Seasonal Educator and Youth Mentor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00pm


Denver, CO
United States

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Job Description:

This nine-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education and youth development.  In the spring and fall, the position involves working with a team of educators to lead preschool-5th grade students on environmental education excursions at multiple locations along the South Platte River in Denver, assisting with educational and youth volunteer events, and related tasks. From June-August, the position involves working as a summer camp staff member and youth mentor.  All camp staff are responsible for leading campers through daily activities, crafts and games about the environment, as well as ensuring the health and safety of the campers at all times.  In addition, the youth mentor will be responsible for managing and mentoring the high school youth employees, preparing them to teach at camp, and leading skill building workshops.

Required Education & Skills:

- Four-year college degree, or a combination of at least 2 years of college and 200+ hours working with children in a classroom or educational program

- Experience working with elementary and high school students

- Lots of energy and enthusiasm when working with students

- Ability to maintain a fun and safe learning environment at all times

- Ability to manage groups of up to 15 elementary students in an outdoor setting

- Cultural competency working with urban and/or diverse populations

- Interest in working outdoors in hot and cold weather

- Willingness to collaborate with other SPREE educators in evaluating programs and developing activities

- Willingness to give and receive feedback

- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

- Ability to manage a schedule and meet deadlines

Desired Skills:

- Background in education or environmental science

- Experience in a mentorship role

- Ability to speak Spanish and/or translate written documents into Spanish

- CPR/first aid certification

- Certified Environmental Educator

Position Start Date:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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How to Apply:

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Rachel Steel at

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Compensation Information:

$12.50/hr; 35+ hours/wk

Contact Name:

Rachel Steel

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