Environmental Education Assistant: Utah

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake City
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
$3,317 living stipend
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (www.fogsl.org) is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Coordinator to complete 450 hours of work (an average of 20 hours/week) during a 6-7 month time period (April through October, 2017). The Environmental Education Coordinator will assist with our 4th grade Lakeside Learning field trip program at Great Salt Lake and will work to develop new k-6 educational programming.

Work will generally take place during business hours, Monday through Friday, although some evening and weekends may be required. Although this position will average 20 hours per week, the weekly time commitment will be variable, with some weeks requiring up to 40 hours.

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake’s central office is located in Salt Lake City. Lakeside Learning field trips take place Monday through Thursday, between 8am and 2pm, at Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake Marina. Although scheduling is flexible and work-from-home is allowed, the candidate will be expected to work from the FoGSL office at least one day each week. The selected candidate will be expected to work from his/her home with minimal supervision.

The Environmental Education Coordinator will: Assist in the coordination of our Lakeside Learning field trip program, including:
Lead groups of 4th graders through a series of outdoor educational activities at Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake Marina
Coordinate field trip schedules with volunteers and teachers
Prepare and maintain field trip gear
Work with staff, volunteers, and program participants to evaluate Lakeside Learning and suggest ideas for improvement
Develop new summer educational programming, such as seminars, field trips, and day-camp experiences for k-6 students. This may include all or some of the following:
Research feasibility and costs, create a proposal and implementation plan
Develop new curriculum and coordinate pilot programs to collect feedback
Transport himself/herself and volunteers to/from educational activities in the SLC area (mileage will be reimbursed)
Co-lead Great Salt Lake Summer Camp (a week-long day camp for 4th and 5th graders)
Coordinate participation in public outreach events and festivals
Assist with the coordination and staffing of the annual fall fundraising event
Assist with other FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake education/outreach efforts as needed, which may include:
Design and create outreach items and educational materials
Update existing curriculum
Plan/staff special events
Other duties as assigned

To apply visit: http://www.fogsl.org/about/employment-opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a degree) in Environmental Science, Biology, Education, Communications, or related subject
Experience working with children in an outdoor and/or educational setting
Effective at communicating with a variety of audiences
Experience designing curriculum and educational activities
Basic knowledge of ecology and geology and a willingness and ability to quickly learn new concepts
Enjoy working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
Able to walk short distances (1 mile) over uneven terrain and lift moderate loads (25 pounds)
Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and access to an automobile for personal transportation and/or transporting volunteers
Must have access to computer and internet
Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Desired Qualifiations:
Knowledgeable of the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and local conservation, education, and management groups

To apply visit: http://www.fogsl.org/about/employment-opportunities

Contact Person
Janessa Edwards
Contact Phone
(801) 583-5593
Contact eMail

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