Environmental/Earth Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, August 8, 2016, 11:00pm

Address:

Tucson, AZ
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Cooper Center Overview:  The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper) offers memorable overnight and day field trip experiences to Southern Arizona schools, with a focus on positive and enriching experiences in nature, understanding basic ecological concepts, and inspiring children to live more lightly and harmoniously on our planet. Cooper is located in the Tucson Mountains, approximately 20 minutes west of the main University of Arizona (UA) campus. The Center is a partnership between the UA College of Education and Tucson Unified School District.

Position Description: The Cooper Center is hiring three (3) staff members for positions that focus on educational programs for children in grades K-8. Programs are based on the Cooper Center’s Mission Statement and the philosophy of the Institute for Earth Education in order to “emphasize understanding of basic ecological processes, develop positive feelings for the natural world, and make personal lifestyle changes.” The individuals chosen for these positions will report to the Assistant Director of the Center. Educators will have the chance to gain valuable teaching experience in an informal setting.  

Duties:

Lead and assist educational programs in outdoor settings (program training provided)
Participate in program-related tasks including planning, setup, materials design and maintenance
Assist with field experience logistics including scheduling, group arrivals and departures, teacher communication, program evaluation, etc.
Participate in special events and workshops at Cooper Center, on UA campus, and in the community
Perform basic facility maintenance & janitorial tasks (picking up trash, cleaning, basic repairs, etc.)

Qualifications:

Required:  Teaching experience in formal and/or informal settings with students of different grades (preferably K-8). Physical conditioning and ability to work outdoors in a desert setting (warm weather). Enthusiasm, strong communication skills, work as part of a team and independently, a flair for being theatrical, and a positive attitude.  
Preferred:  Knowledge of the Sonoran Desert ecology and natural resources management; administration skills and ability to learn quickly.

Position Specifics:

Pay/Time Commitment:  $11/hour, 40 hrs/week, with benefits. Position hours are primarily Monday through Friday with some weekend event commitments; daily schedules vary.
Positions begin August 15th, 2016 and end May 26th, 2017. Employees are eligible to have their positions renewed for the 2017-18 program year if performance expectations are met.
Cooper Center is 20 minutes west of main UA campus. Providing your own transportation to and from the Center is preferred.

Apply via https://uacareers.com/postings/11901. For questions, please email Cooper Center Director Colin Waite at cwaite@email.arizona.edu or call the Center at (520)626-1825. Visit the Cooper Center website for more information about the Center and its programs.

Position Start Date:

Monday, August 15, 2016

Job Duration:

Other

How to Apply:

Apply via https://uacareers.com/postings/11901. For questions, please email Cooper Center Director Colin Waite at cwaite@email.arizona.edu or call the Center at (520)626-1825. Visit the Cooper Center website for more information about the Center and its programs.

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

40 hours per week, $11/hour with benefits through the University of Arizona.

Contact Name:

Colin Waite

Contact Phone:

(520) 626-1825

Contact Email:

cwaite@email.arizona.edu