The Education Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of ELK’s on-site programming at the ELK Education Center and Montbello Open Space Park. ELK’s on-site programming and activities provide equitable access to the outdoors, STEM learning, and community building to far northeast youth and families. This position is responsible for creating and facilitating hands-on environmental education and outdoor programming, and building strong relationships with ELK’s youth, families, and communities. This position works directly with their fellow Education Coordinators to provide programming and support for our year-round youth and families. This role is related to ELK’s core mission of cultivating a diverse community of leaders and environmental stewards by increasing outdoor equity. This position is Tuesday – Saturday and requires some evening work responsibilities.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Zoology, Wildlife/Aquatic Biology, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent degree and/or candidates with 2-3 years equivalent programmatic job experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience building genuine relationships with racially and socioeconomically diverse youth and families.
Previous work experience working with youth 8-14 years old and/or families.
Experience working on a team and developing good team relationships with coworkers, board, volunteers, and key stakeholder groups.
Interested in outdoor experience programs, field-based projects, and camping.
Strong commitment to the values of Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Experience delivering informal education programs through in-school, after-school, or summer camp programs.
Experience instructing outdoor recreation activities in urban and/or wilderness settings.
Interest in outdoor experience programs, field-based projects, and camping.
Excellent presentation and communication (written and oral) skills to effectively communicate with diverse audiences; ability to proficiently read, write, and converse in Spanish is a plus.
Must be able to proficiently use Micros
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) is an inclusive non-profit organization that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25. ELK Inspires youth to have high expectations of themselves by exposing them to the outdoors and engaging them in service learning projects. For many of the youth ELK serves, it’s their first experience with the outdoors. ELK Educates youth through science and environmental education embedded in all programs and activities to further students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, their communities, college, and careers. ELK transforms youth by endowing them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and employment opportunities.