Posting Number: 20110448
Job Title: Swarovski Waterschool Educator (Pending Budget Approval)
Classification: Non-Exempt Staff
Rate of Pay: $18.66/Commensurate with experience
Type of Position: Full-Time
Organizational Unit: NGRREC-Environmental Education
Position Reports To: Director of Environmental Education and Citizen Science of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)
Purpose of Position:
Work with the Education Director and Swarovski Waterschool partner team to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program, a program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not all-inclusive; other duties may be required or assigned.
Plan and deliver Waterschool environmental education programs to multiple audiences and stakeholders:
- Recruit school districts, teachers to participate in the Waterschool program
- Collaborate with a variety of organizations to expand and implement the program
- Plan, develop, and implement program activities such as summer camps, educator workshops, and stewardship activities
- Maintain regular contact and positive relationships with external groups involved in the program
- Develop informational and promotional materials for various media outlets
- Assess the materials needed to conduct Waterschool programming and assist with purchasing of those materials
- Develop quarterly reports for the Waterschool program
- Represent NGRREC at conferences and events related to Waterschool programming areas
- Cultivate and maintain relationship with Swarovski, the primary funding entity, for the Waterschool program
- Collaborate with environmental education team as needed to identify specific strategies to reach target groups such as underserved communities, at-risk populations, and the general public
- Assist with maintenance of NGRREC website pages related to Waterschool programming areas
- Assist Director of Environmental Education in development of funding proposals, budgets, and workplans for the Waterschool program
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
- Minimum of a BA or BS in environmental education, life science, environmental science, or other related fields
- Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Independent judgment in development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and plans
- Interest in getting students involved in community engagement/ stewardship activities
- Ability and desire to work as part of an education team
- Experience in community-based outreach and with diverse communities preferable
- Education and community outreach experience with a broad range of ages and in both formal and informal education settings desirable
- Frequent travel to various greater St. Louis area locations, including the transport of materials and equipment
- Ability to work morning and afternoon hours during the academic school year required
- Ability to work occasional Saturdays and evenings as needed
- Familiarity with national and state K-12 educational standards desired
- Familiarity with scientific concepts related to water and watersheds desired
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new computer applications
- Ability to work outdoors in various weather (e.g. rain or summer heat) and field conditions (e.g. conducing stream surveys)
- Ability to lift 25 pounds
Work Hours: Some Evenings, Some Weekends, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Open Date: 02/18/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Swarovski Waterschool educator will have an exciting opportunity to join the recently developed Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). The Swarovski Waterschool global program, established along many rivers of the world including the Danube (Austria), Ganges (India), Yangtze (China), Nile (Uganda), Amazon (Brazil), and now the Mississippi (United States), educates children ages 8-15 and their communities about the ecological, economic, social and cultural issues that affect water use on a local and global level, and provides clean drinking water and sanitation in schools and communities across the globe. The Swarovski Waterschool at NGRREC is the first in North America and is located on the Mississippi River, at the confluence of the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers. NGRREC’s Swarovski Waterschool educator will join a team of professionals to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program. A primary goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.
GRANT FUNDED POSITION
This full-time position goes through a minimum of Dec. 31, 2019 and is ongoing pending continued grant funding.
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