Urban Environmental Educator (9-months)
This nine-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education. This position will include working with a team of educators in the field, as well as program preparation and planning. Programs include environmental education camps, field trips, single-day family events, and more. From June-August, you will work as a summer camp teacher. Responsibilities include leading campers through daily activities, as well as ensuring the health and safety of the campers at all times. In addition, camp teachers will work with middle and high-school-aged educators-in-training. The job will be a combination of remote work and in-person work, often working outdoors all day in Denver public parks & schoolyards. COVID has changed many of SPREE’s usual programs, so this position will also require flexibility and creativity to facilitate EE programs while prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff. Work Commitment February 21 – May 25: 25-35 hours/week (M-F, 8:00am-2:00pm Field Trips + Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm staff meetings) May 31 – August 19: 34 hours/week (M-F, camp shifts will fall between 8:00am-6:00pm + Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm staff meetings) August 29 – November 22: 25-35 hours/week (M-F, 8:00am-2:00pm Field Trips + Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm staff meetings) Occasional evenings and weekends are required. These will be established far in advance. Pay/Compensation $17.50/hour 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 conversationally 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.