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Environmental Educator

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Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Environmental Educator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering dynamic, high-quality education to our visitors, guests, and partner organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, school based programs, field trips, adult education, and tours.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Work with the Center Manager to design and implement programs and services that will keep schools and community groups engaged with The Discovery Center.
  • Promote and market school based programs to the Strawberry Mansion community.
  • Lead tours and education experiences for groups visiting the Discover Center.
  • Deliver in-class education to neighborhood schools. Focusing on elementary aged children.
  • With the Center Manager, design and implement new education programs for schools, camps, and visitors.
  • Work with Delaware River Watershed team to bring educational programming to partner sites (Cobbs Creek, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford, Darby Creek)
  • Use background and knowledge of the neighborhood to provide educational interpretation to Discovery Center guests and visitors.
  • Schedule, design and teach education programs both in the classroom, at the sanctuary and in afterschool settings.
  • Work with Center Manager to develop and implement education programs that advance the understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats and engage people of diverse backgrounds along the Atlantic Flyway.
  • Develop lesson plans with Center Manager to include watershed education.
  • Assist Center Manager in staffing front desk during open hours.
  • Some nights and weekends required.
Educational Background: 
Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred with experience in an environmental / conservation education setting including teaching, management experience and curriculum development or similar combination. 
  • Experience considered in lieu of education.
  • 2+ years' experience working with children on education programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience in conservation, ecology, ornithology strongly preferred.
  • Proven skills presenting to a variety of audiences:
  • Excellent communication and writing skills are essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills with a positive attitude and good sense of humor.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment, and have strong organizational skills in order to prioritize project tasks.
  • A self-starter, who takes initiative and demonstrates dedication; a problem-solver who works to see projects through to completion. 
  • The desire to educate diverse audiences, with an emphasis on young people, about the natural world and conservation. Desire to connect children of all ages to nature a must.
  • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization.
  • Commitment to conservation and the Audubon mission. 
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus, not required.

Organization Info

National Audubon Society

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Audubon saves birds and their habitats throughout the America using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon operates an extensive network of National conservation programs, 23 state and regional offices, 41 centers, 23 sanctuaries and 463 independent chapters. Our work is a powerful combination of science, on the ground conservation, policy and engagement expertise that strives to protect and restore habitat, and to build the durable public will to implement policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all-in the U.S. and across the Americas.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Oct 31 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
National Audubon Society