Overview

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.

What You Will Do:
This multi-campus Environmental Science Educator will work at different NatureBridge locations in California and Virginia throughout the 2022 season. There are several options for duration of season and campus location.
Please read the options carefully, as you will be asked to select a preference in your application:

Option 1: Spring Season (5 months)
February – Mid March: Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve (California)
April 4 – June 3: Prince William National Forest (Virginia/Washington DC)

Option 2: Extended Summer Season (9 Months)
April 4 – June 3: Prince William National Forest (Virginia/Washington DC)
June 6 – August 19: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California)
Late August –December: Golden Gate National Recreation Area OR Yosemite National Park (California)

Option 3: Spring through Fall Season (10 months)
February – Mid March: Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve (California)
April 4 – June 3: Prince William National Forest (Virginia/Washington DC)
June 6 – August 19: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California)
Late August –December: Golden Gate National Recreation Area OR Yosemite National Park (California)

Your primary job will be to:
-Lead students through multi day, hands-on, experiential learning in outdoor settings, including regular evening programs and occasional weekend work.
-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.

Compensation:
-$15/hour; this position is considered Exempt in Virginia, and Non-Exempt in California. You will be paid for travel between NatureBridge Locations
-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.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

-Minimum one year of relevant teaching experience
-Education in science, environmental or multidisciplinary studies, or a relevant field.
-Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to complete training at your own expense after an offer has been made
-Ability to work flexible hours and split shifts, including evenings and occasional weekends.

Required Skills:

-The social and emotional skills necessary to build rapport and positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities and communities.
-Commitment to equity and inclusion within your teaching and our community
-A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback.

About NatureBridge

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.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Submit your application to our Online Career Portal (URL below). Please include a resume, three references, and respond to the application questions in lieu of a cover letter. https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=95641&clientkey=461176FF3004AFEFCFC319045852BFF9