Job Title: Environmental Educator
Reports to: Manager, Education & Engagement
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Salary Range: $48,000 – $53,000 per year
Hours: 35 hours per week (permanent, term position until March 2024)
Anticipated Start Date: January 4, 2023
About Clean Foundation:
Clean Foundation helps the communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges. We bring specialized teams together to work on complex problems, delivering clean projects and programming for communities. We’re here to make the biggest impact for a cleaner world.
Learn more about us and the work we do: cleanfoundation.ca
Summary of the Position:
The Education & Engagement team’s focus is to develop and deliver environmental education programming that fosters awareness, appreciation and empathy for the natural world. We equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to make educated decisions, and show them that they have the power to take action and make a difference in their own lives and communities. Our workshops are STEM-based, solutions-focused and cover various environmental topics for P-12 students, including renewable energy, watershed health and climate change.
We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and experienced bilingual Environmental Educator to deliver our existing youth programming and support the development of new environmental programming.
The focus of this position is both development and delivery of our environmental education programs.
Delivery – Managing program bookings with schools and community organizations and delivering engaging, dynamic educational workshops online and in person. As we serve schools and groups around the province, regular travel will be required, including some overnight stays.
Development – Collaborating on the development of new, curriculum-aligned environmental education programs and their supporting resources. This includes creating new activities, writing experiment instructions, and developing Teaching Guides.
The Environmental Educator will work with a team of educators, and this role requires a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, communication, and teamwork. The ideal candidate will have a passion for environmental education and youth engagement with demonstrated experience in bilingual education, facilitation, or working with youth in a leadership role.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Delivering engaging, highly participatory educational youth workshops on environmental science topics, including demonstrating proper scientific techniques
- Planning and managing travel logistics, including scheduling programs with teachers, arranging use of Clean vehicles, and overnight stays
- Tracking data on schools visited, number or participants, and survey results from learners and teachers
- Managing a consistent and thorough feedback and evaluation process
- Developing new workshops and programs for youth, including slide decks, activities, experiments, learning tools and supports, and teaching guides
- Editing existing Teaching Guides and Presentations to ensure they are clear, concise, and well-formatted
- Supporting youth climate action projects through mentorship and meetings with classes and teachers
- Maintaining current knowledge of Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada curriculum
- Generating content for our social media team to showcase our programming and increase environmental literacy
- Reflect Clean’s values throughout program development and delivery
- Support internship or summer staff through training, mentoring, and program support
- Other duties and projects as required
Education and Required Qualifications:
- Post-secondary education in a related field such as education, environmental science, sustainability and/or other sciences is considered an asset.
- Bilingualism is strongly considered an asset.
- Experience in youth education and engagement required.
- A demonstrated passion for the environment and/or environmental education
- Extensive experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite (GoogleMeet, GoogleDocs, etc.).
- Strong sense of initiative and self-motivation.
- Comfort and familiarity with virtual engagement tools such as GoogleMeet and Zoom.
- Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
- Strong presentation and public speaking skills and comfort handling complex questions on the spot; ability to adapt style, message and tone based on the audience and topic.
- Valid First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification are considered assets.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to complete and pass a criminal background and vulnerable sector check.
- Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Must have a valid Canadian driver’s license and able to provide a Driver’s Abstract from the Registry of Motor Vehicles (access to a car is not required).
- Comfort working both in a classroom setting and outdoors in rough terrain.
Additional hours, or time outside of the normal work hours, will be required to meet operational requirements of planning and delivering specific programs at specific times of the year. Travel will also be required.
Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. Qualified self-identifying First Nations, Metis and Inuit, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ2+ applicants will be strongly considered for this position. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.
If you’re interested in our current position of Environmental Educator with Clean, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to email@example.com on or before December 4, 2022. We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.