ShoreRivers Education Coordinator

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ShoreRivers seeks a part-time Education Coordinator to assist with k-12 classroom curriculum, student field experiences, teacher professional development, and community engagement programming from January-June of 2020.

ShoreRivers seeks to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education.We have a dedicated staff of educators, scientists, restoration specialists, and advocates focused on policies and projects that will improve the health of our rivers. Our staff includes four Waterkeepers who regularly patrol and monitor our waters and serve as key spokespersons. Our staff also includes a team of environmental educators and a team of agricultural restoration specialist

The Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Education & Outreach and works primarily out of the Easton, MD office at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center. This is a part-time contractual position for 25-30 hours a week from January 2, 2019 – June 30, 2020. The employee must be flexible to work within school day hours and occasionally evenings or weekends at an hourly rate of $18-$20 depending on experience. Traveling to school and field trip locations is necessary. The position is not salaried and is “at-will”. At the end of the contractual period there is potential for full-time employment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Suzanne Sullivan, Director of Education & Outreach, at ssullivan@shorerivers.org

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an educator in ShoreRivers’ high school and elementary school programs. This includes leading in-class lessons and outdoor field experiences throughout the school year.
  • Assist in developing classroom curriculum, activities, and outdoor field experiences.
  • Assist in writing environmental education grants with teachers and community educators.
  • Coordinate, train, and manage education volunteers.
  • Develop and facilitate classroom and outdoor field activities that align with Next Generation Science Standards and local county curriculum.
  • Contribute to general community engagement efforts, including tabling at events, developing school program newsletters, and producing ShoreRivers outreach materials like fliers and social media posts.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The employee must have a strong commitment to environmental protection and to ShoreRivers’ mission.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, communications, or educational field
  • Experience engaging and working with students and children of any age
  • Relevant work or internship experience a plus

SKILLS

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of interpreting and describing complicated scientific information or data to a range of different audiences through a variety of different mediums
  • Must be a team-player that is confident in sharing creative ideas and networking with volunteers, board members, teachers, and donors
  • Organizational skills and ability manage multiple different school schedules simultaneously

ABILITIES

  • Familiar with watershed science and concepts and equipment calibration
  • Stamina to lift 50 lbs, launch students in canoes, walk 2 miles, and then do it again the next day
  • Must be proficient with MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adobe InDesign and Illustrator a plus

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