Environmental Science Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:45pm



Sausalito, CA
United States

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NatureBridge environmental science educators are skilled professionals who provide diverse student groups with meaningful experiences in nature’s classroom. Our educators have significant post-undergraduate experience and training in environmental education content, curricula, and pedagogy.  NatureBridge values diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities and communities.  NatureBridge encourages opportunities for growth and professional development, and many of our educator alumni maintain leadership positions in environmental and education communities leveraging their NatureBridge experience in positive ways.


  • Lead students through multi-day, hands-on, experiential learning in outdoor settings
  • Using a student-centered approach, facilitate interactive, community-building environmental education activities for diverse student groups.
  • Use scientific inquiry and lead by example to demonstrate positive and responsible environmental literacy and behavior
  • Differentiate and tailor programs that honor the backgrounds and needs of each school group, incorporating teacher requests within our educational framework, program logistics, and student interests
  • Cultivate an inclusive learning community using sensitivity to bring cultural relevance to program content and community relationships, including students, teachers, and schools
  • Create and lead structured evening programs with student participants
  • Provide occasional on-call and evening support when not teaching in the field
  • Manage student physical, social and emotional safety in outdoor settings using sound judgment and applying appropriate risk management decisions; administer and document first aid as needed
  • Provide comprehensive assessments of student group learning to help evidence achievement of educational goals
  • Actively participate in staff community by attending meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned


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

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, science, environmental or multi-disciplinary studies, or a related field
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification
  • One to two years relevant formal or informal teaching experience
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in the outdoors and in all weather conditions on uneven terrain
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion within your teaching and our community
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, occasional weekends and on-call
  • Valid and current driver’s license necessary in some locations

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse groups, English Language Learners, urban youth, low-income communities, immigrant communities, LGBTQ communities, people with special needs and others underrepresented in the field of environmental education
  • Involvement in community services projects, leadership, social and environmental justice and activism
  • Ability to speak and/or teach in a language other than English relevant to our student population.  For example, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc.
  • Working experience with environmental education, science education, or residential outdoor education
  • Working knowledge of teaching inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary science and local natural history
  • Advanced degree and/or teaching credential

How to Apply:

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017 for applicants wishing to be considered for full or part-time Environmental Science Educator positions beginning in August 2017.


A complete application consists of the following:

A letter of interest describing why you want to work for NatureBridge at Golden Gate
Your current resume

Contact information for three references


When your application materials are ready please complete the application form online at:



For those applicants with limited computer access, please mail applications to:

Environmental Science Educator Hiring Committee

NatureBridge at Golden Gate

1033 Fort Cronkhite

Sausalito, CA 94965

Due to the high volume of interest in this position, applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.

Compensation Information:

At NatureBridge’s Golden Gate campus environmental science educators non-exempt, hourly employees. Full-time educators start at $10.50 per hour. For full-time hires, compensation includes housing within Golden Gate National Recreation Area, medical and dental plan, retirement plan, paid training, paid vacation, and sick time.

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