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Environmental Education Program (North and South County)

Up to 40 hours per week. Note: Due to COVID and distanced learning, educators will join classes online and present virtual lessons and field trips.
Position Overview: Educators conduct in-class environmental lessons focusing on water quality, natural resources, waste reduction, recycling, and composting for K-6th grade students in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Orcutt, Santa Ynez, and Lompoc. Each lesson is from 45 minutes to two hours in length. Educators drive to schools and present up to six 45 minute lessons in a day. All lessons are ecology based, focusing on the relationships of different environmental systems.
Duties include student education presentations, administrative tasks related to evaluating, and tracking student performance, and teacher satisfaction.This position requires a variety of administrative duties for reporting purposes as well as maintaining all teaching kits in a well-stocked and clean condition and staffing occasional evening and weekend special events.
Important Skills:
• Environmental knowledge of waste reduction, water quality, and composting systems with an understanding of ecology and environmental issues
• Strong teaching skills and experience in conducting in-class presentations to groups of elementary aged students
• Excellent administrative and data entry skills: Accurate, detail oriented, organized, time efficient, self-directed, able to multi-task
• Ability to be flexible and work both independently and as a team
• Good interpersonal skills
• Quick to learn multiple environmental lessonsDue to the extensive training required we are looking for someone able to make a long term commitment to our organization and mission.Qualifications:
• A degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Resource Conservation, Elementary Education or a related field or equivalent experience.
• Self-starter, motivated to lead an innovative environmental education program and inspire the school community to follow through with techniques learned during the presentations. Excellent written and oral communication skills (Spanish language skills desirable).
• Highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities.
• Excellent rapport with children; experience with primary school setting, including a familiarity with curricular standards, and classroom activities. Ability to supervise and engage small and large groups of elementary students.
• Comfortable working from multiple locations and traveling between job sites and Explore Ecology offices.
• Able to provide prompt transportation within Santa Barbara County and provide proof of insurance.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, e-mail and internet (daily access to e-mail).
• Ability to attend regular staff meetings.
• Ability to commit to up to 40 hours per week, including occasional weekends.
• Must be in good physical health- able to lift up to 40 pounds.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in groups; able to work with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.Compensation: $15.00 per hour base, increases DOE, up to 40 hours per week.Other: Must pass LiveScan (fingerprint background check) and TB test.
To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, a current resume, and two professional job reference contacts to craigslist email. For each reference please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them. For questions regarding position please contact Lindsay Johnson at Lindsay (at) ExploreEcology.org.

School Gardens Program Garden Educator

The Garden Educator (GE) is an integral part of the garden experience for students, teachers, and the school community. The GE connects students to their food, their environment, and their community through hands on garden and environmental education lessons, while modeling responsibility, organization and teamwork. GE’s facilitate the growth of the garden community with responsibilities and lead school garden-based instruction and garden maintenance.
Full and/or part time positions available. Compensation: Base of $15.00 per hour, increases DOE, up to 40 hours per week.
Other: Must pass LiveScan (fingerprint background check) and TB test.
To Apply: Email a cover letter detailing your interest in this position, a current resume, and two professional job reference contacts to Lindsay (at) ExploreEcology.org. For each reference please provide their name, phone number, email, where you worked with them, and the number of years you have known them.
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