Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN offers a variety of programs connecting people of all ages to the natural world and each other. Our cornerstone program is a 3-5 day, K-12 Overnight Program in which students from 125+ partner schools visit our campus to participate in experiential and environmental classes.
The bulk our education staff is made up of seasonal employees who participate in our professional training programs:
- The Fellowship Program is a 1-2 year program aimed at college graduates wishing to develop comprehensive skills and expertise as environmental educators. They gain this experience by being the primary teachers for our classes, attending weekly seminars, and helping to design and lead our summer camps. Currently 12 positions.
- The Outdoor Program Internship is a 2.5-month summer position designed for current college students interested in learning the ins-and-outs of Eagle Bluff’s adventure and camp programs. Currently 4 positions.
Two, full-time Fellowship Coordinators are responsible for coordinating these programs including hiring and supervising Fellowship participants and Outdoor Program Interns, scheduling, and marketing these programs. The Fellowship Coordinators report directly to the Education Director.
Eagle Bluff is looking to fill one of these positions with someone who is a team orientated and highly motivated to support and train the next generation of Environmental Educators.
- Co-Coordination of the Fellowship Naturalist Program and Outdoor Program Internship.
- Co-Coordination of Eagle Bluff’s summer camps, which are led by seasonal staff.
- Teach Eagle Bluff’s science, cultural history, and adventure (including high ropes courses) classes to students of all ages.
Supervision: Monitoring behavior or discipline issues related to the Fellowship and Outdoor Program Internship participants, organizing projects, performing monthly meetings and exit interviews, checking-out staff from residential facilities, and compiling professional portfolios.
Maintaining all hiring procedures and materials including: position announcements, application forms, reference forms, etc.
Marketing for applicants: keeping position ads current, create and maintain brochures and promotional materials, attend college and university career days as needed
Hiring: Conducting in-person and telephone interviews, contacting references, making job offers, contacting non-hired applicants, coordinating the ordering of new staff supplies
Training and evaluation: Planning and overseeing trainings, organizing regular observation and evaluation of participant’s teaching, scheduling regular seminars in aspects of environmental education operation and programming, organize other staff members to present seminars
General Education duties: Assisting with curriculum development and review, attending staff meetings, participate in professional meetings and organizations, regular reporting to the Education Director, continually sharpen professional skills by attending trainings, off-site workshops, etc., and additional program coordinating as education department needs.
Training and Skills:
- B.A. / B.S. degree in environmental education, natural resources, or related field - M.A./M.S. in education or related science field or MN teaching license, preferred.
- 3-plus years of experience in environmental education programs, residential preferred.
- Managerial and supervisory skills
- Excellent communications skills
- High degree of organization and self-motivation
- First Aid and CPR certifications or higher
Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Please inquire.
How to Apply:
Please send or email (preferred) a resume, cover letter, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references to: Education Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 507.467.2437. Review of materials will begin July 7th, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.