Environmental Educator - #94827
Job Title: Environmental Educator
Reports to: Manager, Education & Engagement
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
Hours: 35 per week (full time, contract from Jan 4, 2024 to June 30, 2024)
Location: Dartmouth, NS
About Clean Foundation
Clean Foundation helps the communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges. We bring specialized teams together to work on complex problems, delivering clean projects and programming for communities. We’re here to make the biggest impact for a cleaner world.
Learn more about us and the work we do: cleanfoundation.ca
Clean is committed to Employment Equity. Our goals are to offer our employees a living wage and to be inclusive of a diverse workforce that is reflected at all job levels. We welcome candidates from diverse equity groups to apply and encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume. If you require accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please let us know.
Clean is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced Environmental Educator to join our youth program team. In this role, you will deliver our engaging, hands-on programming for youth across the province, as well as support the development of new environmental programming.
Our workshops are science-based, solutions-focused, and cover many environmental topics including renewable energy, watershed health, and climate change. Through in-person, virtual, as well as outdoor programming, we seek to foster not only knowledge, but appreciation, empathy, and connection with the natural world.
You will join a passionate, dedicated team of Environmental Educators who work as a team to collaboratively develop curriculum-aligned programming and resources, including creating activities, writing experiment instructions, and developing Teaching Guides. Your experience working with youth and strong background in environmental topics means you are ready to support youth to take positive action in their own lives and communities.
Our Environmental Educators communicate and coordinate efficiently with schools and youth groups around the province, travelling regularly in our Electric Vehicle fleet to deliver programs in all corners of the province. (Get your low-carbon road trip playlist ready!). This requires strong communication and organizational skills.
Our team is fun, supportive, creative, and passionate about environmental action and education. This role is right for you if you share that passion, and possess a high degree of organization, adaptability, collaboration, and communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Deliver engaging, highly participatory educational workshops for youth on environmental topics, such as climate science, watershed and coastal health, and renewable energy.
- Plan and manage travel logistics, including scheduling programs with teachers, arranging use of Clean vehicles, and overnight stays.
- Ensure a consistent and thorough feedback and evaluation process from learners and teachers.
- Evaluate and improve education resources such as teaching guides and presentations to ensure scientific accuracy, clarity, and align with pedagogical best practices.
- Develop new programs or resources, including slide decks, activities, experiments, learning tools and supports, and teaching guides.
- Maintain current knowledge of Nova Scotia curriculum.
- Reflect Clean’s values throughout program development and delivery.
- Other duties and projects as required.
- Post-secondary education in a related field such as Environmental Science, Sustainability, Education, Environmental Management, Biology, Chemistry, and/or other sciences, considered an asset
- Bilingualism (French/English) is strongly considered an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in youth education and engagement
- Passion for environmental sustainability and education
- Comfort and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as virtual engagement tools such as GoogleMeet and Zoom
- Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities
- Strong organization and time management skills;
- Strong teamwork and collaboration skills;
- Strong sense of initiative and self-motivation
- Strong presentation and public speaking skills and comfort handling complex questions on the spot; ability to adapt style, message, and tone based on the audience and topic
- Valid First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification considered an asset;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Must be able to complete and pass a criminal background and vulnerable sector check;
- Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Must have a valid Canadian driver’s license and able to provide a Driver’s Abstract from the Registry of Motor Vehicles (note: access to a car is not required); and be over the age of 21 to satisfy insurance requirements.
The Environmental Educator is an in-person role and is based out of our Dartmouth office. The Environmental Educator should be comfortableworking both in a classroom setting, and outdoors in rough terrain and in various weather conditions.
The extra shine of working at Clean:
- No more emails past 5 p.m.—your off-work time is YOUR time.
- RRSP matching.
- We fully cover your health and dental insurance plan.
- Paid vacation and wellness days.
- Paid volunteer time off.
- You get your birthday off (if it falls during a workday).
- Every day is treat day—are you team M&M’s or team Sour Keys?
- Your dog friends are welcomed.
- We offer a hybrid work environment (office and remote work).
If making an impact through your work excites you then Clean may be your next career move. If you’re interested in our current position of Environmental Educator, please submit your cover letter and resume on or before November 30, 2023. We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $50,000.00-$55,000.00 per year
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person