Environmental Educator

Paul Smith's College

Paul Smiths, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $25.00
Deadline Feb 28, 2022

The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC)

Paul Smith’s College is a small, private master’s, baccalaureate, and associate degree granting institution located on a 170-acre campus on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake in Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) is located just north of the main campus on 3,000 acres of an array of Adirondack ecosystems, including boreal forest, peat bogs, marsh and mixed hardwood and coniferous forests.  With over 25 miles of trail, the site includes boardwalks, bridges and overlooks.  Access to the variety of habitats is excellent due to the reduction in trail grade and removal of rocks and roots in order to encourage minimal-barrier nature trail enjoyment.  The facility is a focal point within the Adirondack Park for activities for all ages and ability levels.  The VIC’s mission is to facilitate accessible outdoor experiences of ADK ecosystems through education, recreation, research, and the arts.  We are committed to provide outdoor educational experiences for the local and regional P-12 communities utilizing our exceptional facility.

Position Summary:

The VIC is seeking a creative, outgoing, and experienced part-time employee to re-establish an environmental education program for grades P-12.  This person will help develop and implement a strategic plan for VIC education programs that is integrated and non-competitive with existing programs within the Adirondack Park.  This person will also provide professional expertise and oversight to student interns.  We are looking for someone who is willing to explore opportunities to grow and improve our programs and strengthen our impact. This person will work cooperatively with VIC staff and other Paul Smith’s College departments, including at the Adirondack Watershed Institute.  The position requires considerable public contact and is based at the VIC.

This is a part-time, 12-month, position with sick leave benefits and a number of college benefits (e.g., gym membership, winter trail pass, etc.) 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Education, Environmental Education, Biology, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
  • Experience with developing and delivering environmental education programs to students and the public
  • Creativity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility, and team spirit
  • Comfortable working in the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • High level of comfort with outreach to area educators within school systems and other nonprofits
  • Ability to work some weekends and holidays

Driver’s license and driving record acceptable to PSC insurance carrier, which will enable authorization to drive College-owned vehicles

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Apply here

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