Nature-Based Educator - Schools Team Lead
Posted December 2022
Dynamic and unique conservation medicine and nature-based education center seeks full-time, experienced and passionate nature-based education professional. Under the supervision of the Education & Outreach Director, the Nature Based Educator- Schools Team Lead (NBE-STL) assists with coordinating booking, promoting, presenting, creating displays and materials, administrative support, and ambassador care and enrichment for the Education and Outreach Program. The NBE-STL is also responsible for representing CFW and providing tours and attending fundraising events where appropriate. The NBE-STL serves as a member of the CFW team and will collaborate with all departments to support the greater mission of Center for Wildlife.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, along with a natural curiosity for learning and a growth mindset. Candidates should display an ability to incorporate stories, statistics, current wildlife challenges, and opportunities for citizen stewardship in spoken and written word, along with specific knowledge of New England Wildlife- range, diets, habitats, current challenges, research, and management practices. Ideal candidates will also have experience training and mentoring volunteers and interns, along with superior time management and organizational skills. BA / MS from a four-year college or university in the fields of environmental education, environmental science, wildlife ecology, biology, or zoology preferred. Interpreter or naturalist certification is a plus. 1-2 years of experience in nature-based education required. Due to the nature of programming, some nights and weekend work is a must.
The position is hourly, and includes full-time benefits such as health insurance and paid time off. Center for Wildlife also offers a positive work culture, and satisfaction at working at one of the only organizations of its kind performing critical work for wildlife and nature connection in our region. Center for Wildlife was founded in 1986, has over 40,000 followers on its social media, an annual operating budget of $860,000, 6 board members, and 15 full-time and 3 seasonal staff. Since inception CFW has treated over 65,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, and presented environmental education programming to over 100,000 community members. Center for Wildlife has recently completed fundraising, construction, and transitioning to a brand new $6M facility that includes a Nature Center, outdoor amphitheater, auditorium and indoor classroom, ambassador campus, along with access to trails as part of it’s environmental education programming opportunities.
To apply for this position, please review the complete position description, then send cover letter and resume to: Josh Bower, Education & Outreach Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.