Regular Part-Time Environmental Educator

Description

The Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) is seeking to hire a regular part time educator to work 15-20 hours on average per week. FORE is the non-profit affiliate of ORSANCO (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission). Educational programs at FORE focus on macroinvertebrates, fish ecology, plankton, water chemistry, and water quality monitoring for the Ohio River. Environmental Educators work in direct partnership with other educators and under the supervision of ORSANCO’s Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator. Responsibilities include conducting environmental education programs and outreach activities, both with a team and independently.

Our educational programs provide experiences outside the traditional classroom to explore nature and the vital uses of the river. Our outreach activities involve people of all ages to promote water quality and encourage environmental stewardship. Additionally, this individual will assist in curriculum development and project management. Educators are directly involved in environmental education events and outreach activities, however administrative tasks such as marketing, scheduling, and event planning, can be split among team members according to strengths in these respective areas.

This position is entry level, previous education and biological experience is beneficial but not required.  This role involves public speaking and presenting in front of both large and small groups. The ideal candidate will have, or be working on, a degree in biology, environmental science, or education.  We offer flexible but consistent scheduling and training. A passion for outdoors and willingness to work hands-on with the public is strongly encouraged.

Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent, and we request a background in environmental studies, education, or similar field

Must have, or be willing to obtain a First Aid/CPR Certification

Must be comfortable or be willing to learn how to operate a paddle craft

Local travel required

Need to have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of settings

Must possess good communication skills, general public speaking skills, and the ability to work with a team as well as independently

Expected to help with event setup and breakdown

Must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs

Instruction To Apply

Submit a letter and resume (and references if desired) to Nick Callahan, Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Organization

FORE

Employment Period

Ongoing

Location

Greater Cincinnati Tristate Area

Base of Employment

Cincinnati, OH

Salary Range

$13-$15/hour

Deadline

N/A