Seasonal Environmental Educator

Organization:

The Greenway Foundation

Location:

Denver, CO

Deadline:

Contact:

Julianne Gagnon

Job Overview

WORK SCHEDULE

  • February 24 - May 21: M-F, 9:00am-2:00pm Field Trips + Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm staff meetings
  • May 26 - August 14: M-F, camp shifts will fall between 8:00am-6:00pm + Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm staff meetings
  • August 24 - November 24: M-F, 9:00am-2:00pm Field Trips + Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm staff meetings

PAY/COMPENSATION - $14.50/hour

WORK COMMITMENT- 25 hours/week from Feb. 24 - May 21 & Aug. 26 - Nov. 26 34 hours/week from May 26-Aug. 16 Occasional evenings and weekends are required. These will be established far in advance.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS - Experience or interest in, and respect for, working with elementary school students - Ability to manage groups of up to 15 elementary students in an outdoor setting - Cultural competency working with communities outdoor education organizations have failed to previously engage - Energy and enthusiasm when working with students - Ability to maintain a fun and safe learning environment at all times, as well as being creative, adaptable, & flexible while managing children in a variety of situations - 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 using Google Drive - Ability to manage a schedule and meet deadlines - 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

WISH LIST SKILLS - Background in education or environmental science - CPR/first aid certification - Certified Environmental Educator - Ability to speak Spanish conversattionally and/or translate written documents into Spanish - Experience working with middle and high school students - Ability to work on, and with respect for, diverse teams or with a diverse range of people JOB REQUIREMENTS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk up to 2 miles, sit, talk and/or hear, and all programs involve getting into the river. The employee is frequently required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have reliable transportation. Visit the SPREE website to see maps to all work site locations. Must pass a criminal background check.