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Conservation Educator

The successful candidate will:

  • promote, schedule and present education programs to diverse audiences including schools PK-
    12, youth groups, families, and adults;
  • organize, facilitate and evaluate teacher/educator workshops;
  • maintain outdoor learning spaces/demonstration gardens;
  • train volunteers to present education programs to diverse audiences and maintain outdoor
    learning spaces;
  • write articles for newsletters and press releases;
  • provide content for website and social media;
  • oversee education equipment and supplies, including educational rental items;
  • maintain educator contact list/school directory; and
  • partner with other agencies for workshops, initiatives and events.

Qualifications:

  • experience facilitating inquiry-based, experiential learning
  • experience working with children and adults
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills foundational knowledge in natural resource management, especially related to soil science,
    water quality, stormwater and low impact development, and agriculture and farming practices
  • ability to identify and implement projects and management needs in outdoor learning spaces
  • including native and invasive plant identification skills
    certification (or ability to earn certification) as a Facilitator in some or all of the following:
  • Project WET, Healthy Water/Healthy People, Project WILD, Project Aquatic WILD, Project
    Learning Tree, Getting Little Feet WET, Growing Up WILD, and Environmental Experiences for
    Early Childhood
  • experience performing (or ability to learn) water quality sampling and credible data collecting
  • familiarity with age-appropriate education content
  • ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend events
  • computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Google platform
  • ability to lift 30 pounds, and load and unload program equipment and supplies
  • minimum of an Associate degree (A.S. or A.A.) in a related field
  • proof of valid Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable
  • ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and Federal background security check.

Employment status: Part-time (20-32 hours per week), permanent position, subject to a 6-month
probationary period.

Salary & benefits: Hourly wage commensurate with experience. This position will participate in Public
Employees Retirement System (PERS); and is eligible for deferred compensation; paid vacation, sick
leave, and holidays; health, dental, and vision benefits; and life insurance.

Application procedure:

  • Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Licking County Soil & Water Conservation
    District, 771 East Main St., Suite 100, Newark, OH 43055 or information@LickingSWCD.com.
  • Application Deadline – All documents must be received by mail, email or in person at the Soil &
    Water office by 4:00p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

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