Who We Are:
NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery, and inspiring stewardship of the planet.
This position is located in Yosemite National Park.
What You Will Do:
As an Environmental Science Educator, you will report to a campus Education Manager and provide student groups with meaningful experiences in the outdoors. Programming is guided by the integration of our three pillars: science, social and emotional learning, and equity, inclusion and diversity, as outlined in our Theory of Change. This position takes place completely on campus and does not allow for remote work.
Your primary job will be to:
-Use a student-centered approach to lead participants through multi day, hands-on, experiential & investigative learning in outdoor settings.
-Cultivate an inclusive learning environment by delivering culturally relevant content that presents multiple perspectives and connects to students’ lived experiences.
-Create and lead differentiated programming, including 2-3 evening programs a week, that honor the needs and backgrounds of each group of participants.
-Manage students’ physical safety in outdoor settings using sound judgment and applying appropriate risk management decisions.
-Work to support an inclusive workplace community by establishing and maintaining respectful, supportive, and compassionate relationships with staff, volunteers, and participants.
-Keep records and assessments of student experiences in order to provide insight on student learning and program outcomes, as well as to share stories from the field with staff, board members, and donors.
-Participate in continuous professional development, as well as personal and professional goal-setting.
-For those in provided housing, follow NatureBridge housing policies and work agreements; cultivate a respectful home environment by setting and being accountable to agreements 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.
-$15/hour, daily and weekly work hours vary based on programming demand. This position is considered full time. Positions may be exempt or non-exempt depending on campus location.
-Full benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation, training days, and sick leave.
-Housing may be provided as a benefit of employment.
-At least 1 year of relevant formal or informal teaching experience, including environmental education, science education, or residential outdoor education.
-Current Wilderness First Responder certification, or willingness to acquire one before the start date.
-Able to build rapport with people from all backgrounds
-Work in outdoors and in all weather conditions
-Desire to learn and grow
-Able to communicate clearly to multiple audiences
-Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
-Able to work flexible hours as necessary
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.