Environmental Science Educator

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Malibu, CA
United States

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Environmental Science Educator Details:

We are hiring for our Jan. 30 – June 16, 2017 program season.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis for 2017 Spring Season - apply now! 

Desired qualities include:

  • We work with the broad spectrum of ethnicities and cultures found in Los Angeles, and highly value a diverse staff with experience working with urban youth.
  • Residential Environmental Education teaching experience – two seasons/ one year minimum desired
  • College graduate
  • Must have/ willing to obtain at own expense current Wilderness First Responder, or Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification
  • Looking for positive, flexible, and creative educators who are excited to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, and to be a part of our social and professional community.
  • Full job description can be found at: https://naturebridge.org/environmental-science-educator
  • Housing and some meals are provided as a benefit to NatureBridge. Educators do not supervise students during overnight hours.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Weekly lead students through multi-day, hands-on, experiential learning experiences in outdoor settings.
  • Facilitate, using a student-centered approach, interactive, community-building environmental education activities for student groups.
  • Use scientific inquiry and lead by example to demonstrate positive and responsible environmental literacy and behavior.
  • Differentiate and tailor programs that meet the needs of each school group, incorporating teacher requests within our educational framework, program logistics, and student interests.
  • Cultivate a culturally aware learning community using sensitivity to bring cultural relevance to program content and community relationships including students, teachers, and schools.
  • Create and lead evening programs and/or assist National Park Service staff during evening programs weekly.
  • Manage student safety in outdoor settings using sound judgment and applying appropriate risk management decisions; administer and document first aid as needed.
  • Provide weekly, comprehensive pre- and post- assessments of student group learning to help evidence achievement of educational goals.
  • Actively participate in staff community by attending meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Education:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in science, environmental or multi-disciplinary studies, or a related field. 
  • Current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain training shortly after being hired. 
  • One to two years relevant teaching experience (preferably outdoors, residential) and a working knowledge of inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary science and natural history.
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in the outdoors and in all weather conditions on uneven terrain. Ability to hike at least 5 miles each day on uneven terrain. Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness within your teaching and our community.


How to Apply:

Only two positions remain on our team! 

Apply to Southern California via webform here: https://naturebridge.org/about-us/employment   

Apply via email at  to smmeducator@naturebridge.org: Include current COVER LETTER, RESUME, and 3 RELEVANT REFERENCES to smmeducator@naturebridge.org

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