Project WILD Curriculum Writer

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:30pm

Address:

DC
United States

Job Category:

Other

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Organization Description:

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. The work of AFWA is guided by the visions of healthy fish and wildlife resources throughout North America managed by effective, well-funded fish and wildlife agencies supported by informed and involved citizens. AFWA is also headquarters for the Project WILD program, the largest wildlife and conservation education program in North America. As the cornerstone publication of Project WILD, the Project WILD: K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide helps tens of thousands of K-12 educators each year engage students in hand-on activities and projects involving the study and stewardship of wildlife and the environment. Project WILD professional development training for educators is coordinated through AFWA member organizations and other organizations that sponsor the Project WILD program in their states. Training and curricula resources that are part of Project WILD’s offerings include Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, and Flying WILD.

Position Description: AFWA is now in the final months in completing the long-term project of updating the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide. As part of a team of AFWA staff, Project WILD Coordinators, and wildlife management experts, the Curriculum Writer will assist in finalizing drafts of 25 new and updated Project WILD activity lessons for K-12 educators. The Curriculum Writer’s primary tasks will be in making content and copy edits to existing drafts of activity lessons to help ensure quality, usability, consistency of style, and scientific accuracy. For each activity lesson on which he/she works, the Curriculum Writer will consult with AFWA’s Project WILD staff for background information, such as steps taken to date, strategies used, and reasons for changing content in each activity. He/she will occasionally conduct Internet research or consult with experts or stakeholders about environmental and/or pedagogical issues and topics—including fact checking, assessing multiple viewpoints of environmental issues, determining educational best practices. 

The Curriculum Writer will report to one of AFWA’s Project WILD Managers. 

Qualifications:

Must have experience in curriculum writing or editing—in either environmental education or science education curriculum. Must be knowledgeable of environmental education and pedagogy. Demonstrated skill in writing and editing required. Bachelor’s degree in English, education, environmental studies, environmental science, or related field is required. Understanding of the North American Model and the vital role that State Fish & Wildlife Agencies play in managing our fish and wildlife resources required.

This position is a temporary contract position. The contractor will work from his/her own work place and provide all necessary equipment to do the work (phone, computer, and appropriate software).

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree in English, education, environmental studies, environmental science or related field. 

Experience using the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide. 

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to mlefebre@fishwildlife.org