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Job Announcement: Coastal Programs Education Specialist

Humboldt Baykeeper and the Northcoast Environmental Center are seeking a Coastal Programs Education Specialist.

The goal of the Coastal Programs Education Specialist position is to ensure high quality, hands-on learning experiences about local coastal environments through a bilingual Bay Explorations program and two Clean Beaches, Healthy Communities projects. This is a one-year, 20-hour/week staff position.

 

 

 

Northcoast Environmental Center/Humboldt Baykeeper
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE:  Coastal Programs Education Specialist

STATUS:  One year, 20-hour/week staff position.

SALARY:  $12-$15/hour, DOE

POSITION OPENS:  April 1, 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send letter of interest, resume indicating a complete work history and list of at least three (3) references to: Northcoast Environmental Center, PO Box 4259 Arcata, CA 95518 or email dan@yournec.org

Position Summary

The goal of the Coastal Programs Education Specialist position is to ensure high quality, hands-on learning experiences about local coastal environments through a bilingual Bay Explorations program and two Clean Beaches, Healthy Communities projects. The Education Specialist reports to the Coastal Programs Director.   

Duties include:

  • Developing bilingual English-Spanish educational materials and curriculum appropriate for use in both K-12 schools, as well as the general public
  • Coordinating and leading K-12 classroom and field trip presentations and programs
  • Leading bilingual tours of Humboldt Bay on both land and water
  • Modifying and utilizing the NEC’s watershed diorama for use in classrooms and other community centers
  • Leading an interactive project to build a creature-sculpture utilizing trash gathered on beach cleanups and use the sculpture for educational events
  • Coordinating and leading classroom and field trip presentations and programs
  • Recruiting volunteers and interns to assist with programs as necessary
  • Scheduling trained volunteers and interns for programs
  • Organizing and overseeing beach cleanups
  • Ensuring that volunteers and interns are appreciated via appropriate recognition such as personal phone calls and emails, recognition events, refreshments, thank you notes, etc.
  • Maintaining program supplies, materials and spaces
  • Attending special events as they relate to programs, such as education fairs, film nights, etc.
  • Tracking of volunteer and intern hours and program participation
  • Generating quarterly reports quantifying program participation and success

Qualifications and Requirements

The qualified candidate will:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Have previous experience working in K-12 classrooms or programs
  • Have some knowledge of and a strong interest in local coastal wildlife and habitats
  • Be reliable, dependable, organized and able to work independently
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have up-to-date computer skills
  • Be able to perform moderately strenuous activities including paddling watercraft

Additional skills are a plus:

  • Experience with MacOS
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or other graphic design programs.
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Experience with curriculum design
  • Background in Natural Resource Interpretation

 

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