Program Specialist

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 2, 2018, 12:00pm


Des Moines, IA
United States

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Job Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and perform other duties as assigned.

Work in collaboration with the Youth Education Coordinator to develop camp curriculum and lesson plans
Lead and teach camp lesson plans and activities for each of the Botanical Garden summer camp weeks
Oversee teen volunteer camp assistants
Provide primary responsibility for the supervision and safety of campers during designated camp weeks
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures of the Botanical Garden
Establish a positive relationship with all program participants by being a role model for campers
Greet and engage with families and campers to provide meaningful and positive experiences
Effectively monitor camper behavior and demonstrate ability to use appropriate decision-making skills and work with youth of different ages and skill levels
Be responsible for maintaining summer camp program spaces, set-up, storage and inventory of supplies and materials
Demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching with a warm, friendly personality and the ability to communicate effectively with program participants, staff, volunteers and the general public
Support and assist the Youth Education Coordinator in the development and delivery of other youth education programming, such as guided and unguided field trip programming
Support the education team in other program areas and special events as needed under the Education Department

Education and Experience

Bachelor degree in science education, botany, biology, horticulture or related field of study is preferred
Experience in curriculum and/or program development for multigenerational audiences
Minimum one-year experience working with youth
Experience teaching and delivering programs, public tours and/or public speaking required
Bi-lingual or multilingual desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Current CPR, First Aid and AED certification
High level of organization, flexibility and ability to handle situations in a professional manner
Comfortable engaging and working with children
Knowledge of child development and different learning styles
Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner with the general public, staff and volunteers
Knowledge of rudimentary plant science, gardening, horticulture and the natural world

Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, application, three references and a resume to Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2018. Only electronic applications are accepted. No paper applications will be considered.