Wildlife Education Assistant

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:30pm


Scottsbluff, NE
United States

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January 16- June 30, 2017 (5.5 months)


Office located in Minatare, NE- but programs are located throughout the Nebraska panhandle


$13 per hour, full time, 40 hours per week (housing not provided)


Monday- Friday, some weekends and evenings may be required

Duties of the Wildlife Education Assistant include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with implementation of educational programs including classroom presentations for all ages, field trips,outreach events, after school programs, citizen science events, and partner events.
  • Assisting with development/expansion of educational programs and materials.
  • Be responsible for organizing registration, program and inventory data.
  • Assisting with general educational project day to day operations.
  • Assisting with development of reports for various projects and grants.
  • Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages.
  • Coordinating with partners on education projects as needed.
  • Organizing education schedule as needed.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in environmental education or environmental studies, with an emphasis in education, environmentalscience, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or related fields. Preference will be given to an applicant withprevious environmental education experience. A background in shortgrass prairie wildlife ecology and birds preferred
  • Public speaking skills and the ability to work with people of all ages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate through multiple media (print,TV, radio, Internet, public events, etc.)
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Microsoft Publisher
  • Responsible, creative, relational, enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated and resourceful team player
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and display excellent time management skills
  • The ability to carry out duties and directives independently under limited supervision
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites in western Nebraska.NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal vehicle may be required
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) in Spanish a plus (but not required)

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references in a single pdf document to:
Amber Schiltz, Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator, at amber.schiltz@birdconservancy.org

CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2016- although position may be filled earlier if a suitable applicant is found.