Environmental Educator

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The 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally-focused outdoor education programs for Maine youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor.

Environmental Educators provide hands-on ecology immersion for students as part of our Open Air Classroom. All school programming is customized and showcases our Earth Connections curriculum as well as BEETLES teaching methodology. Programs work with students across grades K-12. As an Educator, you will develop and implement the program curriculum, schedules, and new projects in support of our overall mission.

Fall/Winter/Spring Responsibilities:
• Develop and teach hands-on, ecology, STEM, group building, and outdoor skills-based lessons to grades K-12 for day, overnight, and after-school programs
• Deliver programs in schools and at multiple sites, including our learning centers in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor, ME (some travel is required)
• Teach and facilitate 4-H agriSTEM programming virtually via Zoom and in-person
• Contribute ideas for continual development of programs, interpretive trails, and educational displays
• Work independently and with staff to develop and maintain teaching resources
• Participate actively in staff training, ongoing professional development, and daily staff meetings to plan and evaluate programs
• Take part in routine tasks of cleaning and kitchen duties, gardening, general camp chores, and upkeep of program spaces to support the staff community
• Demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills in all aspects of outdoor programming
• Transport students in University vans to program sites- Foster interpersonal relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect- Work approximately 40 hours per week (typically) Monday morning through Friday afternoon with some evening and weekend program responsibilities

Qualifications:
• Experiential education experience with youth, preferably in an outdoor setting
• Knowledge of ecological concepts and natural history
• Ability to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions
• Safely lead groups over various terrain (uneven ground, roots, uphill hiking), while carrying a small backpack with teaching and first aid supplies
• Basic First Aid/CPR certification

Preferred: Wilderness First Aid; lifeguard certification

Dates and Compensation
• September 12 – October 28, 2022, and into the winter months
• $450/week (pre-tax) with increases dependent on experience and certifications
• Rustic housing and food is provided when programs are in session, staff are responsible for assisting with some meal preparation and clean up

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System

Qualifications
Experiential education experience with youth, preferably in an outdoor setting
Knowledge of ecological concepts and natural history
Ability to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions
Safely lead groups over various terrain (uneven ground, roots, uphill hiking), while carrying a small backpack with teaching and first aid supplies
Basic First Aid/CPR certification
Responsibilities
Programs work with students across grades K-12
As an Educator, you will develop and implement the program curriculum, schedules, and new projects in support of our overall mission
Benefits
$450/week (pre-tax) with increases dependent on experience and certifications
  • Listing ID: 6039