NatureBridge is seeking candidates for Environmental Science Educator positions for the 2021-2022 school year at our Golden Gate and Yosemite National Park locations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Lead students through multi day, hands-on, experiential learning in outdoor settings.
Use a student-centered approach to facilitate interactive environmental education lessons and activities.
Cultivate an inclusive learning environment by delivering culturally relevant content, by presenting multiple and balanced perspectives and by connecting instruction to participants’ lives and community.
Engage students in the practices of science via investigations.
Differentiate and tailor programs that honor the backgrounds and needs of each school group by incorporating teacher requests within the NatureBridge educational framework and program logistics.
Manage students’ physical safety in outdoor settings using sound judgment and applying appropriate risk management decisions; administer and document first aid as needed.
Establish and maintain respectful, supportive and compassionate relationships with staff, volunteers and participants.
Model responsible environmental behavior.
Regularly create and lead evening programs, and/or assist National Park Service staff and guest presenters, typically after a field day, typically twice weekly.
Provide occasional on-call and evening support.
Assess and document student learning and program outcomes.
Provide comprehensive program debriefs.
Participate in meetings and training as assigned.
Collect and share stories from the field to support fundraising efforts.
For those in provided housing, follow NatureBridge housing policies and work agreements; cultivate a respectful home environment by setting and being accountable to agreed upon expectations and boundaries among housemates.
Fulfill other duties as assigned, such as supporting donor engagement events, program support tasks, providing feedback on special projects, participating in campus beautification or attending conferences.
Starting exempt educators make $96.00 for a full teaching day, and are paid additionally for evening work. Non-exempt educators (Golden Gate) are paid California state minimum wage $14/hr; increasing to $15/hr January 2022. Daily and weekly work hours vary.
Paid training days and sick pay.
Full-time hires can elect to receive a comprehensive benefit plan, including: medical, dental and vision; retirement.
Full-time hires accrue vacation based on tenure.
Housing may be provided as a benefit of employment.
The opportunity to live and grow in a spectacular location with an amazing community
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Training starts August 26, 2021
Yosemite Training starts October 3rd, 2021
Experience, Competencies and Education
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. NatureBridge honors various types of work and training experiences as equivalencies to the formalized education with a Bachelor’s degree. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
-One year of formal or nonformal teaching
-Ability to build rapport and positive relationships with people of all backgrounds
-Commitment to equity and inclusion
-Current WFR & CPR certification, or willingness to complete training after a job offer
- Ability to perform physically challenging work in all conditions outdoors
-A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
-Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends
**See the full job description for more details.
Founded in 1971, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental science education partner of the National Park Service. The mission of NatureBridge is to connect youth to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. Prior to COVID-19, NatureBridge served more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offered programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, and Prince William Forest Park.