Lake George Association Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Lake George, NY
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Entry level, full-time position (40 hours), primarily Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and evening activities.

Main Duties:

  • To work with the Director of Education to develop and implement educational programs for students about watersheds and water quality, to help create future stewards of Lake George.
  • To be the onboard educator for the LGA’s Floating Classroom program for summer programs.
  • To work with the Director of Education on the LGA’s Floating Classroom field trips for schools in the spring and fall by conducting the on-land stream program.
  • Facilitate hands-on experiential learning for schools.
  • Deliver current programs to include but not limited to In-school programs, after-school enrichment programs, and Salmon in the Classroom.
  • Develop appropriate evaluation methods and procedures with the goal of gauging effectiveness of educational efforts/messages and participant satisfaction.
  • To work with the Director of Education to develop new curricula as needed.
  • To keep the education program running and constantly adapting to meet the changing needs of our audience through various other tasks as needed.
  • To assist, coordinate, and develop special projects, including teacher training workshops, lake talks and educational presentations.
  • To keep information related to education programs updated on the LGA’s website, and to provide update articles for the LGA newsletter.
  • To organize community service events for youth groups and other similar groups, such as stream clean ups or invasive species removals.
  • To assist the Director of Education with water quality programs as needed, including but not limited to Citizen Science, Land Use, and invasive species programs. 
  • Maintain program materials.
  • To assist with writing grant proposals and finding funding sources for educational programming activities

Required Skills and Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field.  A degree in an unrelated field will be considered if supplemented by relevant coursework and/or work experience.
  • Experience or coursework in education. 
  • Limnology and ecological concepts knowledge as well as understanding of environmental issues pertaining to lake management and in planning, management and protection of Lake George. 
  • Must be comfortable and skilled in public presentations both in small and large group settings
  • Computer Skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, desktop publishing, website maintenance, and online social media
  • Excellent personal and customer service skills; self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, and positive attitude are all essential.
  • Experience educating and managing children, kindergarden-12th grade in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions while managing the needs of all participants and keeping a positive attitude
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt your energy to the needs of the program and participants
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse non-technical audiences, including a strong ability to write clearly and succinctly.
  • Fingerprinting by NYS Education Department will be required once hired.

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Cover letters and resumes may be mailed or e-mailed.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Kristen Wilde, Director of Education, Lake George Association, PO Box 408, Lake George, NY 12845.  Email: krohne@lakegeorgeassociation.org  Phone: 518-668-3558

 

Job Compensation:

Salary