Naturalist

Job
The deadline for this job has passed and it is not visible on the eePRO Jobs page.

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Cedar Rapids, IA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Facilitate and lead environmental education programs for audiences of all ages and demographics. Exercises exceptional organizational skills and customer service skills. Demonstrated problem-solving ability.  Represents ICNC in a positive manner. Knowledgeable of Iowa flora, fauna, and ecological systems. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, coordinates and leads, assists or supervises public education programs for adults, school and group field trips, scouting programs, preschool programs, and summer and winter camps for a variety of ages and demographics.  Leads off-site programs in schools and at community organizations with our education/exhibit trailer.
  • Writes curriculum, sets up and tears down program materials as appropriate.
  • Collects program fees, oversee volunteer-led programs, and unlocks and secures building appropriately.
  • Assists in the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers, both individually and as a group. Uses volunteers effectively to manage and implement programs. Regularly and appropriately recognizes volunteers for their service.
  • Attends and assists with leading, coordinating and, facilitating all special event programs as directed.  Sits on Women in Nature planning committee.
  • Assists with exhibit development and production, and educational displays, both on-site and within the community. 
  • Serves as Nature Center representative in community events as requested. 
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings, and/or submits reports, as requested
  • Assists in writing grants for educational programs, as needed.
  • Reviews, evaluates and modifies existing and proposed procedures in conjunction with supervisor, recommends appropriate changes. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Represents ICNC in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current staff, customers, volunteers, suppliers, and the community.  Creative and energetic with strong public and human relations abilities, professional appearance, positive attitude and motivation.  Support of organizational goals and mission.  Demonstrated working knowledge of environmental education principles, curriculum development, personal computers, and media equipment. Understands principles of volunteer management.  Able to work outdoors in good and inclement weather to accomplish program goals.  Highly developed public speaking and presentation skills.    Flexibility to work weekends and evenings and to perform other functions of office staff.  Excellent writing & communication skills.  Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted. Ability to be at work on time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or in a related field or equivalent of 2 years work experience required. Must have valid driver’s license.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Erin Anzalone, Director of Education, eanzalone@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

Job Compensation:

Salary