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EDUCATION COORDINATOR/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

Posted: 06/30/2022

Come and join the exciting team at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park as a full-time Education Coordinator/Environmental Educator to work closely with our Executive Director and Board of Directors to (1) be responsible for the delivery and content of our environmental education offerings, (2) serve as liaison between WWPP and the school and community groups that we work with, and (3) oversee our Environmental Education and Conservation Interns.  We are looking for an outgoing and energetic team member that can help us in our mission through the development and presentation of high quality, engaging programs that will inspire people to become better caretakers of our environment.
 
Responsibilities:
The major focus of the Education Coordinator is to develop and present environmental education programs and accomplish the associated administrative work.

  • Scheduling, planning, preparing, presenting, and assessing programs for school and other groups and for the general public and all of the administrative tasks affiliated with this.  Programs take place in outdoor conditions or in traditional classroom setting for toddlers to adult audiences.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date contact lists with schools, BOCES, and group program participants and handling all correspondence and invoicing with these groups.
  • Maintaining attendance records.
  • Helping to coordinate community events like the annual Wildlife Festival and Campfire Programs.
  • Assisting in the development of educational and promotional materials, including; flyers, handouts, brochures, interpretive exhibits, signage; virtual programs, and traveling programs for off-site presentations.
  • New program development, both for schools and groups, and for the general public.
  • Creating and managing social media posts and managing website communications.
 
Position Qualifications
  1. A college degree in Environmental Education, Education, Environmental Studies/Science, Biology, Sustainability or Conservation or related field is preferred. Other fields may be considered.
  2. At least two-years teaching experience, or equivalent, in a classroom or in the field of environmental education.
  3. Must be flexible and adaptable to change. Work will be in a dynamic setting with shifting responsibilities. Should be comfortable and enjoy working in a fast-paced creative environment that can include occasional weekend or evening work.
  4. Excellent organization and time management skills. Must be able to work on multiple tasks and provide high attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work in all weather conditions. This position requires indoor and outdoor work including, but not limited to, leading interpretive hikes, lifting tables and supplies, and walking on trails with mixed terrain. Some programs involve working with and handling live animals.
  6. Strong communication skills are required. This includes public speaking as well as writing, editing, and demonstrated comfort and skill in delivering public presentations in small and large group settings.
  7. The ability to work in a team-based environment, multitask, and problem solve.
  8. Proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, Squarespace, and social media platforms.
  9. Familiarity with the natural environments of the region.
  10. A valid driver's license and a dependable motor vehicle (mileage for work purposes is reimbursed).
 
The position is 40 hours per week and is a year-round position. The work week varies seasonally, and flexibility of working hours is essential. Some remote work is allowed.  This is a salaried position of $36,400 to 41,600/year coincident with experience. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, and health insurance if needed.  Start date is expected to be in September 2022, but the specific start date is flexible. Background check is required.
 
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Margo Olson
(mbolson@wiltonpreserve.org) with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 31, 2022 or until the position is filled.
 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation. WWPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Much of WWPP’s efforts are focused on ~2400 acres of protected land base in the Saratoga Sandplains, which encompasses ecologically significant habitats, rare plant communities, endangered and threatened wildlife, and public trails.  The protected lands that comprise WWPP are owned and managed by the Town of Wilton, The Nature Conservancy, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Saratoga County.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Margo Olson

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