Overview

Environmental Educator
Gather New Haven, New Haven, CT
(www.gathernewhaven.org)
Position Purpose: The Environmental Educator is an essential part of Gather New Haven’s focus on
delivering impact to our neighbors, increasing their connections to urban ecology, and the social value of
nature as an integral component of community development. This role’s primary responsibility is to plan,
implement, manage and coordinate all environmental education and enrichment focused programs and
projects occurring across Gather New Haven’s programs and properties, including its six nature
preserves totaling 80 acres, its 45 active community gardens, and four active urban farms.
The Environmental Educator will have primary responsibility for delivering educational components of the
Cultivating Long Island Sound Stewards Program, recently funded by the Long Island Sound Futures
Fund of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and for the delivery of environmental education
components of other Gather New Haven programs in collaboration with program staff.
The Environmental Educator reports to the Director of Environmental Education and Engagement. The
Environmental Educator oversees activities and interactions related to environmental education and
community outreach and engagement.
Employment Details:
Start Date: January 2023
Employment Type: Full Time Exempt
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 annually
Generous benefits, including farm food share

Description of Responsibilities:
Core Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with the Director of Environmental Education and Engagement, Program Staff, and
Program Committee Members to set priorities, develop and implement sub-strategies, and
manage a portfolio of projects and properties.
• Develop and implement environmental education programs for elementary, middle, and high
school students using STEAM-based curriculums that are focused on environmental science,
environmental justice, social justice, stewardship and social-emotional development. Facilitate
student-driven projects, implemented to inspire, equip and mobilize the next generation of
environmental leaders. Program delivery may occur on-site in schools or in the field or virtually.
• Plan and facilitate environmental education to the Schooner Summer Camp program and provide
training to Schooner staff members.
• Develop collaborative relationships and communicate effectively with various stakeholders,
including K-12 teachers, college professors and students, other environmental education
nonprofits, and parents/guardians.
• Organize and facilitate urban ecology and marine ecology field trips that incorporate the liberal
arts and guest speakers to enhance the experience.
• Ensure that seasonal production and management targets are met across all programs, projects,
and properties in collaboration with relevant staff members.
• Continue building a culture of community inclusion and equity through researching and
establishing a portfolio of certified minority or women-owned

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

About Gather New Haven

Gather New Haven promotes health, equity, and justice for people and the environment by cultivating connections with each other and our local lands and waters, and by inspiring us to care for ourselves, our community, and the natural world.

Application Instructions

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