Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:00pm
-Successfully teach PAWS Education Programs in a professional, engaging manner, both on-site at PAWS and off-site in neighboring communities. This includes classroom programs, Girl Scout and Cub Scout programs, early childhood classes, and teen and preteen workshops.
-Work in collaboration with the Education team to develop and update curriculum for all PAWS education programs.
-Represent PAWS in the community, including delivering formal presentations and staffing informal tabling opportunities. Assist in coordinating and leading community education events.
-Provide input and support for PAWS advocacy activities and public awareness campaigns.
-Maintain accurate and timely records regarding all education and outreach programs, including pre-and post-survey responses, attendance, quotes and testimonials, and other metrics.
-Responsible for entry of evaluation data collected through classroom surveys and teacher and parent evaluations
-Provide support, content and information as needed to the Education Programs Manager for use with a variety of programmatic needs, including use for grant applications and sponsorship opportunities.
-Provide leadership to outreach and education program volunteers, and assist with their coordination and training. Maintain timely and accurate records of volunteer information and activity in PAWS Volunteer database.
-Write/contribute content for internal publications and website about humane and environmental education and related issues.
-Outreach support: Set-up/take down as needed. Prepare outreach materials. Must be able to transport outreach equipment in own vehicle as needed
-Stay current on regional and national humane and environmental education trends, successful training and educational approaches and best practices.
-Perform other duties as requested by PAWS.
-College degree or equivalent experience required. Preferred fields of study: Education, Biology, Environmental Education or a related field. Must have a minimum two years demonstrated successful prior experience delivering and developing educational programs.
-Certified Humane Education Specialist, Certified Interpretive Guide, or equivalent environmental education certification a plus.
-A passion for PAWS’ mission, teaching, learning and public policy.
-Experience working with volunteers, a professional and sincere attitude, and proven success as a team player.
-Strong public speaking skills: able to present programs in a confident, engaging manner. Experience with classroom management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and excellent computer skills. Must be able to read, write and speak clearly in English so that written and verbal instructions can be given and followed.
-Must be able to work evenings and weekend events as needed. Must be able to multi-task well. Flexibility, enthusiasm, and attention to detail are also important.
-Must have or be able to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license with no major or repeated minor traffic offenses.
-Must be able to provide reliable transportation and required insurance coverage. Must be able to transport outreach equipment and materials.
-Important considerations for this position include a sincere interest and belief in the welfare of animals; a creative and dynamic approach to public outreach and education.
How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and a PAWS employment application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by January 3, 2018 will be given priority.