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Stewardship Educator at MEarth - 6517

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Stewardship Educator
4380 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel , CA 93923
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Job Description: 

About​ ​Us:
The mission of MEarth is “to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship.”

We meet this mission by inspiring youth and adults alike to be better stewards of our selves, our communities, and our environment. We provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to PK-12 school groups, county agencies, partner nonprofits, local businesses, and interested citizens at the ten-acre Hilton Bialek Habitat adjacent to Carmel Middle School.

About The Position:
MEarth seeks a Stewardship Educator to co-lead Mearth’s education programs, and support other programming as needed. The Stewardship Educator will teach students and adults how we can better care for ourselves, our communities, and our environment.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to thrive by delivering academically rigorous, standards-aligned educational programming in the Hilton Bialek Habitat, our organic garden and culinary classroom, as well as on off-site habitat restoration projects.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Main Responsibilities:

The Stewardship Educator coordinates many educational aspects of MEarth’s programs, including, but not limited to:

Using MEarth’s facilities to teach PK-12 grade environmental stewardship classes using the Next Generation Science Standards.
Teaching PK-12 students about healthy eating and lifestyle choices by leading them through the growing, preparing and cooking of foods harvested from our organic garden.
Coordinating restoration projects at local natural areas.
Supervising volunteers who support MEarth’s educational programs.
Support in developing community partnerships, leading frequent weekend programming, and supporting with annual fundraisers.
Coordinating staff and programming for summer camp.

Working Conditions:
The Stewardship Educator will be involved in a wide variety of physical activities related to outdoor and garden education, and must be comfortable teaching outdoors in all weather conditions. The Stewardship Educator will regularly need to [1] bend, crouch, or kneel to access information and/or to assist students from ground level to 4.5 feet above the ground; [2] push, pull, and lift instructional equipment and supplies; [3] sit on chairs or the floor, lean over for prolonged periods of time, and reach in all directions, and [4] work outdoors for prolonged periods of time.

Hours and Compensation:
We are seeking to fill the Stewardship Educator role on a full-time basis for our 2019-2020 school year.

Salary and vacation packages are competitive.

Education & Experience: 

Key Qualifications:

Experience and interest in developing standards-aligned science curriculum
Ability to make outdoor learning and education fun and engaging
Bachelor’s degree in education or science related field
1-3 years of experience as an educator
Outdoor education experience
Experience in public speaking
Knowledge of local ecological systems
Experience managing groups of students in an outdoor setting
Ability to meaningfully engage volunteers who are providing MEarth with habitat and garden maintenance
Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative work environment, as well as work independently in a highly organized manner with a keen eye for detail
Kitchen and/or culinary experience
Organic gardening and/or farming experience

Additional Beneficial Qualifications:
Experience working in the nonprofit sector
Well versed in Apple products and Google platforms (Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive).
Passion for inspiring youth into leadership areas
Experience working with underserved communities in nutrition and outdoor education
Experience facilitating events/workshops
Knowledge and direct experience integrating seasonal garden produce into nutrition curriculum, scaling recipes, bulk purchasing etc.
Experience developing and documenting curriculum for PK-12 education programs
Experience utilizing impact evaluation tools
Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Application Instructions: 

To Apply:

Please follow the link below to apply. No phone calls please.

Successful completion of the hiring process is contingent on applicant passing a multi-agency livescan fingerprint/background check and TB test. (paid for by MEarth)

MEarth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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