and life skills that lead to positive decision-making and outcomes for youth. We are committed to ensuring that all Fiver spaces, communications and interactions are: Inclusive, Warm, Youth-Centered, Honest, and Intentional. Through our one-of-a-kind ten-year commitment, Fiver provides experiences that challenge and builds relationships that nurture, so that youth from marginalized communities in New York can create their own positive futures.

Dates: June 19-August 19, 2022
Location: Poolville, NY (45 minutes southeast of Syracuse)

Job Description
The Environmental Education Specialist is responsible for the administration and operation of Camp Fiver’s Environmental Education program, which provides educational instruction to campers between the ages of 8-14 during five 45 minute periods each day. The Specialist will implement existing Environmental Education curricula that offers participants a variety of opportunities to expand knowledge of nature and earth science. The camp’s beautiful 129 acre facility encompasses a creek, a lake, wetlands, fields and mountains, making it an ideal outdoor laboratory for hands-on, interactive learning!

Additional Qualifications
The Environmental Education Director should hold or be pursuing a degree in education, environmental education, or a related field. Prior teaching experience required. Summer camp experience preferred.

The Specialist must be a dynamic, energetic, compassionate and patient individual willing to work in a cooperative, team environment. They must have exceptional organizational skills and the unique ability to make learning a fun, engaging and rewarding experience.

All staff members will be given continuous support and training through Fiver’s staff development program, “Fiver U”. Staff will receive more than 50 hours of youth development training and professional development workshops.

Camp Fiver is located 45 minutes southeast of Syracuse, New York. The Specialist must be willing to live at or commute to our facility for all four two-week camp sessions, and one week of staff training prior.

Fiver Children’s Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates who identify as BIPOC or other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.  To ensure the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, all Fiver employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@fiver.org.