Environmental Educator

Broward County, FL, USA

Full Time

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Love to teach? Want to make a lasting difference?

The primary focus of this position is to deliver Experiential Science and Environmental Education Programs in schools, for camps and clubs, at birthday parties and for field trips.

Starting Salary: $35,000/year starting

Does require some Saturdays, rarely Sundays

About the Opportunity

Main Job Tasks:

  • Deliver YEA education programs successfully in allotted timeframe to Pre-K to Adult and special needs audiences

  • Programs include fishing, gardening, environmental and sustainability, body systems and more taught to Florida State Standards, and in facilitating environmental restorations (please see www.youthenvironmentalalliance.com/classes for a full course listing)

  • Promote programs to teachers, group leaders and families through vendor fairs and outreaches

  • Be the primary point of contact and scheduler for education programs and events

  • Update online calendars and databases concurrently with program scheduling and delivery

  • Take photos at events and programs and post on social media and photo sharing apps

  • Participate in continuing education classes

  • Facilitate and teach at environmental restoration events

  • Organize and transport program equipment

  • Create promotional materials

  • Write newsletters or articles for publication in local magazines

  • Write small grant applications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience in science, environmental science, marine biology, ecology, education or related field

  • Education experience with delivering programs/classes in/for a variety of settings including in schools or outdoors with school groups and private groups (ex. Corporations, garden clubs, etc)

  • Experiential or Environmental education experience a plus

  • Is willing to learn new programs and comfortable teaching in outdoor and indoor settings

  • Proficient with computers, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and basic smartphone apps

  • Self-motivated, works well autonomously and in teams, self-reliant

  • Self manages time, work priorities, training and continuous improvement

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to constantly fluid circumstances and schedules while keeping a positive attitude

  • Physically capable of delivering gardening and restoration programs that may require digging, planting, watering and moving of plants and equipment

  • Lifeguard or Rescue Diver Certified and current CPR (or willing to get certified within the 90-day probationary period)

About Youth Environmental Alliance

Since 2005 Youth Environmental Alliance has been instrumental in providing all-inclusive programs that focus on natural sciences and environmental stewardship. These fun and engaging programs involve youth and the community in preserving and protecting our unique ecosystems and wildlife, at home, in the office, and in your communities. We offer programs for persons of all ages and abilities, including at risk youth and people with special needs.