Environmental Educator and Outreach Coordinator

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Christodora, a 119 year-old non-profit organization offering high-quality environmental education and leadership training to motivated New York City youth, is actively seeking an environmental educator to lead youth in hands-on science, community service, and hiking/camping adventures while also coordinating outreach to build partnerships and recruit program participants. 

The ideal candidate will be energetic and have experience in actively engaging youth in the outdoors within and near New York City; will build a strong community and easily connect with and inspire students and families; will positively represent Christodora in both new and long-standing relationships with program partners; and will have a dynamic ‘can do’ attitude within a mission-driven workplace culture. 

This position will have primary roles in coordinating, recruiting participants for, teaching in, and leading afterschool and weekend programming in NYC.  Candidates will bring high-level thinking to the team, and will advance Christodora’s goals by organizing, designing, and delivering hands-on experiences for middle/high school youth to understand concepts in place-based ecology, outdoor discovery activities, hikes, teambuilding activities, service projects, and more.  We are seeking someone who will create a strong sense of belonging and responsibility to the Christodora community and provide mentorship and leadership while supervising educators and teaching assistants.  

As an outreach coordinator, this individual will represent Christodora at outside events, programs, and schools, sharing the impact of all of our programs.  Candidates will use social media, website updates, emails, phone calls, marketing materials, presentations, and meetings to effectively communicate with partner schools, programs, teachers, students, and families in pursuit of successfully placing approximately 300 youth in Christodora’s summer and afterschool programs.

Requirements: BA or BS in Biology, Ecology, Science Education, Ecology based Environmental Education, Natural Science, or related discipline. At least 3 years of prior professional experience as an environmental educator with urban youth.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and ability to work on several projects simultaneously. Experience coaching and mentoring entry-level educators and teaching assistants preferred.  Must be willing to travel via public transportation to schools and program locations in NYC and occasional visits to program locations in remote areas north of the city.  Must be comfortable hiking, camping, and sleeping outdoors.  Ability to work a flexible schedule that will often include one day per weekend during the school year.  Valid Driver’s License preferred. Ability to speak Spanish highly preferred. Background checks and medical physical required.  Salary is negotiable and based on experience. 

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Please send a detailed cover letter and a resume to: employment@christodora.org with “Environmental Educator & Outreach Coordinator” in the title.  Christodora is committed to making a difference within a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Christodora is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.