Summer Camp Environmental Educator

  • Audubon Society of Portland
  • Portland, OR 97210
  • Mar 13, 2018
Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Submit application by April 12

The Audubon Society of Portland is seeking talented Environmental Educators to lead our summer camp trips, classes, and camps. Applicants should have experience in environmental education with knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history. Qualified individuals should have a passion for working with children and for cultivating each child’s personal connection to the natural world. Portland Audubon’s Environmental Educators work with diverse populations of youth, including youth of color, immigrants and underserved youth. Our summer educators are responsible for collaborative facilitation of camps as well as being flexible and willing to teach in informal outdoor settings. Each Environmental Educator will work with a team of summer camp staff to run the activities of camp in a safe, fun and engaging way. 

We are hiring for several positions to lead a combination of half-day, full-day, and overnight summer camps for youth ages 6-18. We are hiring for several positions to lead a combination of half-day, full-day, overnight and community-based satellite camps.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

● Develops and leads camp programming, including overnight camp programs for children and youth
● Supports the implementation of equity, inclusion, and diversity goals and strategies for the education department that accentuate the diversity of the communities engaged in environmental and educational work
● Arranges for program provisions such as transportation, food, and equipment
● Coordinates the maintenance and repair of the materials and supplies of existing programs
● Delivers excellent customer service, internally and externally

Preferred Qualifications:
● Strong commitment to environmental education and conservation of the natural environment
● Demonstrated cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations, including communities of color, immigrants, and underserved communities
● Demonstrated enthusiasm about working in an inclusive environment which serves children of all background and abilities
● Knowledge of strategies to connect children to nature and the outdoors
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Field experience teaching grades 1-12
● Overnight youth program experience
● Knowledge of general forest ecology, pacific northwest natural history, regional birds and mammals ● Experience driving a 15 passenger van
● Second language abilities (Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, Vietnamese, Somalian) preferred. Native speakers preferred.

Special Conditions/ Restrictions of the Position
● Must possess current driver’s license
● Ability to be certified in Basic First Aid and CPR
● Ability to obtain a Multnomah Counties Food Handlers certification
● Ability to lift up to 40 pounds to waist level
● Ability to hike up to five miles with a pack
● Ability to be certified for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

Employment Dates: June 11- through August 31

There is a required two week camp training starting June 11th . Summer Camp Environmental Educators will be paid for planning time to design and develop curriculum for the camps that they lead. We recognize that in order to serve diverse communities we must also have that diversity represented in our staff. Applicants of color, immigrants, and other underserved persons are encouraged to apply.

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$16-$18/hr for up to 40 hours per week, based on experience and background