The Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) is seeking to hire a full-time environmental educator. This position will be annually renewable, based on available funds to support the position. FORE is a nonprofit foundation supporting organization of ORSANCO. The main purpose of this position is to conduct environmental education programs to people of all ages, primarily 4th Grade – College Level. Our education programs consist of environmental and biological topics such as macroinvertebrates, water chemistry, water monitoring, fish ecology, and plankton ecology. Environmental Educators report directly to the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at ORSANCO and work in a teamwork setting in direct partnership with other educators. On average, this position will work 20 or more events per year and assist with internal program administration.
Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week flexible schedule, with occasional weekends and evening hours based on program schedules. Some travel required.
Reports to: Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator
Summary of essential job functions
Facilitate environmental education presentations regarding a variety of water quality related topics Lead environmental education and outreach events.
Assist in curriculum development and program development.
Assist in maintaining education supplies and inventory.
Assist in the scheduling programs and events.
Assist in identifying and applying for funding opportunities.
Assist in content creation for social media.
Assist Communication and Environmental Education. Manager and Public Information and Outreach Coordinator with various departmental projects as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, education, or a related field.
Experience with environmental education, water quality, plankton, macroinvertebrates, and/or Ohio River fish is highly desired.
Proficiency with social media is preferred.
Applicant must have the ability to work independently, set deadlines and meet them, and be comfortable presenting to and interacting with people of all ages.
Must be able to swim and operate a paddle craft. Further safety training will be provided.
Possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
Maintain an active First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
Experience using or reading NGSS Standards is preferred.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. alone or up to 50 lbs. as a team and must be able to tolerate working outdoors.
Non-exempt position with a starting annual salary of $33,000. Benefits include health insurance, paid holidays, vacation & sick leave.
How to Apply
Submit a letter and resume (and references if desired) to Nick Callahan, Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator. by going to: https://www.orsanco.org/open-positions/environmental-educator-2/