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Field Experience Ambassador

Poudre Learning Center

Greeley, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $25/hour, part-time as needed
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Summary/Objective: PLC Ambassadors are responsible for teaching K-12 environmental education Field Experiences. Ambassadors are expected to teach a minimum of twice a month and are required to attend staff training at the beginning of each semester. Our Field Experiences range from 2-8 hours and can be on-site or in-school. Each Field Experience utilizes a different combination of our 60+ lessons, which Ambassadors are expected to familiarize themselves with to teach effectively. PLC programs are hands-on, place-based, and geared toward helping children to develop awareness, appreciation, and stewardship for the natural world of the Cache la Poudre Watershed.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend staff training events to learn the PLC’s curriculum, best practices for environmental education, behavior management techniques, and how to navigate our property. 
  • Use SignUp.com to sign up for programs. 2 Field Experiences are required per month (as capacity allows), but Ambassadors are welcome to sign up for as many as they would like. 
  • Effectively use email to view communication about programs, trainings, events, and feedback. Check email regularly and respond in a timely manner.
  • Prepare for Field Experiences by studying lesson plans and background information as appropriate for the grade level visiting the PLC. 
  • Teach K-12 Field Experiences using PLC environmental education methods. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Required:

  • Education level of high school diploma/GED or greater.
  • Experience working with youth in formal or informal settings.
  • Knowledge of natural and environmental sciences, including local ecosystems, Colorado flora and fauna, water resources, and pertinent environmental issues. 
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with members of diverse populations.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain certification.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 

Preferred:  

  • College degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, education, or related field. 
  • Extensive knowledge Colorado Academic Standards.
  • Experience with reading, writing, and teaching a lesson plan.
  • Familiarity with Positive Youth Development and/or Youth Participatory Action Research.
  • Experience working in non-traditional education settings, particularly environmental education, outdoor education, nature centers, or pre-collegiate programs. 
  • Ability to communicate in another language, especially Spanish, Somali, Karenni, or Burmese. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Work Environment/ Physical Demands:

  • The successful candidate must be able to perform essential functions requiring sitting, standing, stooping, walking, and communicating effectively.
  • They must be able to safely operate standard hand tools, office equipment, telephones, and computers.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions. 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and community. 
  • Flexibility and excellent public relations skills. 
  • Ability to perform all functions of the position. 
  • Passion for environmental education and youth development.
  • Knowledge of and passion for the natural world of the Cache la Poudre River Watershed.
  • Willingness to continue to learn.

Travel: None

EEO/AAP Statement

Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

Complaint procedures have been established for current employees, prospective employees, and applicants for employment. The name of the responsible employee who has been identified as the Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator for the District is as follows:

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Annette Overton

1025 Ninth Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631

Phone: 970-348-6074

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a Google Form at https://forms.gle/gnt97Z1CD41gt5JV6 to apply. Please contact Sami Wolniakowski at swolniakowski@greeleyschools.org with questions or for more information. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education
Tags Nature Center