Watershed Educator

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Pennington, NJ
United States

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Watershed Educator

The Watershed Institute is seeking an experienced educator with strong knowledge about water and watersheds for its award-winning environmental education program. The base for this work is the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center, on the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. Education staff conducts approximately 400 programs annually, reaching 10,000 people. Among these environmental science and ecology-based programs are school field trips addressing the Next Generation Science Standards, children’s and family programs for the public, teacher workshops, virtual programming and a summer environmental education day camp. For more information about The Watershed Institute, visit www.thewatershed.org

The Watershed Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color.

Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000.


  • Develop and deliver a range of education programs for schools and the general public.
  • Assist in expanding programming to advance equity and inclusion in the outdoors, so that all young people can foster a meaningful, life-long connection with nature.
  • Assist with the care and maintenance of educational displays, including live reptiles, fish and insects.
  • Engage visitors at the Watershed Center and offsite events, addressing inquiries about the natural world, water quality and the environment; and promoting the Institute’s mission, programs, and activities.
  • Develop, secure and maintain equipment and materials for education programs.
  • Assist in mentorship and supervision of interns and volunteers;
  • Assist staff on occasional facility maintenance, office tasks, and other projects as necessary for the smooth operation of the facility.

General Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, the life sciences or related majors, and at least one year of work experience. Individuals with equivalent knowledge/experience and enthusiasm to learn on-the-job may also apply.
  • Experience working with children in outdoor, educational settings
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for the environment and desire to share it with others, especially youth
  • Knowledge of water, watersheds, and natural history
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or interns
  • Experience designing environmental education programs
  • Good organizational skills; ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening
  • Strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time, health, dental, and life insurance, and 403(b) retirement savings. Regular working hours are flexible, some evening and weekend hours are required. Dormitory housing at the Watershed Reserve may also be available.


How to Apply:

To Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to The Watershed Institute at jobs@thewatershed.org. Please reference Watershed Educator in your email.

The Watershed Institute is an equal opportunity employer.